Waterbearing

Big Karlo spout flow diagram

2 GPM 3 GPM 4 GPM 5 GPM 0 - 6 in - 12 in - 18 in - 24 in - 30 in - 36 in 9½ in 10 in 10 in 11 in 9 in 11½ in 12 in 12.75 in 11¾ in 12½ in 13 in 14¼ in 12½ in 13¼ in. 14 in 15 in 13 in 14 in 15 in 16 in 13 in 15 in 15¾ in 17 in

Below 1 GPM the flow out of the spout is fairly thin and tends to deteriorate into a rain-like ribbons. The spout can be used this way, but the flows look weak in comparison to the mass of the spout.

Between 1-5 GPM the stream is fairly laminar and flat-ish. It holds together well the majority of the measured fall until it degenerates into a water chain type of flow.

The spout can handle a considerable volume of water beyond 5GPM

Spout was plumbed with 1¼ in. pipe for all tests. The measured flows aren’t as succeptible to changes in pipe size as is the case for some of the smaller spouts.