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Monday, July 4, 2011

"How To..." with Wyatt

Perhaps you have seen these fountains, made with ceramic pots.
Then, you say to yourself,  "I would like to have one of those!"
It's so easy, even an Airedale can do it!!
I'm going to show you how!
First you need a basin or reservoir to hold the water and catch the overflow.
They come in all sizes. Plastic ones are $100 and up. They also come in galvanized for really heavy drilled rocks.
 
Then, you need a ceramic planter or some type of artsy vessel.
We are using this 36" tall x 16" wide planter.
Mom applied one coat of Henry's #107 Asphalt Emulsion (from Home Depot, about $10), to the inside of the planter.
Mostly to make the inside black. It looks better when full of water and helps to disguise the works inside.
Dad is drilling a hole in the bottom, that can accept 1/2" PVC fittings.
We are using a 450 gallons per hour pump ($80.)
Look Stanzie! One for me and one for you!!
(Ha ha, actually these are going on a condo balcony in the city.)
Stanzie says..."I told you so, Wyatt."
Sassy sister...blah blah blah
Anyway, there you have it....the pump goes in the black box, flexible 1/2" tubing and fittings up through the bottom of the pot and some 1/2" PVC painted black up to the top.
Just add water and plug it in!
Happy Bubbling!
Wyatt

Later this week, we will take you up on the condo balconies, where we are also planting trees in giant ceramic planters and installing trellises too!

33 comments:

  1. What a great DIY post. Thank you for the great info.:) Happy 4th to you and your family.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear & Sierra

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  2. You are so clever Wyatt - we didn't know about fountains. In the summer here - households are told to switch off their fountains because of water restrictions! No fun! So now many households that had fountains now just have statues!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

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  3. Pretty Snazzi you two. You both are soo smart and thanks for the info.

    wags
    Jazzi

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  4. Very cool! Love the large "pots", those are sharp! Wyatt, you look you could make out pretty good being a product model. Have you ever thought of that?? :)

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  5. Excellent! My hoomans has been wanting to get a water feature thingy in the garden but it still has not happened yet.

    Wooo,
    Togo, Tagar & Gamby

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  6. Terrific fountains! Quite reasonable to DIY too. Thanks for sharing! Will look forward to seeing them in their new home at the condo :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  7. What a beautiful fountain! You and your sissy are so smart and creative, Wyatt!
    We can't wait for the condo balcony trip!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  8. These are fantastic but I am afraid I am not as smart as an Airdale!

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  9. Those are lovely! Thank DOG your peeps have such great superivisors to help them with projects (Surely, a raise is in your future!)

    Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

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  10. Oh Wyatt and Stanzie... THOSE are lovely!! What a wonderful job your mom and dad did. I hope that they show us a pic of the finished balcony.

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  11. Very cool Wyatt. We love your fountain
    Benny & Lily

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  12. Hey Wyatt!
    Wow, great post! Love that pix of you and stanzie posing with the pots. Those two are kinda big, but do you get to drink out of the shorter ones? I can't wait to see the city balcony!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  13. Oh, this is one of Mom's dreams! Actually, we have an old pump in the front of our house, the real deal with a cistern underneath it, and Mom's dream is to have a fountain in that thing with a bucket to catch the water. I don't suppose you want to come over and fix it up for us, do you?

    Bunny

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  14. THat looks so nice!!! You guys do the coolest stuff!!!

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  15. Wyatt you are just sooo clever!

    You really should paw write a book ...

    "1001 Wyatt Great Ideas"

    We'd buy a copy!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  16. Those are super cool!!! Thank you for the "how to"!!!!

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  17. Those are pawsome - we have been looking for something like this for our front garden - maybe we can get Dad to make one !

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  18. Those are beautiful

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  19. That looks a very interesting project Wyatt, I bet you had fun making it too.

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  20. What a cool idea!!! Thanks for sharing, Wyatt. Now can you send your humans here to make one or two for us? :-)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  21. Very nice "How To" Wyatt! Although this might be more than mom is capable of!

    Slobbers,
    The CheeseHounds

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  22. They're great, and going to make that Condo balcony look very cool.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

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  23. Wyatt, this is a beautiful piece of water art. You did good!
    Thanks for showing us this easy DIY project.

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  24. Wyatt!
    They are pawesome!
    Good job!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  25. Wyatt and Stanzie
    You make me long fow a gawden ow at least a balcony
    those awe lovely
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA

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  26. Wyatt, your creativity astounds us every day! Those fountains are beautiful! We see them on HGTV and DIY Network sometimes!

    I've just caught up on reading your blog posts from during our break...don't have time to comment on them all though unfortunately! It looks like you all had a great 4th of July and those roadside attractions were pretty dang cool! There's really not any interesting roadside attractions around here...bummer!

    Elyse and Riley

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  27. You should have your own show, Wyatt! Those fountains are lovely and will look great in a condo! Nice work!

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  28. Can't wait to see the condo! Mom made a couple self contained water fountains with bamboo spouts. I like them as drinking fountains!

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  29. Very nice. Those would be so relaxing on our patio. Maybe we'll give that a try sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I have been secretly wanting a fountain for my patio for ages! Well, now that I know the installation is easy enough for a dog, what is holding me back? ;) Sorry Wyatt <3

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  31. what a clever gardening blog! I love learning with Wyatt!

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  32. what a clever gardening blog! I love learning with Wyatt!

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