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Old 08-03-2012, 06:00 PM
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Same access as a vault or a fountain basin
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Allow me to rephrase and clarify the question. With the use of a valve box, how are you able to access the pump without moving the fountain? This is easily done with a basin/reservoir or a reservoir/pump vault configuration.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:46 PM
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Client did not want that $500 option. Although i am sure i could get creative!
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:51 PM
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The way you get around that is to use a metal lid and cut it in 3 pieces. Wala!
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:32 PM
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The way you get around that is to use a metal lid and cut it in 3 pieces. Wala!
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Considering the dimensions of the valve box and the diameter of the fountain base, even cutting a substitute metal lid will still require that the fountain be moved to obtain easy access to the pump. I just wanted to clarify that point.

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:55 PM
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Considering the dimensions of the valve box and the diameter of the fountain base, even cutting a substitute metal lid will still require that the fountain be moved to obtain easy access to the pump. I just wanted to clarify that point.

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Nope your wrong. I used a jumbo carson vb.

Client was estatic. All the work was worth it, just need to add some plant material.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:58 PM
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Dimensions of jumbo Carson VB are (from their website) 15' x 21.5' x 12'D. Base of fountain is probably at least 18". Can't see how you would get enough space for access unless you relocated the fountain towards one end of the VB. This would jeopardize the stability of the fountain as part of the fountain base would overhang the VB.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:01 AM
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Dimensions of jumbo Carson VB are (from their website) 15' x 21.5' x 12'D. Base of fountain is probably at least 18". Can't see how you would get enough space for access unless you relocated the fountain towards one end of the VB. This would jeopardize the stability of the fountain as part of the fountain base would overhang the VB.
Base is less than 18". Closer to 12". Plenty of room. Thanks for all your "help."
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:27 AM
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Metal and water ?
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:15 AM
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I see metal grates used in water features all the time... especially on commercial water features.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:31 AM
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Base is less than 18". Closer to 12". Plenty of room. Thanks for all your "help."
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