Mark Frauenfelder at 10:26 am Wed, Oct 24, 2012
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We’re missing the step where the water was induced to squirt beyond the bounds of the fountain.
Plenty of fountains shoot beyond the bounds of the basin.
Over carpeting. Fountains are jerks.
It was turned 180.
Odds that “NOBODY TOUCH THIS!” was shouted down the dorm hallway before the engineer went back to his room?
I want to see the scenes of comedy starting in 20 minutes.
the solution would have been less elegant and more complicated if an engineer had been involved…
You increase the stream velocity by loosening the 4-5 screws at the very bottom of the fountain, and removing the metal shield. On the upper front of the fountain as you face it will be a screw. Twisting it back and forth increases/decreases the force of the water stream.
I know this because I mounted a fountain on the side of my house, under my patio, to get my kids to drink more in the summer (and to keep muddy footprints in my house to a minimum).
As someone who has regularly faced the challenge of refilling a water bottle from a drinking fountain while out on a bike ride (without carrying tubing and a funnel), I had hoped this would supply some clues.
It’s cute, but it doesn’t.
if i had to do that, i’d push the flow button with one hand while holding the water bottle with the other hand such that the water lands inside the bottle.
Sounds complicated, Instructable needed.
I have a brain I can sell you first, so that the information lands somewhere.
Carry a folded/rolled piece of wax paper that you can roll into a makeshift funnel (or fold via origami into a makeshift cup) as needed? Durable, lightweight, waterproof, and inexpensive.
Lookit you, being all practical and stuff.
This looks like Central Michigan University did in 1990. Anyone know where this is?
In Central Michigan.
Conveniently located 600 feet below the surface of Lake Michigan.
Reddits seems to have agreed its Northern Arizona University, which means more than one college has chosen that decorating scheme. Yikes.
Reasonably sure that bottle isn’t big enough to be 5 gallons.
It’s those stunted American-style gallons.
Why do I now feel the need to go to the bathroom?
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