Build a Water Station
Add a hit of Roman Holiday-style to your patio with a classic urn outfitted as a charming gardener's sink. It's so handy, whether you're rinsing your hands or your fresh-cut herbs.
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ATTACH WATER EXTENSION
Attach faucet extension.
The extension is made up of 1/2" copper pipe, a 1/2" 45o angle coupling, a 90o angle coupling that connects 1/2" to 3/4" copper pipe for the spout. Also a copper-threaded connection, and a brass-threaded connection. The copper would be threaded on to the brass. The brass will attach to the tap. All of the copper connections will have to be soldered together.
MARK PATIO SLAB
Find centre on the patio slab with a chalk line. Make an "X" with the chalk line. Where the chalk lines cross, is the centre of the stone.
DRILL DRAINAGE HOLES
Drill 4 drainage holes, 1 in each of the quadrants that you have created with the chalk line. Be sure that they are close to the centre. The urn will sit over these holes. Use a hammerdrill and a concrete bit.
LAY GRAVEL BED
Put the all-purpose gravel down in the area under the tap. Level gravel with your hand.
Place urn on the slab centred under the tap and over the holes. The urn should already have a drainage hole in it.
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Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 2 hours
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