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Conduit and draw strings

With the in-ground plumbing completed, the pool equipment about to be installed and preparations about to commence for the artificial turf at the end of the pool, I decided to install conduits and draw strings across the landscaped area.  Our landscaper, Ned Bailey of DesertScapes by Design, had recommended it.
Joining PVC is easy, with the right fittings and glues.
Allow extra drawstring, and use a nylon rope so it doesn't rot.
I had several lengths of 75mm PVC pipe, left over from when I dismantled a home water tank set up by the previous owner of our house. A trip to Masters was needed to buy a few extra one metre lengths, fittings and glue, as well as some nylon rope to use as a draw string.

From the location of our pool equipment, where there will be multiple power outlets, I placed conduit to the nearest garden bed in three directions. This will make it easier to use for low voltage garden lights, without having to disturb the turf.

Nylon rope drawstrings can't just be pushed through the pipe - it will curl up. I tied the rope around an off-cut of bluestone paving, held one end of the pipe in the air and let the weight of the stone pull the string through the pipe.  I allowed plenty of extra, which I wrapped around the end of the pipe. The pipe caps pushed on quite easily despite the drawstring coming out of the pipe.


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