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How to Build a Vintage Water Pump Water Fountain DIY | She Shed | Snippets of Design

Vintage Water Pump Water Fountain DIY

How to Build a Vintage Water Pump Water Fountain DIY | She Shed 1 | Snippets of Design

This DIY Project was created for

“How to Build a She Shed” sponsored by 

KILZ®COMPLETE COAT™ PAINT. 

You can find that post here:

 

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Start by hunting down a vintage water pump.

Try antique stores and second hand websites.

Remove enough of the interior to fit a tub through but still keep it together.

Paint the exterior with KILZ COMPLETE COAT PAINT in Classic Turquoise #RF190-01

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For this project, You will need:

  • A vintage water pump
  • KILZ COMPLETE COAT PAINT in Classic Turquoise #RF190-01
  • Water pump
  • 1/4-1/2″ rubber hose
  • Chicken wire
  • Plastic storage bucket
  • 4″x 1″ Wooden board
  • 2 L Brackets
  • Rocks
  • Wire cutters
  • Drill fitted with a 1/2″-3/4″ drill bit and an screw head (x or flat depending on your screws)
  • Screws

Step by Step Instructions

  • Attach the tubing to the water pump.
  • Set the water pump inside the plastic storage bucket.
  • Drill a hole in the center of the piece of wood.
  • Attach the wood to the bucket using the L brackets and screws.
  • Place it on the edge, do not center it.

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  • Cut the tubing to size .  Push it through the wood whole.
  • Cut the chicken wire to size using the tin snips.  The wire should be a little larger than the top of the bucket so it covers it and hangs over the sides a little.  Cover the top of the bucket.
  • Push the tubing through the inside of the faucet.
  • Screw the vintage faucet to the wood board.  Make sure that it is sturdy.

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  • Dig a whole the height of the bucket.  Place the bucket inside.

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  • Fill the bucket 3/4 of the way full with water.
  • Test the pump.

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  • Fill any empty space with water.  Be careful not to get any dirt in the bucket.
  • cover the wire with rocks.

How to Build a Vintage Water Pump Water Fountain DIY | She Shed | Snippets of Design

You can find most of the supplies for this project here:

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