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Stop a Wall Fountain from Leaking

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    LESLIE: Having a water feature in the house can be very relaxing; until it goes wrong. And that’s exactly what’s happening with Lindsay in Louisiana. What’s happening to your water fountain?

    LINDSAY: Well, we have a wall fountain and we treated it, painted on dry lock. That didn’t work; it wouldn’t hold water. Then we put a product on it called EPDM and it’s still leaking.

    TOM: This is a water fountain – what is it; outside your house or inside your house?

    LINDSAY: Yes. It’s in a courtyard.

    TOM: OK. Well, EPDM is an elastameric roofing product that you would think would work. But it sounds to me like if you’re trying to create sort of like an outdoor water feature and this old one is not working, Leslie, what I’m thinking she might want to do is fiberglass.

    LESLIE: Well, a fiberglass could be great. It depends on what the interior of this water feature is made out of. If it’s something that you can see into and you want to continue seeing into it, the fiberglass might work well because you can get almost a clear finish to it so you might be able to see through it. If it’s something where you can’t really see into the basin, you might want to think about getting a plastic fixture that sits right in and acts as a separate bowl within …

    TOM: Like a liner almost?

    LESLIE: Exactly.

    TOM: Yeah, mm-hmm.

    LINDSAY: OK, we thought about that.

    TOM: That’s probably the two options that you might have, Lindsay. If you want to pick up the fiberglass material, you can usually buy that at an auto supply store because it’s used in body repair as well.

    LESLIE: Or a boating store even.

    TOM: Or a boating store as well. Yeah.

    Alright, Lindsay? Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT. 888-666-3974.

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