Fondue Pot to Table Top Solar Fountain & Fire Pit

4 Materials
$2
10 Minutes
Easy

I have a fondue pot that I have been wanting to turn into something and I finally figured it out! It's a table top solar fountain by day and a fire pit at night.

fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
Here is the fondue pot. I have 2 electric ones now and I just don't use this Sterno can one anymore.  
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
I filled the top pot with water and placed it back in the base.
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
I purchased a solar fountain online at Amazon for about $12.
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
I set the solar fountain into the water and here is what it looks like. I will say that solar fountains function in full sun. Any clouds, partial sun, etc and they don't run fully. They also do not run at night.  
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
There are different head attachments you can use on the solar fountain if you like.  
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
For the table top fire pit, I pulled off the top pot and stand.
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
I added dollar store rocks to the base plate.
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
You can use a liquid gel can or a fuel can with a wick. I got mine from Dollar Tree.
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
I lit the wick to get it burning.
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
I placed the fondue pots set lid back on top of the fuel can.
fondue pot to table top solar fountain fire pit
When I'm done using it, I place the top lid on to smother the fire and put it out.

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1 question
  • Virginia Long
    on Sep 12, 2018

    In the first few pictures I understand but to put it as a fire pit I don't know about that. I am curious because the setups are different. One is a tabletop and the other picture seems to be on the ground. Could you please elaborate ?? I absolutely love the idea but can't get the aspect. As you might know everything is visual. The pictures on saying the same story.

    • Chas
      on Sep 12, 2018

      Hi Virginia, I would have left it on my table top but you wouldn't have seen the flame which is why I brought it inside my house and set it on on my counter top. Here is a direct link to my video with narration that might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=86&v=I0o9Jm2krYs


      Ultimately you take the pot off, place a Sterno can of your choice in the fondue pot base, and place it on the bottom pan. Light it and it can go on a table top.

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