Rather than sourcing the tools, parts & materials and time to make one of these,
simply Buy one here!
Otherwise, Here’s a video for those of you who work better watching how something is made, like myself. If you prefer walk-through instructions and pictures, scroll down below the video. Hope this helps!
Got a bucket, lid and the know how?
Then check out our Float Valve & Hose Adapter Kit!
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Comes with top quality parts;
– 1/2″ 60psi adjustable float valve
– 1/2″-3/4″ swivel hose adapter
– and plumbers tape.
Tools You Will Need
Plumbers water sealing tape
Have plumbers tape, tools and parts readily available. Below is the float, adapter & tape. With Jig Saw, cut a 1/4 of the top section of the bucket out… like below pic..Drill 3/4″ hole into bucket on opposite side of cut out. Just below the bucket “outer ring” (connected to metal handle) and begin threading the disassembled float valve through the bucket. With your pliers thread the float valve disassembled, just the valve, through the hole.Screw valve’s locking nut on and grab plumbers tape to wrap around the valve’s threads. Screw on adapter over the plumbers tape to ensure a tight seal. Reassemble the float valve and make sure it’s set at a desirable water height. Put lid on, take outside, set on level ground and connect to hose. Done! 🙂