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Deciding on what style you want in your copper water fountain will require you to do a little research. The type of fountains available include wall mounted, floor models and outdoor styles to sit in your garden. Where you plan to put your copper water fountain is important. You can build one outside and have another as a floor or wall hanging. Remember to install a wall hanging copper water fountain it will need special mounting. In addition to the weight of the water, you must consider a copper base and top. The style of copper water fountain is only limited by your imagination.
Once you have an idea of the style copper water fountain you wish to make, the planning can begin. Sketch your design, utilising the copper pieces you have decided to use. Then make your list of supplies from your sketch. Water pumps may be housed outside of the water fountain or submerged.
When you have your plans drawn, it is time to shop. Some great copper pieces can be found at salvage houses/yards, so check your local listings. See the resources for links to copper suppliers and water pump supplies.
According to your design, your tools will likely include a electric drill or drill press, hacksaw with metal cutting blade, vice to shape your pipe if you are using tubing and screw drivers.
If you wish to clean your salvaged copper, this can be done using lemons dipped in salt, a rinse and drying it to a shine.
Following your copper water fountain plans, begin the assembly. If you have decided to shape your copper tubing into a spiral or zigzag, using a vice will help. Be sure to wrap the pipe so it does not get scratched. Have fun with your new design.
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