Posted Feb 03rd 2014 | By:
In the ancient world, wall fountains were used as drinking reservoirs, and they were a common sight in in bathhouses. Wall fountains will be a great addition to your garden, and it is an area where birds can flock and bathe. It will also be a nice touch if you have bird feeder in your yard. We normally think of wall fountains as something reserved for the wealthy, but you can have a sizable fountain indoors and/or outdoors with some manual labor and smart-thinking. Having a wall fountain in your home will add a nice touch of class to your home, and the hardest part about installing such a piece will be the plumbing. In many ways, having such a statue in your home is no different than sprinkler work, and it is a much easier process. You can purchase any wall piece at any garden or hardware store. When it comes to the statues, a wall piece in just about type of wall, and there is no real difference between a small or big fountain, only you may be required to assemble larger pieces, but this is a simple process.
Starting the Process
Make a hole next to the wall where the basin for the reservoir will be. Fit the basin in the hole based on the measurements. For screening, you can use a metal screening that will fit over the top of the bottom reservoir. Afterwards, you're going to drill two vertical holes, one for the fountainhead and the other for the electrical cord and water tube. Make sure both holes line up properly. If dealing with a brick wall, drill holes in the mortar instead of the bricks. Drilling through the brick will crack the wall.
The water pump will go in the underground reservoir, and stick the water tube and cord through the bottom hole. Plug in the cord into a nearby GFCI socket and place the tube through the top hole to where it sticks out through the front of the wall. Connect the water tube to the fountainhead and affix the piece to the wall.
Finish your handy work by placing a bowl on the screening to capture any spills. Next, you're going to fill the basin and reservoir with water, and you can hide the screening with rocks or other decoration. When all is finished, turn on the pump to see if all is flowing smoothly. You can adjust the pump if unsatisfied with how much water is flowing.
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