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Old 04-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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So I am adding a patio and would like an outdoor fireplace. I am already aware of the ways I can get or build an outdoor fire place but when looking through a Unilock catalog I saw a cool design for a combination fireplace with accent water features on the sides. Of course they dont have the picture on the site but it is similar to this only the water feature is actually attached to each side of the fire place.

http://photos.unilock.com/photos/cac...F148C85E5A.jpg

What I am wondering is if anyone knows what kind of upper reservoir they are using in order to create an even spill like that in such a narrow opening?

Also, if I put a water feature on both sides of the fire place can I use a single centralized pump with a split hose for both water features? Or would I have to run two pumps?

Thank you for your help.

Found a better representation of what I am looking to do.

http://www.houzz.com/photos/73477/Ha...atio-san-diego


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That is a sharp looking fireplace----use two pumps----or you need a drain from one catch basin to the other----

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very sharp indeed. 2 pumps would probably be the best way.
Just a heads up, I hear the bigger more gallon per hour pumps are better and quieter.

My first and only water feature I built, I went to the big box store to pick out a pump, the biggest one they had was $120, is what I put in the budget for the pump.
When I went to pick up the pump, I looked at the gph they would push.
The big one for $120 was 1200 gph, The next size down is $70 and 600 gph.
I have a wishing well with a bucket, 600 gph would be more then enough.
I was wrong and it does push water, just not the volume I expected to be coming out of a small bucket, I am pretty sure I will be back to the store to get the big pump and they have a 1/4 turn valve in line so you can adjust the flow. Turn it down if it is more then you want.
Do not cheap out on the pump.
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Thanks for the advice on the pumps guys. Do any of you know what upper reservoir they used in the pictures though to create that smooth flow effect?
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Thanks for the advice on the pumps guys. Do any of you know what upper reservoir they used in the pictures though to create that smooth flow effect?
It's pretty tough to get that nice, laminar flow affect.

Something like this maybe?
http://waterartsconsulting.com/water...el_sheer_flows'

They can also be bought with integrated lighting:
http://www.bestbuypoolsupply.com/sheer-descent.html
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