The affable Kepik spout
Kepik is a smaller sized bronze spout that excells at low flows and works very well in fountains where the water arc must be kept to a minimum. It's flexible. At low flows it produces an interesting stream of water. At larger flows, the stream is controlled and surprisingly pleasant. The rounded spout lends itself to swimming pools where contact with a swimmer or reveler won't cause too many problems.
It's square short and stubby
There's nothing wrong with being short and stout. Have you ever seen an english bulldog? How can you not smile back at that short stuby nose, thick lips and droopy face? They may appear grumpy and unhappy, but what's the old saw … oh, yes: appearances can be deceiving. Yes, bulldogs have a surprisingly pleasant tempermant. So does this spout.
Designed for a purpose
The spout was designed with a particular purpose in mind: to be used on a wall fountain where the spout has to project water into a bowl below. For that to work the water can't shoot too far out. Indeed, at lower flow rates the stream curls down at the center and produces a small dimple or divet in the center of the stream – it's absolutely gorgeous. The stream rapidly becomes a succession of droplets – kind of like large rain drops. In a small space the sound or rain can be just the right touch.
At more moderate flow rates the stream hangs together fairy well. You get a stream that appears substantial yet doesn't splash too much. If the amount of splash must be kept to a minimum keep it in this range. As the rate of water flow increases, and the flow into the spout becomes turbulent the stream begins to wander and move around.
Try to plumb the spout with the recommended pipe sizes. If you're using 1/2 inch pipe you just won't be able to get appealing stream at higher flow rates. Please look at Why using the right pipe size is important
This spout was designed to be used on a wall fountain. These are usually build without plumbing access. The water pipe is burried in the wall and is set during the wall construction. Having something that can simply be glued in place is a requirement. All you have to do with this spout is figure out how much pipe you need to have sticking out from the wall and simply glue this spout in place. Check out the installation instructions.
- 4¼ in x 4¼ in backplate
- 3½ in projection
- also see the cut sheet
- traditional chocolate brown with epoxy finish
- other finishes available
- see see color chart
- low-end: ½ to 1 GPM
- middle: 1 - 3 GPM
- high: 3 - 5 GPM
- also see the arc description sheet
- a very low flow version is in the works
- a very low flow version with rain edge is in the works
- for #8 wire
What's in the box
If you have access to the back of the spout you can use either a 1 in or a ¾ in supply line. If you have no access to the back of the wall you'll need to use a ¾ in supply line.
If you need to bond the spout, the wire must be #8 or smaller. I believe that current code requires that #8 wire be used, but check your local building department.