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Q: Sources for components of this water feature ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Sources for components of this water feature
Category: Family and Home > Gardening
Asked by: jgausche-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 19 Sep 2005 09:19 PDT
Expires: 19 Oct 2005 09:19 PDT
Question ID: 569684
Hello! I purchased an issue of the magazine "Garden Design" the other
day and it featured an ad for a water fountain that I would love to
have. Unfortunately, the price tag was somewhere around $3,500.  Since
it is not an option for me to buy that one, I would like to try to
make one.  My question is: Where can I purchase all the components to
make this water feature?  I have several other people (appox. 20) that
would also like one, so bulk pricing may be an option for some of the
supplies. I figure that these are the major parts I will need.

1.	metal basin (need the most help on) ? needs to be between 4? and 6?
wide and shallow. Also not extremely heavy for shipping purposes
2.	acrylic, hollow, seamless sphere around  24?
3.	base or platform (or something I can use to make them) to set the
sphere on and also house the pump underneath
4.	appropriate outdoor electric pump kit 

I don?t know if it is even possible, but I would like to keep the cost
of each fountain under $500.

Here's the link to the original fountain:
Here?s one site I found for the spheres:
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Sources for components of this water feature
From: jo2754-ga on 06 Dec 2005 06:05 PST
Wow, I can see why you want one!  Beautiful.

I would suggest contacting a local sheet metal fabrication shop for
the metal basin and the base - many heating and ventilating companies
do their own fabrication and might be able to help you.  If you can't
find one near you, you might try one of my local guys:

As for the pump kits, these can be found at any local Home Depot or at
their online store:
Subject: Re: Sources for components of this water feature
From: jgausche-ga on 06 Dec 2005 09:11 PST
Thank you so much!  I have checked Home Depot and found the pumps, but
I hadn't thought about a HVAC guy. Great Idea!

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