How do I install this fountain?

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Old 05-20-17, 03:27 PM
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Question How is this fountain powered?

http://campaniainternational.com/upl...20FOuntain.pdf

It says there is a cord. And it says you should have an outlet.

But I don't understand how they meet, looking at the picture of the fountain on the grass.
 
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That will come with a small submersible pump. It most likely sits in the large lower bowl.
The cord will pass down thru a sleeve of pipe and come out the open back side of the fountain base.

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Position the channel opening at the base of each fountain toward the electrical outlet to be used since the pump cord will be threaded through this opening.
 
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I thought outdoor plug in cords are only for temporary use per NEC.

I guess this is a temporary use?
 
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You need to supply a GFI protected circuit or receptacle with an in-use cover.
Yes.... it's considered temporary.
 
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Question How do I install this fountain?

Is the FT 239 J piece simply buried in the soil?

http://campaniainternational.com/upl...20FOuntain.pdf
 

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Yes, and it would be the best place for your cord to exit, really close to and facing the GFCI receptacle with an IN USE cover.
 
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Forget about the electrical. I'm not understanding how this fountain sits in the ground.
 
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I started looking at the weight of those pieces and could see major weight issues.

Ok.... in re-reading the installation instructions I read this..
Make sure you are assembling your fountain on a level surface capable of holding a minimum of 1434 pounds within a 2.75 square foot footprint.

That's almost 3/4 of a ton. That means you MUST pour a footing and base in the ground for that fountain. It CANNOT sit in bare earth.... even with a little rock under it.
 
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But that bottom piece looks like it goes halfway into the ground?

So you need to make the footer below ground level?
 
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Yes.... that is correct. It's going to take a concrete pad down below frost level.
 
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And your frost level is deep. 3', I believe. That is one heavy fountain. Good catch Pete.
 
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I moved to PA. That info is old.

Anyway, what dimensions should I pour this footer?
 
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Why is the information old? You can update it for better information.

I would pour the footer at least 2 or 3" wider to each side of the fountain base and to the frost line in Pennsylvania.
 
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