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Archive for January, 2010

Electric Power

by @ Friday, January 29th, 2010. Filed under Electric power, General

Safety Low-voltage systems are easy and safe to install and use. The danger is 120-volt power and requires high attention to safety. Working on 120 volt lines can be life threatening, especially around water or moisture. Be sure that power is turned off, and check it with a power meter. If you’re not completely sure about working with electricity, hire an electrician.   For safety, install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in ...

Outdoor Waterfalls

by @ Sunday, January 24th, 2010. Filed under Design, General

Outdoor waterfalls are artificial decorative pieces that have a system of continual flowing water as in a real waterfall. They can have many patterns, shapes and sizes according to personal preference. Their most important components are a basin in which water is made to fall, a submersible pump which allows the water to rise up again, and a cascading slope which channels the falling water.   The common materials used for outdoor waterfa ...

Backyard Waterfall Benefits

by @ Monday, January 11th, 2010. Filed under Design, General

Backyard Waterfall Benefits:   • Backyard waterfall contributes motion and sound of splashing water to your backyard. • The design of backyard waterfall determines it elicits, exciting or calming, energizing or restful. • A waterfall, regardless of it size, adds extraordinary and mysterious view to any backyard. • A force of the flowing water will help to minimize external and unnecessary noises. • Whatever backyard w ...

Pumps For Backyard Waterfalls

by @ Tuesday, January 5th, 2010. Filed under General, Pumps

External and submersible Pumps are available in external and submersible models, and each of the pumps has whirling palms that pressurize the water and push it into a motion. Submersible pumps are easier to use than external, but more expensive. They are easy to install, they start without priming, and most importantly, they work quietly.   Before buying a pump for your waterfall, check its electric rating. Large waterfall request power ...

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