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    Thread: DIY PVC Shower Filter

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      DIY PVC Shower Filter

      I recently upgraded my filter system from SC/Nexus to RDF/Shower. I made shower myself.

      1. Design sketches. There are two shower units, up unit and low unit. Up unit supply water to three exiting TPRs and low unit has a duck bill.
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      2. Up unit design and sizes
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      3. Lower unit design and sizes
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      Materials used:
      1. Veranda 3/4 in. x 11-1/4 in. x 8 ft. White PVC Trim (3-Pack)
      http://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-3...6450/203640260
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      2. Square Drive Deck Screws 305 Stainless Steel Bugle Head Type 17 Point - #8 x 1-5/8" Qty-250
      Square Drive Deck Screws 305 Stainless Steel Bugle Head Type 17 Point - #8 x 1-1/4" Qty-250
      Kreg SML-C150S5-100 305 Stainless Steel Pocket Hole Screws - 1 1/2", #8 Coarse, Washer Head, Qty 100

      All purchased from Amazon.com

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      Work in progress:
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      Drill air holes
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      Done cutting
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      Up unit
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      Lower Unit
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      Lower unit with cover. All covers are closed with rabbit joint
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      Load Lithaqua and Cermedia. Each shower has three milk crates. each milk crate can hold one qft Cermedia. Total six qft Cermedia for tow showers.
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      Great job on the shower Tony. The koi tiles look great now that you're finished.

      Mike

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      Wow, beautiful work!
      How's it working?
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      Nice design and craftsmanship.

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      awesome shower , thanks for sharing it . How much flow is going to your shower ? You've got 4 tprs and a waterfall, very impressive .

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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Wow, beautiful work!
      How's it working?
      So far so good. It works just what I expected. My main criteria is quite. the filter runs really quite.

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      Quote Originally Posted by abuchi123 View Post
      Nice design and craftsmanship.
      Got a lot of help from Koiphen. Thanks all for your great ideals.

      http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...ade&highlight=

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      Quote Originally Posted by ckoi View Post
      awesome shower , thanks for sharing it . How much flow is going to your shower ? You've got 4 tprs and a waterfall, very impressive .
      I am using BE 500w 4flow pump. I guess two showers can handle about 12000 to 15000 gph.
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      Hi Tony,

      cool showers and great work ... I am looking at showers and this may come JIT (!!!)

      I re-read the post and you did say it quiet --- cool .

      Dong
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      You even lined up the holes of the distribution tray perfectly. Impressive!

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      Quote Originally Posted by abuchi123 View Post


      You even lined up the holes of the distribution tray perfectly. Impressive!
      Line up these holes are not difficult, just draw lines and follow them. I also chamfer hole edges on both sides. The chamfer will prevent allege stuck on the edges of holes.

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      Nice job! Looks like it took you longer to draw all the "lay lines" than to drill the holes!lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      Nice job! Looks like it took you longer to draw all the "lay lines" than to drill the holes!lol
      It is so true.

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      Could I ask what you used to seal the joints?

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      Quote Originally Posted by cahriad View Post
      Could I ask what you used to seal the joints?
      PVC glue and stainless steel screws (4" c/c)

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      Awesome job. Thanks for posting!

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