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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Perforated stone Reply with quote

I have ths architectural stone that I rescued from a site. Its rectangular in shape but with a recessed oval in the centre and three holes going all the way through. I'am thinking this would make an ideal water feature, with a small fountain spurting through the centre and draining through the other two holes, but not having done before I'am totally in the dark.

How would I construct such a thing, what would I need and how would I build it ? Would I just need a reservoir and pump for example ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any pics?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to take one and post it, but it might be a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only photos I have currently until I get home and do it properly are these. They are blow up of the stone taken on the site I was working on in Roscommon. It measures approx 0.7m x 0.5m to c.20cm depth and is very heavy. Although you can't see them there are three holes in the oval shaped perforation at the bottom, so the stone could have been used as a drain from a water spout / drinking fountain or drainpipe ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iandromiskin wrote:
Although you can't see them there are three holes in the oval shaped perforation at the bottom



One hole to allow water flow upwards, to create a gurgle or trickle type water feature.
Two holes to allow water to drain away to a sump beneath the stone containing the pump and piping to bring it right back up to the central hole again.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The simplest method is to only allow water out of one hole and block the other two.
Then place the feature stone on a rock reservoir and feed a flexible hose from pump in reservoir through hole in feature stone. The water then fills the hollow of stone and cascades over sides into reservoir and back again.
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