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© MHILD & EHOWE 2011


LOW—TECH SINK: a guide to the parts and assembly of an inexpensive, simple, and mobile garden sink.

A project created for Greensgrow Farms in conjection with the Industrial Design department at University of the Arts. Dreamed, designed and assembled by Megan Hild and Emily Howe for their Junior studio project.


YOU WILL NEED: squeezable silicon vice grips fix—it­ —stick, fix—it­ —stick, or another brand of epoxy putty teflon tape


PREPARE YOUR TOOLS:


PARTS USED: fix—it­ —stick, or another brand of epoxy putty

1/2" galvanized steel nipple (2x)

2 1/2" galvanized steel nipple


following manufacturers directions, fill two 1/2" nipples, and one 2 1/2" nipple. allow to set.


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MAKE SURE TO TAPE ALL JOINTS WHEN ASSEMBLING


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ALSO, TIGHTEN ALL JOINTS WHILE ASSEMBLING:


PARTS USED:

1/2" galvanized steel T­ —joint

1/2" galvanized steel nipple (2x)

1/2" galvinized steel floor flange

garden hose to 1/2" pipe connector


one nipple has epoxy plug


PARTS USED:

1/2" stainless steel self closing valve

8 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

30 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe


PARTS USED: 5 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

1/2" galvanized steel T­ —joint

26 1/4 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

12 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

1/2" galvanized steel elbow

1/2" galvanized steel nipple


epoxy plug here


PARTS USED: 3 1/2 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

1/2" galvanized steel T­ —joint (2x)

1/2" galvanized steel elbow (2x)

2 1/2" galvanized steel nipple


epoxy plug here


OUT

IN


PARTS USED: stainless steel bowl, or other basin of your choice

1/2" galvanized steel nipple (2x)

2 1/2" galvanized steel nipple


prep the basin by drilling one 1/2" drainage hole, and two 1/4" holes to attach the flange.


PARTS USED:

1/2" galvinized steel floor flange


use silicon to seal the flange to the basin.


cover the face of the flange, position on pre­ —drilled basin. attach the nuts and bolts, and seal with more silicon.


PARTS USED:

12" x 6" x 3/4" Plywood (4x)

12" x 24" x 3/4" Plywood (2x)

cont.


PARTS USED:

Large door hinge

1/4" Screws (5x)

1 1/2" x 1/4" bolts (8x)

Standard wood screws (21x)

Washers (16x)

5" metal chain

1/4" nuts (8x)


1/2" galvanized steel T­ —joint (5x) 1/2" stainless steel self closing valve 3 1/2 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

1/2" galvanized steel nipple (3x) 1/2" galvanized steel elbow (3x) 1/2" galvinized steel floor flange 2 1/2" galvanized steel nipple

garden hose to 1/2" pipe connector

5 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

8 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

26 1/4 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

30 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe

12 x 1/2" galvanized steel pipe


Instructions for a Low-Tech Sink  

A project created for Greensgrow Farms in conjection with the Industrial Design department at University of the Arts. Dreamed, designed and...

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