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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fountainhead Revisited

Last year, we made a fountain Feline Overlord Water Dish using some clay pots and an old pump we'd been reusing for years. Said pump finally gasped its last, so we needed to replace it.
For full instructions on the original project, click HERE.
First, Thom cut the cord on the old pump and scraped the dried Goop out to remove it. 
He also cut the cord into dozens of tiny chunks just for fun. 
I have no clue why.
The new plug was then fed through the hole at the bottom of the basin.
We set a sheet of foil underneath.


Pull the majority of the cord through, leaving just a little play for the pump itself.
Set some river stones around the hole.
Then liberally squeeze Goop brand silicone adhesive over the rocks to create a water tight seal.
 
 Get out the XBox and kill some zombies.
Once this is dry, add a little water and test your seal for leaks.
 If you aren't leaking, invert a pot over the pump, feed the fountain through the hole in the pot, fill with water and let the gurgling, splashing sound lower your mental temperature. 

8 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Good as new! That looks as good as it sounds, I'm sure!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

It's suppossed to be up to and possibly over 100 degrees today...hot and humid. This water feature has me wissing for a pool :0)

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

I definitely would love to make one of these!

Kim K. said...

I'm loving the idea of a water feature off our sunroom deck. Very cool.

Michelle L. said...

Yay! The Feline Overlords' Drinking Fountain back online. I love the Goop watertight seal - sooo easy, I have to try this.

Bambi said...

HA! zombies :D
but it looks great!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love this! And because you gave us such a great tutorial I think I could actually do it. I never would have thought about the silicon sealer for the hole...brilliant. I can think of all sorts of fun places in the garden to put a fountain like this.

lisbonlioness said...

Does Thom take custom orders?