Splitter from pump to bog and garden hose


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Has anyone built a splitter into their pump/waterfall hose? I am building a bog and plan on putting a pump into the pond with the tubing running up to the bog where it will attach to the PVC that will run under the pea gravel. I'd like to have the ability to pump water out of the pond and use it to water some plants. I figure it will recycle the water to keep the algae down and feed my plants. Ideally it would tie in at the bog where the PVC starts. If anyone has done this or has pictures that would be great otherwise I will wing it and figure something out.
 
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I used pvc fittings a Cross one and pieces of pipe and the used clamps to hold the hose on .They are in the pond .I could not find the pics of it but will look for them .similar to this
 

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That's it! Very similar to what I am thinking. The only thing I would need is a switch built into it to be able to direct the flow to either the bog or the garden hose. This is like an outdoor puzzle where you know what you want it to look like but need to build the pieces as you go.
 

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a ball valve .I use them on mine just make sure it is the slip one and not the screw on one .I have both .The screw on one goes to the hose in my waterfall and the slip one with a clamp goes to the filter .
 

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The store can help you just take pieces of the hoses and explain it to them .I have done plumbing in the past so I knew what I wanted
 
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Test the ball valves before you buy some are miserable to open.
 
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For watering plants I dropped a 700 gph fountain pump in above my waterfall, connected it to some irrigation hose, and put a timer on it. I found a christmas light timer at home depot that worked really well. It does a good job of watering plants and auto-changing water. Water coming in is attached to a float valve in the skimmer (pretty common, I believe).
 
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you do want them a little hard to open and close .I had one that was easy to open and close and it would do it on it's own and cause problems .It had a black handle .this is it and it is not any good for anything
 

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Thanks everyone. I can't wait to go tell the guy at Lowes that we need to test ball valves. That just makes me laugh saying it. I do understand what you mean though and I will. And Tim, thanks, I will look for a Christmas light timer. :)
 

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I used a screw in adapter on the ball valve so the hose could slip over it and be clamped on .Take pieces of each of your hoses if possible
 

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Great idea sissy, I am going to try and put together my list and buy it all at the same time. This weekend is supposed to be miserably hot so I will probably just work on my garden. Maybe try and get some bog stuff done in the mornings but no rock lifting or heavy moving by the looks of it. If I can get the base of the bog set up I could start buying the PVC and tubing and putting that together... Hmmmmm, that is a great idea.... Annnndddd now I'm talking to myself.
 

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buy everything and hold onto your receipt so you can return things not needed .I put it on my lowes store card so i can remember all the stuff I buy and not have to think about what this was and what that was .Pea gravel usually goes on sale the holiday weekend
 
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Holiday weekend as in Labor Day weekend?? Or some weird holiday like "Talk like a Pirate Day"? LOL If that's the case, I'll wait.
There are 2 places I am forbidden from getting a credit card from. Lowes, and any shoe store on the planet.
I do keep my receipts though, I have an envelope full of pond build materials in case I need to replace, return, or add on, I have an idea of what's in there now....
 

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any holiday the put it on sale .labor day, 4th of july and memorial day seem to be big sale days .Not a credit card it is there store buyers card .It just keeps track of your purchases.if you have to return something also you don't have to look for the receipt they just use your card
 
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Some of the ball valves you can not open at all, I like them at least turnable
 

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