Sink to fountain/bird bath

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Hi all, have a gorgeous sink that we can't use in new home. Want to turn it into a fountain-bird bath for backyard. What do I need to accomplish this project?

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From Mexico.

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  • Robin Stein Robin Stein on Jul 13, 2018
    I'm not sure yet where to place it yet but thank you for that article!

    • Carolyn Carolyn on Jul 14, 2018
      Hi, Robin,
      I made the exact thing you are talking about for my patio. However, I did not do all those things listed in the article. I simple took a 5 gallon bucket, a small recirculating pump, some clear tubing and put it all together near an electrical outlet.

      I stuck the clear tubing into the water intake pipe at the bottom of the sink faucet and the other end, I connected to the pump. I filled the sink and bucket (enough to cover the pump) and plugged it in. It works great! I fixed the drain so that it would barely drain out and attached a piece of pvc pipe to the tail piece of the drain to go into the bucket. Now, the water trickles out of the faucet(left open) and out of the sink drain. It's been going for about 3 years now, and I only turn it off in the winter. Occasionally, I have to take it apart and clean it and change the water, but that is all.

  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Jul 14, 2018

    they sell small solar fountains at wayfair.com that you can use in your bird bath

  • Christina Christina on Jul 14, 2018

    Well, I don’t how to do it but because that sink is so beautiful, I would want it elevated and tilted slightly so as to create a “waterfall” effect but to also see the interior design. I would think I would construct (pile) some rocks in an oval shape to create a tower of sorts, find an oval bucket or container to install on top and to fit the sink at a tilt. This probably isn’t too much help but maybe it will get your imagination going. Good luck.

  • G G on Jul 14, 2018

    I just want to say it is beautiful & I wish I had one to try to use it also. Now i’ll Be looking for a sink to use. Thanks for the idea.

  • Donna j. Ward Donna j. Ward on Jul 15, 2018

    Great idea as a fountain, but birds will not use it to bathe as the finish is 'slick' - we use bath mats in our shower - birds need the same rough texture for secure footing.

  • Steve and Sherry Steve and Sherry on Jul 16, 2018

    I chose easy way not requiring electrical hookup, cord, etc. Filled sink basin drain hole with large cork, set it on concrete pedestal and then put large flat rock in. Set solar bird bath fountain (several types for solar bird baths on amazon, also water additive to prevent mosquito larvae) on top of rock and filled with water per instructions. It is enjoyed daily by hummingbirds here. Since it is solar it does not run after sun goes down but that is fine with me.