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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.

    • Hammer
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Adjustable wrench
    • Bucket
    • Hacksaw
    • Knee pads
    • Plumbers tape
    • Rags
    • Slip joint pliers
    • Shop vacuum

You'll also need a garden hose.

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Dielectric nipple
    • 1-1/4-in. x 1-1/2-in. female PVC trap adapter
    • 3/4-in. MIP x 1/2-in. barb fitting
    • 3/4-in. x 3-in. nipple
    • 24-in. piece of 1/2-in. I.D. vinyl tubing
    • Brass elbow
    • Dielectric nipple
    • 2" brass nipple
    • Brass ball valve
    • Garden hose adapter
    • Shop vacuum hose adapter

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