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Old 05-19-2020, 01:15 PM
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
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I was discussing this with another person and i recently read someone else on this board was struggling with a small but functional drip tray.

so, que the MacGuyver theme music, here's the dirty Coco project...i don't do videos, i am an illustrated list kind of dude.

so i will make one caveat- this is NOT a humidity tray, it CAN be made to be a little more wet proof if you want that but that was not my goal and so, warned

start with a hydro tray 3-5$ less if you buy a bunch

Schom schom schom by J Solo, on Flickr

you are going to remove the middle inch or 3/4"

so start with a couple cuts down from the lip to the bottom
Schom schom schom by J Solo, on Flickr

viola! the middle, she is gone!

Schom schom schom by J Solo, on Flickr

next you add an adhesive, I used Locktite spray adhesive, the red one (permanent bond) but you could use a lot of things here..this is also the point where you decide is this a reservoir or a drip pan? if you wan to make it more of a res, use silicon caulk around the bottom and side of the INNER piece, this will create a seal that will hold the volume of water in this small vessel

enjoy
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:23 PM
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whats the difference to a regular rectangular flower pot like one of these

Cheaper and already exactly what you have made from what I can see.

They come in 40,60,70,80,100 and 120cm sizes and are completely sealed.
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:30 PM
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those are too big for most indoor windowsills and leave no place for the mechanism to open and close the window, they are also much taller

certainly a great and workable solution for many people too
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