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Old 09-27-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Do you have a fountain in your house?

Do you have a fountain *in* your house?

Couple of years ago, I finally got an outlet installed in the downstairs nook by our staircase and got a nice fountain.

I think it adds a sense of tranquility because of the sound of the water.

It does require cleaning every now and then, but worth the effort.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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No, but we have a lake 20' from the front door so that is our tranquility.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:04 PM   #3
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No, but we have a trout stocked creek out back.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:06 PM   #4
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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.
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No fountain, no house.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:07 PM   #6
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Have no desire for a fountain inside the house! Between flashing leaks, an upstairs toilet leak or two, an upstairs shower leak, a leak in the supply line to the ice makes, I have no desire to have water running in the house! But I do get the tranquility thing! Enjoy!
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:14 PM   #7
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One small one in the front yard, another in back. None inside though.
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We bought one years ago and it's in the basement on a shelf at the moment.

Might pull it out when our house stops functioning as a musical instrument storage facility. DS has a xylophone and vibraphone in the family room. DH keeps computer, keyboards, cables, amps, etc. all over when he's doing a show. He's always doing a show.


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I have a fountain in the front court yard, but it has been dry for perhaps 7-8 years ever since the pump burned out and I have not bothered to replace it.

I am curious now to know how an interior fountain works, as mine splashed water. The area around it was constantly wet, and the evaporated water left behind bad looking whitish calcium deposit on the brick patio. But when it was running, I could hear the water splash from inside, and it was indeed soothing.
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I have a fountain in the front court yard, but it has been dry for perhaps 7-8 years ever since the pump burned out and I have not bothered to replace it.

I am curious now to know how an interior fountain works, as mine splashed water. The area around it was constantly wet, and the evaporated water left behind bad looking whitish calcium deposit on the brick patio. But when it was running, I could hear the water splash from inside, and it was indeed soothing.
So our fountain does splash a bit, but in the alcove where the fountain is, I have put down plastic sheeting, then tiles.

I've minimized the splashing by tilting the fountain backwards using beer bottle caps under the front legs (it was a chore to get those, but worth it ) and finding the right flow adjustment so it isn't a torrent from the openings in the top.

And since any droplets land on the tiles - it isn't an issue.
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Yes, shortly after drinking a couple of beers.
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I would like to have a champagne fountain in my house.
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I would like to get both inside and outside fountains, but I just have not gotten around to it. I think the water sounds are very relaxing.
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When I lived in the very dry Mojave desert, a family friend had a built in water feature in the corner of his living room consisting of a goldfish pond and rock waterfall to the ceiling.
The over misting problem was handled with careful placement of the rocks in the fall along with a water volume control. I don't remember any mineral build-up, perhaps softened water or an exit pipe to keep the water from saturating.
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No fountain, but we love our fish pond with small waterfall in the back yard.
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We have one in the living room. About four feet high and the water cascades from one "leaf" to the next. We love the relaxing sound.

Bought it at an art fair about ten years ago. This shot has it sitting outside the house while being cleaned a long time ago. It's all copper, so it is gradually acquiring a green patina like the Statue of Liberty.
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It just occurred to me that people do not put the kind of 3-tiered round garden fountain like mine inside the home. Not unless one has a very large home with an inside courtyard.

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Does it splash too?
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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
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Creek running through property with several small waterfalls and a chocolate fountain in the kitchen.
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