Waterbearing

Understanding the size of a spout just from the photo on the web site is impossible

The pictures are about the same size and it's easy to be fooled into thinking that the parts are the same size as well. They are not. Don't panic! The information here can help.

Oona fountain spout with traditional patina Small Oona fountain spout with traditional patina Tiny Oona fountain spout with traditional patina
Three Oona fountain spouts side by side
The Oona, Small Oona and Tiny Oona next to each other

Get a handle on the basic size with a mock up

We often get asked about how big a part is and how many a person would need on a project. People asking this have looked at the specifications and know the dimensions of the parts, they just can't translate the numbers into something tangible.

Relating the parts to a everyday object ( like a soda can or milk bottle) is helpful and reduces confusion. Here are pictures of the parts next to a common item of similar size that can be purchased at the grocery store. If you have problems relating to the size of an item make a mock up. purchase the item at a grocery store and cut out a piece of cardboard. It's fairly painless.

Big Karlo fountain spout next to a cookie box
Some of the smaller boxes of cookies approximate the size of the Big Karlo spout. The box is 2½ in × 2½ in × 6 in. We can attest to the quality of the cookies… very good… nam, nam, nam, COOKIE !!!
Karlo fountain spout next to small box of cough syrup
A small bottle of cough syrup ( 4 oz. bottle) is approximately the same size as the center section of the Karlo spout. The box is 2 in × 2 in × 5 in.
Kepik fountain spout next to box of aspirin
A small box of aspirin ( or ibuprofin, alleve, tylenol, motrim) is approximately the same size as the center section of the Kepik spout. The box is 1¾ in × 1¾ in × 3½ in.
Neenah fountain spout next to a can of cat food
A can of cat food ( 5.5 oz can) is about the same size as the Neenah spout. The can is 3¼ in in diameter and 1½ in tall. A tuna can might work as well.
Oona fountain spout next to large soda can
You can create a model of the Oona spout with one of the larger 16oz. aluminum cans and a 5 inch diameter piece of cardboard. The larger cans are commonly used for Monster brand energy drinks, but they are becoming more popular - even Coke now has them.
Small Oona fountain spout next to a small soda can
You can create a model of the Small Oona spout with one of the small 8.4 oz. aluminum cans and a 4 inch diameter piece of cardboard. These cans are commonly used for Red Bull brand drinks, but Starbucks has now started using them as well.
Stainless Oona fountain spout next to a large soda can
Similar to the Oona, a larger 16oz. aluminum can and a 5 inch diameter piece of cardboard make a good model. The larger cans are commonly used for Monster brand energy drinks, but they are becoming more popular - even Coke now has them.
Tiny Oona fountain spout next to some lip balm
The Tiny Oona spouts are small—about the same size as a stick of lip balm.

Dimensioned drawings

These are dimensioned drawings of the parts from various angles ( top, side, etc). They also locate important features like the plumbing connection and mounting bosses. Please use the actual parts when laying out holes and such.