A wall fountain gives you the relaxing feeling of sitting next to a babbling brook right outside your home.
By installing a ready-made one like this one, you don’t have to rework any plumbing in your home. All you need to do is decide on the location, drive in a mounting screw, and hang the fountain.
However, if you don’t have an electrical outlet nearby, you’ll need to have one installed for your wall fountain to work.
Electrical work is best done by professionals. Here’s what they’ll do to set up an exterior outlet.
Installing an Exterior Electrical Outlet
The electrician will find an interior outlet near where you want the exterior outlet to be. He’ll use the wires from this outlet to power the exterior outlet.
With the power turned off, he’ll disconnect the outlet and remove the box.
Next, the electrician will mark the location of the new box with a pencil. Make sure the electrician centers the box under the wall fountain.
After cutting a hole for the exterior electrical box, he’ll fish a new wire through that hole over to the inside box location.
Finally, the electrician will secure and wire the new box with a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet, which the local building code requires for outside locations.
Once the electrical work is complete, all that’s left to do is connect the wall fountain’s pump and fill it with water before plugging it into the new outlet.
Now, we can begin enjoying the relaxing sound of water falling gently.