How to Install a Garden Fountain | This Old House

This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook installs a solar-powered garden fountain. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for How to Install a Garden Fountain:
– cast-concrete base
– concrete fountain
– solar-powered submersible pump
– _-inch crushed stone mixed with stone dust, used as a base layer
– stone dust, used as a setting layer

Tools for How to Install a Garden Fountain:
– Pointed spade, used to remove topsoil and to shovel in the crushed stone
– garden rake, used for smoothing crushed stone
– hand tamper, used to compact the crushed stone
– level, used to check stone and concrete base for level
– rubber mallet, used to pound concrete base level
– wheeled dolly, used to transport fountain parts to the site

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23 Comments

  1. Karen Smith on February 17, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Love this Video. Very helpful Can you please tell me where I can buy that pump

  2. Syd Haskins on February 17, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    D

  3. Justice forERICAalonso on February 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    What’s the name or link to the pump ? Anyone ???

  4. Anita Z on February 17, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Very nice, May I know the manufacturer and the model of the solar panel?  Thanks

  5. Azad Kashmiri on February 17, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Why does the intro music sound different

  6. Rose Campiran on February 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I am trying to get an old "boy with pottery" pouring water into three large cement "shells". Never done this before, but Roger makes this look so easy…..no plumbing. Hope I can duplicate this with the fountain I have to work with. Love this simple video. Does Home Depot have that solar thingy?

  7. Chris Bechtel on February 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    first pump he showed had the ground prong removed from the electrical plug…very unsafe especially outdoors with water involved.

  8. rony pastrana on February 17, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    this is so wrong….

  9. Infotainment on February 17, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    All that work for something that will always look like a wet block of cement.

  10. XzTS on February 17, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    My aunt had a pretty big marble fountain that got stolen last year, piece by piece.

  11. David on February 17, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    If I put that fountain in my back yard it would devalue my home. It’s that ugly.

  12. malay bender on February 17, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    He was being extra af…. like he was building a space ship 😂😂😂😂

  13. Ale C on February 17, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    I’ve been looking for a solar pump, Where is the solar pump from?

  14. joaquinR1stargate on February 17, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    that’s the ugliest fountain I have ever seen, serenity now! serenity now!

  15. Kao Phillips on February 17, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    "Wack it" like it when you hear it

  16. Bob Haddock on February 17, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    where do I get the pump and solar panel. any links  to it?

  17. Jarid Gaming on February 17, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    An ugly fountain

  18. Sergio Burgos on February 17, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    He’s such a gentleman lol

  19. Michael Saunders on February 17, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Says "take" a lot, but never says what should be taken? I don’t get it. In any case, enjoy the program/videos.

  20. Mari Baquir on February 17, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I didn’t know there were solar-powered fountains. Great idea! There was no way to hide the electrical cord from a traditional fountain for me. Thanks!

  21. VIVA PIÑATA on February 17, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Would of been nice to see it working .I guess ill never know the power of the sun

  22. Clap Forboobies on February 17, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    "No humps! Supa!"

  23. Donovan Wisdom on February 17, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I’m gonna take and post a comment. I’m gonna take and use the keyboard to type it out.

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