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Old 04-15-2014, 11:21 PM
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Sugar Cane Kettle/ pot

Hey everyone I'm in need of a 4/5 ft sugar cane Kettle/ pot for a water feature. Hope someone would be able to help me get one locally or have an idea just in general where. Thanks in advance for any help that I may get from anyone.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:47 PM
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Those things are worth their weight in Gold in my part of the country. Their quite collectible.
On the other hand, getting a cracked one, sealing the damage & keeping damaged site to a minimum-doable.


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Old 04-16-2014, 11:25 PM
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Those things are worth their weight in Gold in my part of the country. Their quite collectible.
On the other hand, getting a cracked one, sealing the damage & keeping damaged site to a minimum-doable.


Good luck!
Thanks. I'm hoping it won't come down to an arm and leg for it. I'm still trying on which direction to approach this one. Either have the pump inside the actual kettle and have no need for a basin sort at the bottom,which I'm trying to stay away, or actually have a basin of sort at the bottom with all the components hidden bellow.
I'm really wanting to go with a small statue fountain inside with a few platings inside to hide the pump. Still talking it over with the customer.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:05 AM
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Very good

Below is a recent local for sale craigslist Ad.

Has damage:

http://athensga.craigslist.org/grd/4422813106.html

You could end up being better off going with a "less expense; but quality piece". If you were to use an outdoor fireplace basin & "accent" it with an old(pitted), but worthy rib-bone piece of iron to accent the curvature of rim. To give the eye candy of "old school"(if surrounded by rock, etc.)
A difficult case not knowing the other hardscape features involved(your design aspects).

The one listed in the link is over 1k, so, to me;
$500 for a Basin(newer & quality)
$200/parts to make worthy(Aesthetics & Plumbing)

You've probably already saved $500.

I have a $175 fireplace that is not a lot less than your stated spec.. It's a big bowl that sits in a cradle. No,it's not solid. It has a center hole vent that could be taken care of while picking up the "accent" feature

It's not say that "with a little effort($$$)" you couldn't find a cheaper (damaged "period" piece). But; Time=$$$.

Why pay for the "Period" piece-unless it's the ultimate "want" of the Customer. For whatever reason.
Given, it looks the same when completed?
To me, it would all depend on how much of the kettle would "show" when completed as to the proper direction to take.

IMO, I have several concerns.

Obtaining a "Period syrup kettle" for reasonable $$$.
Obtaining the kettle in due-time.
If the entire outside ring needs to show & it's a critical "Want" of the Customer(Period piece); your screwed. Gotta get a "period" piece & they pay for it too. Otherwise, some "aged" metal fabrication CAN be done for this purpose.

***I CAN PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH A VERY FAIR & REASONABLE LOCAL BLACKSMITH*** If need be.
He ships his work all over the country & has many references; personal as well as online.

Good luck & hope to see a "Finished" pic soon!


Had to use a few quotes to emphasise several points above.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:08 AM
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Forgot to mention:

I'm NOT trying to sell anything on craigslist currently
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for the responses on here twin lakes found a few places kinda nearby that we'll be getting new cast iron kettles with an antique look to it. I'll post up some pics once it's done. I'm still talking with the office owner about the finishing product. I'm really leaning with a mini statue figure as the water feature with lilies and other water plants. I do have a question though, should I worry about the roots on the plants giving problems in the future to the pump. We've never have used water plants in our water features before would just like your intake.
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Pictures when it is done PLEASE!
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:18 PM
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just wanted to put an update on here for you guys, especially Twinlakes thanks for the help. A little progress of the office building we're working where the kettle will go in. Kettle comes in Thursday so I'm hoping to have everything finished that day.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:56 PM
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Great Bud!!!

Appreciate the update and look forward to the completed pics.

Thanks for taking the time to share the results!
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:15 PM
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another small update. I was hoping not to drill through on the lip but looks like we will to try to hide the wire a bit. Water plants should be done by the end of nex week, also we might make a bed around it after all.
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