Getting Even Water Flow On Wall Fountains
In this article we are going to be discussing water flow and how to get your wall fountains running to their full potential. This is the water distribution unit and white plastic baffle this is going to be sitting on top of your water feature surface. We are going to be discussing these two aspects during this article which can be addressed during or after installing the fountain on your wall. The first thing that we are going to need to do to get to the water distribution unit is to remove the hood. You need to move the pump cord from its outlet and bring that down to the side. You also going to need to move the power cord from the other side.
Now to remove the hood it's held on there with clips and so you want to gently lift up on the hood and it comes straight off. You can see how the water distribution unit sits on top of the stone. What we are going to be discussing here is the gap that is between this lip and the stone. To adjust the water distribution unit to make it fit snugly against the stone you need to lift the water distribution unit up and firmly press with your thumb this lip. Now this is going to form the copper peace to the stone and this can be checked by just putting the water distribution unit right back on the stone and you can see how we filled in some of the gap but we also have more gap over here. You may need to do this a few times. Really push this in don't be afraid that you are going to break the water distribution unit because that is why why we made it out of this copper is because it is pliable. So as we have seen before fit the distribution unit back on and we still see that there's some gaps going on. Just keep adjusting it until we can get that that filled in. You may have a pretty big a gap in between a water distribution unit and the stone so it may take a little bit of time to get mold it. Once it is fitting snugly against the stone this is just going to make sure that when the water flows over the water distribution unit that it's going to flow over it and runs right down the stone.
Now that we have adjusted the lower lip of the water distribution unit we're going to be focusing on the white plastic baffle inside of the water distribution unit. Now as you can see right here there are two copper tabs on the top. These copper tab simply hold all that baffle into place. To remove the baffle all you need to do is bend those copper tabs down, grab them and slowly roll it back towards yourself and until the baffle pops out. Now you can notice there are copper tabs on the top and there are copper tabs on the bottom. The copper tabs on top to simply hold it in place while the copper tabs on the bottom are going to be the tabs that you are going to need to adjust to get the water flow perfect.
Now the the copper tabs on the bottom are bent up so what this is going to do is is going to allow all the water to run for the outside edges. The water comes in right here and these tabs act is dams to adjust the water flow from left to right and to the center. We are just going to assume the water was running to the outside edges because those tabs were bent out. Now that we have adjusted them down this is going to keep a lot of the water into the center and we are going to simply just put this right back into water distribution unit. Now if you notice there is a sticker on the top of the baffle that is going to show you that this side points to the back edge of the water distribution unit. Now as we fit this right back into place you just want to lift those tabs up so that it pushes that baffle down. Now we are going to be adjusting that outer edge tabs.
On occasion as the water flows over the water distribution unit it can attach to these tabs and cause a stream or a drip to flow away from the stone on your wall mounted fountain. To adjust that all you are going to need to do is just take your thumb and bend the tab towards the center of the stone. What this is going to do is going to keep the water flowing on the stone and not away from the stone.
Next we are going to be cleaning the front of the water distribution unit with a scotch brite pad to free it from any debris or oils that have been left on it from your hands. To do this all you need to do is just scrub the water distribution unit. You want to make sure you get the entire surface clean and you want to make sure that you clean this top edge. Now we are going to test the water flow. What we want to notice here is we are seeing good flow to the outside edges but we are having a little less flow to the center. What you want to do is you want to make sure that you wait at least ten minutes to see if the water will flow over all by itself, if not will need to make those adjustments. Now that we have seen that there is a dry spot on the water distribution unit we will just unplug the fountain, jump back on your ladder, bend those tabs down and make the proper adjustment. Place the baffle back in and test again. You may need a repeat this process a couple of times to make sure that you get the water flow even across the entire stone.
If you are experiencing low water flow there may be a kink in your hose and you will just need inspect the host from the back and make sure that there are no kinks. Also, if you are not getting water flow over the entire surface of the stone you want to take a scotch brite pad and scrub the stone down.
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