Water Fountain 3 tier project – install




I got this fountain off of craigslist when the guy couldn’t sell it and threatened to destroy it with a jack hammer. I e-mailed him and said please don’t destroy it, ill take it for free and so he said to come and get it.
It was set up in my back back yard from 2006 till September of 2009 when I set it up. I already had the pump from a pond I used to have.

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30 Comments

  1. tdtran1117
    March 17, 2013
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    Nice job!

  2. shatner99
    June 10, 2013
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    tuxedo cat was cheeky,

  3. Aaron Thompson
    June 10, 2013
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    Nice

  4. nancy parry
    September 9, 2013
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    could u upload a video with sound of it while running lol its all about the sound ty so much great video love what you did

  5. Gaya Vishwa
    October 24, 2013
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    Where can I buy a fountain like that, ? I live in NZ.?
    Wanting one like that for long?

  6. bubbabouyi
    February 22, 2014
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    Nice find, one mans junk is another mans treasure! , good job

  7. James Leonard
    March 25, 2014
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    Wow, what a score! I have that exact same fountain but I paid about $1,600 for mine. 

  8. Amar Chhabra
    March 29, 2014
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    That's awesome you were able to salvage the fountain.  One man's junk is another mans treasure indeed.  Any plans for the rest of your backyard?  Thanks for posting!

  9. Obsidion1000
    June 21, 2014
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    Nice!! I am in the exact same position and have been testing the one I received (Free) since 2011 after painting. I was looking for ideas on how to install. With only a few minor changes (Easier Pump removal and gravel base) this is exactly what i was looking for!! great Video!

  10. LilTigerette K
    July 9, 2014
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    Nice job…Thanks for sharing. 

  11. mewithdoggies
    September 23, 2014
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    what do you use to keep water cleanand also safe for the birds?

  12. Boboy Del Rosario
    May 8, 2015
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    All parts are heavy but removal for the replacement of electric fountain pump

  13. ronscopes
    June 5, 2015
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    Eye-sore

  14. Thamer G
    March 8, 2016
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    هذي صورة في ديرتي

  15. E.L. Abusaid
    June 6, 2016
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    Good job!!

  16. Mid West
    June 10, 2016
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    It would look spectacular with lush landscaping around it!

  17. cheese head
    July 4, 2016
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    I would have poured a concrete pad the same size as the base. Those blocks will settle later.

  18. Mike's DIY Projects & More
    July 4, 2016
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    I made the middle area below the fountain hollow by lifting the base on blocks. It provides access to the pumps electrical for maintenance. For over 5 years now we have rare arroyo toads that hide in the cavity below the fountain, their on the endangered species list. We live in SoCal, I thing thats cool. They like the moisture & i'm sure the cavity stays cool curing the summer months. I am happy with the fountain & it has been a treat to hear running water out back, the fountain is quite loud, the neighbors enjoy it too. The backyard has evolved too…

  19. Genaro Herrera
    August 10, 2016
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    nice you are mi heroe

  20. YooToob Moderator
    November 17, 2016
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    Nice job, do you think you could have done it without building the block support?

  21. Eduardo Gutiérrez
    January 17, 2017
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    que bueno que el gato y el perro ayudaron!…muy bonito

  22. catbirdfeeder
    January 20, 2017
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    Soooo beautiful!

  23. maat goodrum
    April 27, 2017
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    Love it. You done a great job.

  24. shelia king
    June 27, 2017
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    Nice 🙂 I love all your helper animals, lol. I have a much smaller project and am freaking out, lol. But enjoyed watching this for inspiration 🙂

  25. Sean Henderson
    July 7, 2017
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    I wonder does the water fountain increase your water bill significantly?

  26. James cooper
    September 6, 2017
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    Pretty awesome. Never turn down free shit cause you never know what you may really have..

  27. ron dill
    November 5, 2017
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    Stupid music going you couldn't even hear the sound of the fountain!! WTF!!

  28. Wes L
    November 27, 2017
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    Hey Mike. Thx for the video. I am actually getting one just like it from a guy. It is about 4ft in diameter. Is that the same as yours? I have to figure out a way to move it so I am trying to determine weight. You think the basin is really 1000 pounds?

  29. Adrian Swaby
    March 29, 2018
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    Marine

  30. Jeffrey Scott
    April 3, 2018
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    The pump is too strong. Water is splashing everywhere. Tone it down

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