February 21, 2011 at 2:18pm
you will need a plastic 55 gal. drum, 2 bulk head fittings, some gravel, and the PVC pipe with holes in it.
There are 2 ways you can make it, the first is to dig a deep hole and trench where you want it, cut a hole in the side of the drum close to the top, install the bulk head fitting, connect the PVC drain pipe and lay it in the trench. line the bottom of the trench with a layer of gravel then cover the pipe with more gravel. Lay some plastic sheeting over the gravel and cover with dirt.
Install the second bulk head fitting in the top of the drum( you can also use a toilet flange here) connect your drain line from you pen to the bulk head fitting.