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Old 09-27-2014, 11:14 PM   #21
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I don't have a fountain. What a cool idea! I love listening to the sound of rainfall here. We get a lot of rain.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:25 AM   #22
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Creek running through property with several small waterfalls...
That's nice. I once spotted a home built over a creek in the suburb of Vancouver, but was not able to snap a photo. It was raining, and the creek had a good flow, and I wondered if the sound was enough to keep the owner from sleeping at night.

I searched the Web, and found a photo of a similar home to link in here. The one I saw was smaller and on an average suburban lot that was not large, but built over a creek in a similar manner.

See: chrislarsonarchitect-sustainable-green-architecture - Bridge House - tbridge.jpg


And speaking of rain, the sound of rain drops hitting the roof of a motorhome is much different than rain on a roof of a home. It is also louder for sure. And when the rain driven by strong winds hits your motorhome on multiple sides, it feels like you are inside a drum. Ask me how I found this out camping in the Canadian Maritimes. And that wind rocks your motorhome too, though nowhere as bad as a ship on a roiling sea.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:41 AM   #23
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And speaking of rain, the sound of rain drops hitting the roof of a motorhome is much different than rain on a roof of a home. It is also louder for sure. And when the rain driven by strong winds hits your motorhome on multiple sides, it feels like you are inside a drum. Ask me how I found this out camping in the Canadian Maritimes. And that wind rocks your motorhome too, though nowhere as bad as a ship on a roiling sea.
I love the normal rocking of a ship at sea, because I am accustomed to it, I suppose. Between the rocking motion and all the fresh air, I sleep deeply at sea and I am refreshed and invigorated when I awaken.

That said, I don't think I would enjoy a rocking motorhome or one being buffeted by strong winds either; I would worry that it might topple.

In my home, the soft sound of rainfall is so soothing. Often I turn off the TV or radio just to listen to it. Thunder and lightning are not soothing but they can be exciting in their own way.
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The closest thing I have to a fountain is our backyard bird bath attached to a drip line. Fun to watch the birds and easy maintenance.

I'd like a backyard fountain but so would the creatures that would be drawn to it. Once the birdbath was near the ground and a raccoon decided to wash something nasty in it. The smell was awful. Don't need another mechanical item to worry about.

An interior fountain would be fun to have if you don't mind the maintenance issues.
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We live on a lake so we get to hear the sound of the waves in the summer. We really miss that in the winter. I'd live to have a water feature in the house but I've had enough water issues to last a lifetime. Too risky for me. I'd be paranoid every time I left the house.


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Don't have a fountain, but curious if these indoor fountains aide in increasing indoor humidity levels during very cold winters.
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I used to have a little fountain sitting on a bar area. It kept running dry and it took me a while to figure out why. The cat was drinking out of it instead of her bowl water. I gave it away, lol
Hope the cat got a good home!:what:

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...a chocolate fountain in the kitchen.
Oh, please, don't give DW any ideas! That would send us to the poorhouse for sure.
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Oh, please, don't give DW any ideas! That would send us to the poorhouse for sure.
Walt, I use this when my nieces and nephews are here for parties and lend to my sisters when they have birthday parties for the kids.
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Nope.
Nor one in the yard.

I wouldn't mind getting a drinking fountain installed near the back door - kids could get a quick drink in between playing basketball.
We used to call that a hose
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We did have a tabletop recirculating fountain for a while, but I found it got scummy due to 'things' growing in the water. I got rid of it, as I was concerned about it releasing mold/bacteria into the household air.
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So far - overwhelming no luv for fountains.

Mine is easy to care for, never had any issue with mold, and less water 'danger' than when an upstairs toilet valve decided to leak, and my garbage disposal leak out of the bottom.

Moving on.....
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We have a 300 lb bubbler rock at the front of the house, near the front entrance....... very soothing sounds of nature. It's the focal point of our evolving river rock garden. We've collected a lot of colorful river rocks from our many white water rafting/camping trips over the years, so the rock garden is sentimental as well.

BTW....this will be our first winter with the bubbler. Winter temps will include periods of freeze. Does anyone know if we need to drain the underground collection basin and/or remove the pump to prevent cracking/breaking of the pump parts during a freeze?.....what about flushing with antifreeze? (Sounds easier, but potentially harmful to the environment and pump)
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Small creek and a 60 foot diameter pond. Oh, and a rain downspout chain.
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Don't have a fountain, but curious if these indoor fountains aide in increasing indoor humidity levels during very cold winters.
I am pretty sure that they do. In our old house, we had to turn off the furnace humidifier because the house was always very humid. We had a cat fountain running 24x7 and always assumed that was the reason for it.

We moved and are no longer using the cat fountain so I can't swear to it.
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what about flushing with antifreeze? (Sounds easier, but potentially harmful to the environment and pump)
Someone who knows better than me will come along but how about RV antifreeze? I think that's more environmentally friendly. It's more expensive for a reason.
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