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By Panman
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What do you do when you can't find a hanging pot you like? Get the pot you like at Pikes, some chain and s-hooks at Lowes, and voila, hanging baskets. So the base has a saucer that is about 1/2 inch deep. Would that be too much for a nep? Should I just drill a hole in the bottom?
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By Panman
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I thought the same thing. I moved them to the outside of the railing hanging from a heavy zip tie.
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By Supercazzola
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I sure hope the pot is reinforced where you drilled through to attach the chain. Even a lip there may not be enough to stop fatigue from the metal moving against the plastic (from wind or other motions).
By hungrycarnivores
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Quick fix - Buy some washers, a nipple, washers of the same size, and nuts of the same size (preferably wing on the outside, lock on the inside.

Your setup will be made by drilling a hole and threading in the nipple and cutting it to size with lineman pliers.

Then, put washers on either side, and clamp a nut on the inside (dirt side) of the pot. The wingnut goes on the outside, and tighten until it is snug and finger tight (don't over-tighten plastic or it snaps).


(Standard nut) [Washer] | {Nipple} | [Washer] (Wingnut)

|| bars are the pot.

Hope this helps.

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