How To Make Your Own Water Fountain

Amber Packer taught us how to make our own one of a kind water fountain. This fountain can not only be eye catching in your yard, but can create an entirely new and peaceful ambiance as well. It would also make a great Mother's Day gift! The best part about it is all the items you need come in the fountain kit from The Pot Shop. 
 
The fountain kit is $69.00 and is available for pre-order now. Call The Pot Shop at (801) 567-1255 or visit homeandyardpottery.com
For more creative DIY's from Amber, visit amberpacker.com.
 
Fountain Kit Includes: 
  • Water Pump
  • PVC Stand Pipe
  • Bulkhead Fitting
  • Cord Plug
  • Pipe Nipple
  • PVC Tee
  • Sticky Sealer
  • Diamond Hole Saw
  • PVC Slip Plug
  • PVC Nipple
Additional items needed, NOT included in kit:
  • Drill
  • Channel Lock Pliers
  • Mallet
  • Water
  • Sharpie or pencil
  • PVC cutter
  • Vaseline or other lubricant
  • Your choice of pot (price determined by size)
  • Stand, topper, rocks, pot feet (if desired)
Detailed instructions are included in the DIY Water Fountain Kit. Helpful suggestions, including pictures are available at www.amberpacker.com. A detailed video will be available on The Pot Shop website by mid-April.
 
Helpful Tips
When choosing a pot:
  • Any pot can be a fountain, but there are things to be aware of to make a long lasting and easy to construct fountain.
  • Terracotta pottery absorbs water and deteriorates over time, therefore they are not the best choice.
  • High fired pottery is unaffected by water and only needs to be kept empty during freezing temperatures to protect it.
  • A pot with a curved bottom (difference of 2" or more) does not require pot feet. A flat bottom pot will require pot feet.  A pot with an inside bottom diameter less than 10" is not recommended. 
Drilling:
  • When drilling holes (with included bit): Mark where you would like the hole with a pencil or sharpie. Begin hole on an angle and straighten out as you drill. Add water as you drill to keep from ruining the drill.

Draining:

  • Some pots have multiple drain holes, the kit is designed for a single drain hole.
  • If you pick a pot with multiple drain holes you need to get solid rubber plugs to seal the holes, they are available when you buy your fountain kit or they can be found at national hardware stores. They are a number 8 rubber plug and fit the hole the saw in the kit produces.

 


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