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Thursday, March 26, 2020

DIY Pretty, Adjustable, Easy-to-Make Water Filter Stand for your RV or Travel Trailer

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

Hope you're keeping safe! Unfortunately during this insanity of CLOSING THE WORLD, they have closed all the Corps of Engineer parks around, so we are at our home base, and I have the chance to do a few new projects

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

One of the things I've been trying to figure out how to do was make a nice stand for our water filter.

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

My first solution was to cut a hole in a cat litter bucket. This is great looks nice - but still too low.

Hmmmmm, how to make a bracket that will adjust for the differing heights of the various places we camp, or even different rv's.

Keep reading for full instructions, plus an alternative.

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!


So, I go out and clean up the yard to give my brain time to percolate. Hey! What's this? A trellis --- that looks like it has possibilities!!!
Yep - 20 minutes later - a really good, adjustable, ATTRACTIVE water filter holder. 


All you need is a sturdy trellis and a piece of pvc.

I got my trellis at Big Lots years ago, so I can't show you the exact trellis but, there are a lot to choose from
Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!
Be sure to measure the distance you need to raise your water filter and make sure that this one will work. There are a lot of trellises to choose from! Or just go to Walmart and pick one out.  This one does have free returns so there's no risk if it doesn't work.

(Last time I was in the UPS store I think 98% of the people were returning things to amazon - including me!)

Next, you need a coupling or a scrap of 4" PVC pipe at least 4-5" long. Make sure your filter fits into it, it may be a different size than mine.

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

You can pick up a coupling at Home Depot for less than $3

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!



Or you can pay a lot more and get it on Amazon

Drill 2 holes in the top edge of the pvc pipe a couple inches apart and about 1/2" - 1" down from the top.

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

You can either thread heavy wire through the holes and make hooks, this is probably the best way, as you can flatten the hooks so they don't interfere with the filter fitting in the PVC pipe

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!


or use S hooks like these: 
Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!
You may have to flatten them a bit on the inside of the pvc pipe

Push the trellis into the ground, and hang the PVC pipe/fitting. Then slide the filter into the pipe and tah-dah! a really attractive filter stand. You can adjust its height by hanging it on the different bars of the trellis.  It is super windy in Texas, so we have put some pipe insulation on the top and leaned it against the side of the trailer so it doesn't blow over. I could just drive it farther into the ground, actually.

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

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