Waterbearing

Big Karlo spout

price: $ 375
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Big-Karlo bronze fountain spout

Big-Karlo is a larger sized bronze spout that can handle a considerable amount of water. It's big enough and has enough presence to not get lost on a larger fountain wall or pool bond beam. It throws an appealing stream of water at all flow rates within it's range. .

The basics

Size
5 in × 5 in back plate
6 ¼in projection
Material
silicon bronze
Plumbing
1 ¼ in pipe size
Arc length
9–16 in
see the flow profile

Available finishes

Available in the standard bronze finishes with either a wax or epoxy coating. More about the finishes and coatings is on the bronze finishes page

Big-Karlo fountain spout with traditional patina
Traditional patina with wax finish
Big-Karlo fountain spout with light verdigris patina
Light verdigris patina and wax finish
Big-Karlo fountain spout with heavy verdigris patina
Heavy verdigris patina with wax finish
Big-Karlo fountain spout with Tuscan brown patina
Tuscan patina with wax finish
Big-Karlo fountain spout with black patina
Black patina with wax finish

It's square

This is Karlo's big brother. He's just as square as Karlo, but is more like a trumpet or air horn on a truck. Thankfully, he's not as obnoxious.

The spout flows beautifully producing a nice flattish stream of water. It is about the right size for a swimming pool bond beam or a larger fountain wall

Square isn't for everybody…

Squares have sharp and unfriendly edges. A row of these would look fantastic on a swimming pool water feature. Just don't put them too close to a swim lane or high activity are. If you were to bump into the corner of a spout ( say after spiking a volleyball during the fourth of July bash in you pool) it would smart.

bronze fountain spout on a stone background
traditional patina and wax finish

Flows with some presence

The wide stream of water has considerable presence. It's not as well mannered (ummm … boring) as a sheet fall. It can have some mass and movement which just enhances it's presence.

It's best used someplace where you need a larger piece that can make some noise. This is not for a quiet courtyard where you plan to relax and read a book, or write your next screenplay (unless of course it's an action adventure).

A moderate water flow through the Big-Karlo spout
traditional patina and wax finish
5 6 ¼
basic dimensions of the Big-Karlo spout
5 6 ¼ 4 ¾ SODA CAN (12 oz )
Even professional architects have a hard time getting a sense of how big an item is just from some dimensions. This should help

Details

  • Part is made of silicon bronze
  • It is designed to be used with 1 ¼ in plumbing. The casting is threaded to accommodate 1 ¼ in female NPT. A PVC male adapter is provided to screw into back of spout. If you have a piece of PVC pipe sticking out from the wall you could just glue the part in place.
  • A bonding lug for #8 AWG wire is provided at the back. A set screw at bottom of back plate secures the wire.
  • Decorative use only. More secure mounting options available but they are expensive and complicated to install—call to discuss.
  • The water arc is fairly stable and not overly susceptible to change if the spout is plumbed with a smaller pipe. Replace the provided male adapter with a bushing to fit your pipe. It's obviously not possible to move as much water with a smaller pipe. Also, the flows will not match the ones listed on the flow chart
  • Designed to be removable. Provided it's installed in a way that allows for this. Review the installation detail.

What's provided

back view of fountain spout
  1. durable bronze casting
  2. threaded with 1 ¼ in NPSC
  3. two screw bosses with ¼-20 thread
  4. bonding lug for #8 AWG wire
  5. installation instructions
  6. PVC bushing fitting
  7. hex wrench for bonding lug
  8. a lot of love

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Lead time for this item is 2-3 days, essentially the time it takes to apply the desired patina and finish

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