Oona's little sister
This is a smaller version of the Oona spout. Use it when you don't need to make a big splash. A well mannered flow without too much movement is what this spout provides. Don't expect any uncontrolled exhuberance or loud outbursts from this one. The flow profile is very simlar to the Oona, it's just smaller and can't move as much water volume as it's bigger sister.
Diminutive, friendly and elegant
This is a smaller spout resembling what's called a Lamb's tongue scupper which is commonly found on building walls to handle rain water. It can be used on a smaller swimming pool bond beam or an average sized wall fountain. The shape is nice round and friendly. If one was to accidentaly bump into it, the incident would be fogotten - there shouldn't be any permanent scars.
In spite of it's small size it does tend to project water fairly far - almost the same distance as it's larger namesake the Oona. Please don't consider this part for use as a scupper for any sort of drainage, it's just too small to handle anything larger than 1 in. pipe.
Well mannered flows
This spout is all about manners. The water flows out of the spout like water out of an pitcher. And I'm not talking about a beer pitcher! Rather one of the stoneware ewers commonly found next to a washbasin. You might catch sight of of one in a western. John Wayne would saunter up to the dresser and pour some water over his hands. For all his bravado even he understood there were times when water just needed to go where it was told and not splash around all over the place
There are time you'd want that in a fountain spout. The downside of being so well mannered is that it can become boring. The sound from a constant stream of water spilling into a pool can be monotonous. The further the water falls the louder the noise. It can end up sounding like … ahem … our cowboy hero in an abandoned airport bathroom at 3 AM after too many pitchers of beers with his cowboy buddies.
Use the spout in open spaces where you'd like some noise. If the quality of the sound is important then use three or more of these spouts. That will create some fluctiations and make the splashes more interesting and less mechanical.
This is not a straight copy of the Oona. I needed to make some changes to the original design. The longer lip enforced a balance that the straight copy didn't have. I had to use a symmetrical back plate to allow for some manufacturing constraints.
This one is here because of Micheal. He's a local landscape contractor. Anyhow, one day he and Bruce ( a Landscape Architect who worked with for a bit) stopped by and Micheal said "you know... you should make a smaller version of this one." Ok, Ok, that's not the only reason. I already had a design and was thinking about making it, but well... his comment just spurred me on. So, Micheal this one is for you. Hope it meets your needs.
- 4in diameter backplate
- 5¾in projection
- also see the cut sheet
- the standard finishes shown on web site
- call about custom finishes
- see see color chart
- 1 in female NPT
- ¾ in PVC socket
- I realize that specifying two different connection types is confusing. There are a number of ways to install the spout. Please read about how to install a spout
- low-end: ¾ to 1 GPM
- middle: 1 - 3 GPM
- high: 3 - 5 GPM
- for #8 wire
What's in the box
If you have no access to the back of the wall that the spout is being mounted on use a 1 in supply line. It's possible to use smaller sized plumbing. The spout isn't too succeptible to changes in plumbing size – but be careful and stay away from really small pipe.
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.