Outdoor Water Fountain | Bird Baths Fountains – DIY 4 of 4


[SOUND] [SOUND] Okay, so we’ve done a little landscaping around here,
we’ve added some draught tolerant succulents, a little piece of drift wood,
put in a wind chime and a sign. Now I’m gonna throw in
a pond light real quick. I don’t know this was just available
at the pond shop, so I just grabbed it. Light seem to change year after year. But this was a nice little LED light. It will give it a little
pop in the evening time. You’ll be able to see it from the street. And what I’m gonna do here
is put this guy on a stand, and since it’s still daylight,
I’m not sure exactly how it’s gonna look, but what I’ll do is, this LED light,
this can be in water or out of water. And some lights, if they are, say, halogen,
for example, sometimes they overheat, and if you have a plastic body,
it might melt it down. So, be cautious if I tell you to
put it outside the, the water, I don’t want it to melt on you. So, what I’m gonna do is, I’m just gonna
kind of hide this, this fixture in behind some of these succulents, like that. And I’m gonna broadcast light
up onto this panel right here. The front door to the house is here, so when, when guests come up they’ll
see this splash of light on here. Street’s this way. So it’ll just give it a little cast and
then when this tree fills out, it’ll be a nice little dancing
water effect underneath there. So what I’m gonna do is I’m going to leave
a little bit of extra cord there, so I can move the fixture around
once the sun goes down and I can get it just in the right effect. I’m gonna connect this to the transformer,
and then we’ll start the fountain up, see how it’s running. Our project’s complete. We’ve got terrestrial plants, aquatic plants,
we have some landscaping with rock work. We have a wind-chime and a sign installed,
all in under a couple hours. Let’s turn this water fountain on and
see how it flows. [SOUND]
All right, we have this thing running. I think it sounds wonderful,
looks really nice. This particular flow rate that we
have on this fountain right now is a little more than I want for
this particular installation. So this is a good look and if this is
the look that you want, that’s perfect. But what you’re going to have to do is take
that construction tip that we gave you, and use that liner, that extra piece of liner. Let me show you why. If you watch the splash that’s coming down, I have splashes that are coming out
to about here, where my hand is now. Now my basin stops here. So we would want that liner to
come out a little bit farther. And, and then,
you would fix the, the grating, to where the water would roll back in on
top of the liner, and in to the basin. So, this is great look, but
it’s more than we want for this, cuz the, the application we have now,
they want birds to come and hang out on here, and I think it’s a little bit too rough. So, what we’re gonna do is,
I’m not gonna get a valve. But I’m going to take a rock,
and just place it in this bowl, and just tone it down a little bit. Maybe that’s not the right rock. Let me grab another rock. There we go. [SOUND]
Same flow rate, we’ve just toned it down a smidge. And, we’re controlling the splash
by having this one little stone right over the top of the opening. [SOUND]
And, I think that’s gonna do it. If the homeowner decides that the the flow
is a little strong for the birds. If the birds aren’t hanging out
long enough on top of this column, then we’ll put a valve on the hose and
we’ll tone it down just a little bit more. But that’ll do it. I hope you enjoyed our water
fountain installation. It’s super easy to do and super affordable. We did all this work in under two
hours with the terrestrial plants, aquatic plants, landscaping,
wind-chime, and the sign. Until next time, I’m Eric Triplett
The Pond Digger, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

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