Would like a small babbling fountain on the site? However, the decoration is not cheap, right? However, if you can not decide on the purchase of a fountain for the area, make it your own! Especially if you happen to own a couple of junk tires. You can make this the basis for the fountain, which then will only have to decorate according to your taste.
You will need:
- 3 tires of different sizes;
- steel rebar;
- reinforced mesh;
- plastic pipe 3 sizes;
- thick cardboard;
Tire size should be chosen based on the fact that together they formed a pyramid.
A covering for the top tier can be used in its original form. But I tire for the bottom two tiers need to be cut in the sidewall. Prune them so that in the end the tires were part of one another with little clearance. To facilitate his work, the cut and also the knife itself can be lubricated with oil.
Each of the tiers of the fountain will be mounted on stands, they can be made from plastic pipe. The pipe dimensions depends on your choice and the gap between the tiers you want to. In our case it is a pipe with a diameter of 75 mm and 50 mm. the Height of racks 25 cm and 35 cm.
Racks will be installed in the not yet hardened concrete, so they will require additional fixation. To fix it you can use this stencil from cardboard. Just circle it on the tube 3 times in order and then cut out.
Also need stands for the inner core, for this perfect steel rebar. It bent the letter “G”, the long part height should be the same as a stand. Finished rods are attachable, for example, with a wire to the reinforced grid, focusing on the cardboard stencils.
It is now possible to prepare a cement mortar with sand and start building tiers. The middle of the first layer fill it with concrete and push it reinforced the grid with the rods. Then pour a layer of gravel and again covered it with concrete. Then mounted on the rods of the rack.
Then fix the stand with the help of a cardboard stencil, align it to inside and pour the concrete. In a similar way to “equip” and the second tier.
The next step is to install the middle tier Central pipe through which then will display the water. It must pass through, in our case, the pipe diameter is 25 mm.
Finally the top tier is also poured concrete, and in the center he mounted a small length of pipe. The Central pipe should enter the pipe of the upper tier. In our case, its diameter is 32 cm
When the concrete hardens, you can proceed to assemble the fountain. The Central tube knock, and put the tiers on top of each other. And then through the center of the insert pipe that passes through all tiers. It should not rest against the bottom of lower layer. Inside this pipe installed another one with a smaller diameter, which in turn connects to the pump.
Ready! It remains only to decorate the fountain.
And below you can watch the video about how to make a fountain from the tires with your hands.
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