DIY fountain from a car tire
You can decorate a summer cottage in many ways: flowerbeds, flower beds, hedges, arbors, pools, etc. Also, do-it-yourself fountains of various sizes and shapes are often found. They bring a certain atmosphere to the decorated garden, do not require much labor and a lot of time for manufacturing. How to build a flowing pond from a wheel tire and stones with lighting at home - later in the article.
Materials and tools for creating
Everyone can make a fountain from a tire in his country house. To do this, you need such materials and tools:
- a large tire from a truck or tractor;
- cement, water, sand, gravel;
- tank for diluting the cement mixture;
- water pump;
- building level;
- electric jigsaw;
- sheet iron, fittings;
Important! Experts advise not to place the fountain near the house, under the open sun or under trees.
For the manufacture of the fountain, the used tire from one large wheel is suitable, the size of which can be chosen at your discretion.
Tire preparation is:
- cleaning from dirt;
- cutting the upper edge with a jigsaw or a hacksaw for metal.
Step by step instructions
After the tire is ready, you can proceed directly to the work of establishing a reservoir. It can be performed by one person or several. It consists of several stages:
- Digging a pit.
- Wheel waterproofing.
- The final decoration.
All these procedures are quite simple and not time consuming.
Digging a pit
The pit for the tire is prepared according to this principle:
- the hole must be dug a little wider than the diameter of the tire;
- the depth of the pit can be different: the wheel can be immersed completely in the ground or to the middle - it depends on preferences and ideas;
- pour a layer of mixed sand and gravel at the bottom of the pit;
- from above horizontally and evenly pour a layer of cement (10-12 cm);
- wait for the cement to dry;
- install the tire.
The bottom of the future fountain must be flat. This can be checked using the building level and, if necessary, the surface level.
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The next step in the manufacture of the necessary structures is the waterproofing of the wheel. It consists in the fact that you need to fill a rubber solution with a thin layer in the middle of the tire (in its center). Thus, water will not leak out of the tank.
Video: Car tire fountain
Strengthening the wheel consists of the following actions:
- sheet metal you need to make formwork around the tire;
- lay the fittings in the opening;
- pour cement mortar on top;
- in the center of the reservoir, install a water pump with a special nozzle spraying water.
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After the main work, the last step is decoration. It directly depends on the imagination, ingenuity and taste of the summer resident. It can be done this way:
- put stones at the bottom of the tank, place algae;
- as illumination, use floating lights, ground lamps, LED strips, searchlights, lamps that can be mounted around the perimeter of the fountain, at the bottom;
- put a bench near the reservoir, various plaster or clay figures;
- plant decorative plants and shrubs around the tank.
When installing the backlight, it is necessary to protect all parts from water in order to avoid negative consequences and short circuits in the wires.
It is possible to make a fountain in a summer cottage by yourself. You must adhere to the above recommendations and instructions. And then a do-it-yourself pond will bring joy and pleasure to those around, being and resting near it.