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Tristan14831
« on: January 17, 2009 09:25:17 AM »

I found a bathtub in the woods behind my house and decided to make something from it! I welded a steel pipe from an old swing set to the side and ran clear tubing up the tube from a pump. I used a faucet I got for free to act like the "shower". I love sitting out side and watching the fish jump thru where the water falls! I'm sorry I can't post pictures yet; I'm new to the community!

Here is the bathtub after my fiance dragged it out of the woods.


Here are the faucet pieces I used.


Once I attached the steel pipe and the faucet pieces:


The completed fountain!


plus, some fishies!


I hope y'all like it!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009 09:02:16 AM »

Wow! Who knew and old bathtub could look so good!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009 07:24:46 PM »

Thanks! I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I enjoyed making it! Plus, when the weather gets warm, it makes a nice place to sit with my fiance and watch our fish swim around!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009 10:35:38 PM »

Ohhh this is really neat.  And how sweet of your fiance to drag it out of the woods for you!  Mine would have rolled his eyes, haha. 
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Tristan14831
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009 11:02:28 PM »

haha thanks! There was also a cast iron sink that he carried out of the woods, which weighed more than the bathtub! I'm hoping to attach the sink to the wall of my potting shed and plant stuff in it. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009 02:34:45 PM »

Great work. If I can get my mom to part with a tub she uses to water horses I might give it a try...when summer arrives.

Could you tell me what kind of pump did you use and where did you get it?
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009 07:44:48 PM »

I bought my pump at home depot for about 60 dollars, if I remember right. It was a 600 gallons per hour submersible pump. It sounds like a huge pump, but the man at the pond store that I talked to told me that I needed to have a big pump because I was working against gravity. I would call around to make sure that you've got the right one just in case I'm remembering all this wrong lol!
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009 08:22:54 AM »

OMG!  That is too cool!  What a conversation piece! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009 01:26:33 PM »

WOW. Now thats what I call ingenius recycling.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009 10:50:20 AM »

thanks guys! I recently had to replace the pump because it decided to die. I took it apart but i couldn't fix it, so i ordered a new one! It works perfectly, which is awesome because I was getting worried about my fish!
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