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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Bucket
    • Dust mask
    • Hearing protection
    • Straightedge
    • Pliers
    • Putty knife
    • Safety glasses
    • Sawhorses
    • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • One 4 x 8-ft. sheet of 2-in. extruded polystyrene foam insulation
    • Four 80-lb. bags of concrete mix (or five 60-lb. bags)
    • Four 10-oz. bottles of Quikrete Cement Color or equivalent
    • 2 ft. of 1/2-in. PVC pipe
    • 2 ft. of pump tubing
    • 2 ft. of 10-gauge insulated copper wire
    • Duct tape
    • 3-in. screws
    • 20-minute setting-type joint compound (1 bag)
    • 12-in. flowerpot
    • 3-in. ABS toilet flange
    • hot glue
    • 9- or 10-in.-diameter ball
    • 1/2-in. galvanized hardware cloth
    • river pebbles

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