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How To Empty the Garden Fountain

By mcash70
November 5, 2011

An easy way to empty the fountain of water for cleaning is to create a siphon using an old piece of hose.

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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
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Gymgirl
Nov 9, 2011 2:52 PM CST
How do you successfully start the siphon, without sucking up a bunch of yuck?
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 9, 2011 3:51 PM CST
I stretch the hose out from the fountain to where I want the water to run, then pull up a few feet to form a loop and fill it with water, then put your thumb over the open end to keep the water from running out until you stick it in the fountain water, then drop the loop on the ground, it may take a little practice, but it works great. I let the water run out on the grass.
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Nov 9, 2011 4:01 PM CST
Thanks, Margaret! After I posed the ??, I went and read up on the net. Same instructions you just gave me!

Aquarium water isn't the best flavor in my palate repertoire! (Years ago, when I was a silly teenager raising tropical fish -- sometimes I timed the suction just right -- sometimes I didn't!)

G-R-A-V-I-T-Y can be your friend after 50! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Nov 9, 2011 4:11 PM CST
Yuck!! Linda that must have tasted disgusting Blinking !! Good luck with your siphoning. Thumbs up
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Nov 9, 2011 4:53 PM CST
It's a good thing I was young...
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Nov 9, 2011 5:02 PM CST
It probably boosted your immune system. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Nov 10, 2011 10:19 AM CST
Yeah, you're probably right. Rolling my eyes. And, I think it's why I could eat fish/seafood 365 days of the year!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Nov 10, 2011 10:25 AM CST
Wish I liked fish/seafood that much, mostly I just tolerate it once in awhile. Shrug! Guess I should have ingested some dirty fish tank water when I was a kid! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Nov 10, 2011 10:28 AM CST
You know the old saying, "If if don't kill yah, it must be good for yah!" Rolling my eyes.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Nov 10, 2011 10:32 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Nov 10, 2011 10:58 AM CST
sooooooooooo, you DO know that saying, huh? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Nov 10, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Yes, that's an oldie and a goodie. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

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