Tea pot fountain instructions.

Julee S
by Julee S
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.
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.
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.
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  • Dan Dan on Oct 05, 2020

    How do you water seal the whiskey barrel?

  • Pat Loux Pat Loux on Jun 05, 2022

    How do you keep the iron kettle from getting rusty?

  • Jla68668385 Jla68668385 on Jul 26, 2022

    Where are the instructions for making the tea pot fountain 10? I've looked EVERYWHERE!!

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  • Shirley Hazzard Shirley Hazzard on Aug 07, 2020

    Awesome. I have had a whiskey barrel around for a couple of years. This is perfect! Seginitely going to do, but with solar.

  • SL SL on Apr 18, 2021

    I love this idea with the tea kettle super creative. Love the look of the whole thing.