Tea pot fountain instructions.


Here are the instructions of how we made my tea pot fountain. Hope it helps with all of you who are interested!
Here is my tea pot fountain in full bloom.
Here is my tea pot fountain in full bloom.
We drilled a a hole in the tea pot and then threaded it. We attached flanges to a solid concrete block to support both the tea pot and the gold pan. The block is heavy enough to support the weight of the unit underwater.
We drilled a a hole in the tea pot and then threaded it. We attached flanges to a solid concrete block to support both the tea pot and the gold pan. The block is heavy enough to support the weight of the unit underwater.
We then built a support for the gold pan and dropped the unit into the whiskey barrel. We added a fountain pump and inserted tubing up through the tee on the bottom of the pipe that supports the tea pot and into the tea pot.
We then built a support for the gold pan and dropped the unit into the whiskey barrel. We added a fountain pump and inserted tubing up through the tee on the bottom of the pipe that supports the tea pot and into the tea pot.
Add water and your done! The unit is free standing so it can be leveled and no holes are drilled in the whiskey barrel. I put it all away every winter and take it out and set it up in the spring.
Add water and your done! The unit is free standing so it can be leveled and no holes are drilled in the whiskey barrel. I put it all away every winter and take it out and set it up in the spring.
Last year we poured a concrete base that the whiskey barrel sits on so it doesn't sink into the dirt.
Last year we poured a concrete base that the whiskey barrel sits on so it doesn't sink into the dirt.

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  • Angela Treaster Bubb
    on Apr 23, 2018

    love the tea pot fountain and I have everything to make one question-how did you bend the pipe?

    • Pat Taylor
      on Aug 7, 2018

      fill tubing with sand and close of the ends and gently bend it but pipe you need a pipe bender but small bends yy hand ou can do b

  • Dawn
    on Jun 11, 2018

    What size pump did you use?

  • Sammy
    on Sep 10, 2018

    How do you keep the water from coming thru between the slats of the whiskey barrel?

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  • Vickie Wilkerson
    on Sep 9, 2018

    Love this and have 'most' of the stuff

  • Peg penater
    on Nov 2, 2018

    Yes, we will try this. I have an old farm watering can and trough. Wish we had your trees in our Texas backyard, but don't want your snow! Thank you

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