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What you need:
  • 3 ceramic pots of various sizes
  • Hardware cloth
  • Wire cutters
  • Plumbers epoxy
  • 120 gph pump
  • Rotary tool or file
  • Electric drill
  • 1/2" ceramic drill bit
This simple fountain is equally suitable for use indoors or outdoors.
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Select 3 ceramic pots to build this fountain: large, medium, and small. The specific pot sizes are up to you, but the smallest will be flipped upside down to sit flat in the largest. The largest pot will be plugged and sealed.
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To allow water to flow freely to the pump, drill several " holes in the rim of the small pot. Use a rotary tool or file to grind a groove in the rim large enough to accommodate the power cord.
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Invert the small pot and place it inside the largest pot. Cut a piece of galvanized hardware cloth to fit inside the large pot. Cut the cloth to fit snugly in the pot and rest on top of the small pot.
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Cut a small section out of the center of the hardware cloth. This will allow you to run the tubing up through the small pot.
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Sandwich the hardware cloth between the small and the medium-sized pots. Use plumber's epoxy to bond the hardware cloth between the two pots. Place a level on the rim of the top pot. Make sure everything is level, and then allow the epoxy to cure overnight.
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Attach a 1' length 5/8" clear tubing to a 120 gph pump. Place the pump inside the large pot. Thread the tubing through the pots you bonded together, sealing openings with plumber's epoxy.
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Once the epoxy has set up, trim the tubing flush with the bottom of the pot. Fill the lower pot with water and plug in the pump. Cover the hardware cloth with rocks and your fountain is done.