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Bamboo Accents 20 in. Rocking Fountain Spout and Pump Kit

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  • Durably crafted of 100-percent natural bamboo
  • Low-maintenance pump kit included
  • Outdoor garden fountain, similar to original Japanese design
  • No plumbing needed
  • Rocking fountain makes gentle clacking sound
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 12 x 4 inches ; 8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 pounds
  • ASIN: B001CS4S0W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,496 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

The master craftsmanship, expert design, and timeless elegance of the Bamboo Accents 20 in. Rocking Fountain Spout and Pump Kit will bring serenity and beauty to your outdoor garden display. Closest to the original scale fountain used in Japanese gardens, this unique rocking water fountain was initially designed as a ''deer-scarer'' or ''shi-shi-odo-shi.'' The spout fills with water and rocks forward, emptying with a gentle clacking sound, and the combination of movement, flowing water, and rocking make the piece captivating and calming. This delightful outdoor fountain is crafted of 100-percent natural, solid bamboo, farm grown in a tiny region in Indo-China. Thoroughly tested and guaranteed to last for years to come, this rocking fountain features a newer, stronger pump. Durably crafted of 100-percent natural bamboo. Low-maintenance pump kit included. Outdoor garden fountain, similar to original Japanese design. No plumbing needed. Rocking fountain makes gentle clacking sound. Dimensions: 12L x 16W x 20H inches.

Customer Reviews

Fairly good construction.
Tory W. Moore
The instructions enclosed are adequate and the tips are helpful.
minnmom
I do love this and it works well with my garden theme.
vjbm

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Tog on January 18, 2012
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I bought the 20 inch model for outdoor use. It is the 4th deer scarer I've bought and by far the nicest. As others have remarked, the sound could be improved. In my case, I found it dull and wanted a sharper "clack." Others have wanted to make the clack actually duller. It is the nature of both deer scarers and waterfalls in Japanese gardening that they be "tuned" by the owner of the garden to his or her personal taste. In this case, I simply slid a large, smooth rock into place directly behind the (removable) bamboo post and got just the sound I was after.

The moving piece itself is better constructed than any I have bought before. The problem with bamboo is that it eventually splits. They thought of that here, placing a tight double-wrapped band of wire close to the top that will prevent or at least reduce the effect of the eventual split. It also has a loop beneath the band of wire that nicely bleeds any extra water back into the pond. (You can see a drop of water at the bottom of the loop in their product photo.)

The pump is well-matched in terms of output to the task at hand, however, it is not clear how long it will hold up. (It is very small.) I've wrapped mine in plastic window screening to help keep dirt and leaves out of the impeller. The nice thing about a cheap pump like this is that I know it doesn't represent much of the purchase price. If I do end up needing something better, it will be no great loss. The rest of the deer scarer is, as I mentioned at the start, better than anything I've ever found before.

Finally, installation was a snap. Everything mounts onto a flat board. I put the board in place, lowered the bamboo poles onto it, covered it with a bit of dirt and rocks, and I was done.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Greene on June 15, 2012
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Since I can agree with the majority of the comments made so far in other (6, as of June 2012) existing reviews, I will simply reiterate that this is a larger version of this shishi odoshi fountain than is usually found, and that it is reasonably well made. There are some things that I would have found helpful before purchase, so I'll share them here.

1) This 20" version has a BIG splash and dribble factor. The assembly sheets that come with the fountain show various pictures of how to sink the reservoir that you choose to use, but give no indication of what size or shape basin to use with it. The artisan's suggestion is to cover the water reservoir with galvanized screening and then to cover THAT with river rocks or some natural rocks (which I did), because it provides a trickling sound rather than just the sound of someone dumping water into a bucket. Because the of the location I had in mind for my fountain (which is somewhat limited), I used a deep bucket-shaped reservoir of 3 gallons, and after one hour the water had run itself out from splashing around, even though most of it sounded like it was pouring back into the bucket. The assembly sheet shows a large round tub that looks like it is perhaps a yard across and maybe 10-12"deep, and I'm guessing that this is about right. The spill trajectory/distance of the water spouting from the bamboo tube is probably about 18" forward, which comes to maybe 2.5 FEET from the front of the fountain base. I will be ultimately replacing my bucket with something from a pond store, but for now I'll just have to keep an eye on the level of the reservoir.

2) The base on which the fountain mounts is easy to use, but the fountain rocks on it a little when the bamboo tube knocks back after emptying.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By T. Swartz on July 15, 2007
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We love our pond and wanted to make it complete with some kind of running water. Unfortunately we are not able to run electricity to our pond due to its distance from our house. Because of this we had to use a small solar panel and water pump. The deer chaser bamboo fountain is perfect for this set up. It doesn't require a large amount of flowing water to make it work. We have had it for a year now and it still works perfectly! I would recommend this product to anyone wanting something different for their pond or water garden.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By minnmom on September 3, 2009
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This fountain is pretty and seems to be well constructed. The instructions enclosed are adequate and the tips are helpful. The sound, however, is lacking. One would expect this fountain to make a pleasant, hollow sound (not unlike the fountain depicted in Kill Bill Volume I). The sound it actually makes is more of a hard clacking. Adding a counter weight to the front and changing the surface the bamboo lands on has helped somewhat, but for 75$ I expected a nice sound. Moreover, there is very little "water" sound. When the vessel empties out it's a minimal sound and the pump included is not powerful enough to allow you to set the fountain very high. Also, the pump must be set on the lowest setting unless you want the water to spill out around the edges of the bamboo vessel. This results in a longer time between 'dumps' and less frequent sound. My advice is to go with something cheaper. And preferably something you can try before you buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By g.c. on June 27, 2008
This fountain simply does not work. I think the pump is too small. I assembled everything, plugged it in and the water started up the tube, however it didn't make it out the top. The "adjustment" on the pump was worthless. I ended up buying a new pump, which worked, however the bamboo rocking unit is unbalanced and the water never fully empties into the pond.
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