Bottom-Drain 1/2" Hookup Parts - Mix and Match

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We're trying something new with this bottom-drain kit.
The options will allow you to customize the kit to your system's needs. Since a lot of our customers tend to have extra parts on hand or 'just a few things, but not everything' this select-your-own 1/2" kit will hopefully make the process of upgrading your system to bottom-drain much smoother.
We're charging a flat-rate fee of $7.95 to cover the shipping and the price will adjust as you modify your selections.

How to order your kit:

1. Determine the number of plant sites you need and select it in the drop down.

2. Select the number of tee fittings your system will require. Keep in mind that 2 plant sites can share 1 tee, but beyond that, each plant site in excess of 2 will require 1 tee per site due to the way they connect into the drainage line. For example: a 2-site system would need just 1 tee. A 4-site system requires 3.

3. Select the number of elbows necessary. Note that if you're using a single-site system, you could select 0 tees, and 1 or 2 elbows to accomplish the task. In general 1 elbow is all that is necessary.

4. Select if you'd like a ball-valve included. This is needed for being able to close-off the drainage system so it will stop draining thru the pump and for maintenance. Very helpful and definitely recommended.

5. Select if you need a 3/4" to 1/2" reducer with a short length of 3/4" tubing attached. This is necessary to convert the 1/2" drainage line over to the 3/4" pump inlet that most pumps have. This will more than likely be necessary unless you happen to already have such an adapter handy or a pump with 1/2 inch input.

6. Select to include a pump or not. If you already have a Fallponic system (or extra in-line pump already), you can repurpose your existing drainage pump to work with the kit.
7/15/2021 Update: After a number of requests, we're now offering a stronger Active Aqua 400 series pump to speed drainage time.

7. Finally, select the length of 1/2" tubing you require for your system. 10' should be enough for 4-site systems and anything smaller. 20' should cover a 8-site system. Keep in mind these are just recommendations and your system might differ based on type and configuration. We'd encourage you to take some measurements to get a general idea of what will be necessary for your situation and keep in mind that you may need to pump the water far away to a sink or drain. - Gary

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  • 5
    good design, especially the bulkhead drain w/ angle

    Posted by bruce guthrie on Oct 28th 2021

    system requires a way to elevate the buckets. . for my drainage system, i purchased furniture risers for $20/4pcs (from amazon). . i glued them to the corners at the base of each container and attached one to the water pump. . i’ll use another one for my drip system water pump. . the risers are light weight and include removable rubber bottoms. . having them attached allows me to move the system without damaging the plumbing. . by removing the rubber bottoms, i can shift the containers on the concrete floor outside the tent. *** I like this idea, email us a link for these risers if you see this - thanks! - Gary***

  • 5
    Bottom Drain Setup

    Posted by Nathan on Oct 19th 2021

    This is so helpful, I can burn one down while waiting for my drain setup to drain all my buckets/control bucket. Such a time saver.

    Thanks Again!

  • 5
    Bottom Drain

    Posted by Armando on Sep 22nd 2021

    I added this to my mini bucket system and it makes life easier when I do my weekly water changes. Easy to install and I highly recommend. I drain my water into two big trash cans and water my grass and plants.

  • 5
    Works great for bubble buckets

    Posted by Tom J on Aug 23rd 2021

    This kit is awesome. I went with the 400 pump upon Gary's recommendation though for my single-bucket RootSpa bubble bucket, it's probably overkill. Anyway, I put it all together and tested it out in about 20 mins in total. Works great. I no longer need to lift my plant out of the bucket to do water changes. Great kit! I'll be installing one when I eventually upgrade to a Fallponics system.

  • 3
    Drainage Report

    Posted by Maurice Canon on Jul 5th 2021

    This is a nice combination for drainage and it works very well but could use a upgrade to a 3/4 line and 400gpm pump for a faster response time.
    *** Note from Gary - we now have an option on this to shose a 400 GPH pump instead of the 250 for those who want it drained faster, the plants can be out of the water for about 30-45 minutes with out a problem. 3/4 tubing would change it to much so that will not be an option at this time.-Gary***

  • 5
    Good drain kit

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 14th 2021

    This bottom drain kit works well and is very convenient. Thanks!

  • 5
    I needed this and didn't even know it

    Posted by Dewayne Jenkins on May 23rd 2021

    Your Youtube videos are a great way to advertise, you've bought yourself a repeat customer.

  • 5
    Bottom-Drain 1/2 " hookup parts mix and match

    Posted by Bruce Buschkoetter on May 17th 2021

    There you tube 'a are very helpful.
    And there very honest people.
    They gave me a partial refund without asking. Honesty goes a long way with me. I will return to them for everything I need.

  • 5
    Drain kit

    Posted by Chris on Mar 1st 2021

    Everything needed in the kit. Added a few T’s per Gary’s recommendation. Watched the YouTube video on install. Very easy, very helpful kit. Well thought out product.