Waterbearing

Oona spout

price: $ 375
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Oona bronze fountain spout

This is a bronze spout with round pleasant lines sized for use in any number of installations: a wall fountain, a swimming pool, as a drain outlet. It has all the usual refinements. It's easy to install. It's available in a number of finishes ( even a stainless steel version is available.) And, it's beautiful.

Quick facts

Size
5 ⅛ in diameter back plate
7 ¼ in projection
Material
silicon bronze
Plumbing
1 ½ 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

Oona fountain spout with traditional patina
Traditional patina with wax finish
Oona fountain spout with light verdigris patina
Light verdigris patina and wax finish
Oona fountain spout with heavy verdigris patina
Heavy verdigris patina with wax finish
Oona fountain spout with Tuscan brown patina
Tuscan patina with wax finish
oona fountain spout with black patina
Black patina with wax finish
Oona fountain spout with heavy verdigris patina

Round, friendly and elegant

This is a spout with a cylindrical cross section and an elegant bend at the end reminiscent of a lip on a porcelain pitcher (or more porperly a ewer) commonly found with a washbasin. It's similar to what's called a Lamb's tongue scupper which is typically found on building walls and used to project rainwater away from a building wall.

The spout is about the right size for a swimming pool bond beam. The nice round shapes ensure that if you happened to bump into it the incident would soon be forgotten.

The Oona: a bronze fountain spout with a round cross section and elegant flare
traditional patina and wax finish (weathered a couple of months)

Well mannered flows

The water flow out of the spout is like pouring water out of a pitcher. The stream goes where you want it to without wandering around and splashing all over the place. You'd want that in a water pitcher. There are time you'd want that in a fountain spout. The downside of being so well mannered is that it can become boring. The sound from a constant stream of water spilling into a pool can be monotonous. Sometimes it's not what's needed. In a smaller courtyard with little sound damping, for example, a single stream of water pouring into a pond of water can sound like … ahem … the men's restroom in an abandoned airport at 3AM - quite a bit too much

Use the spout in open spaces where you'd like some noise. If the quality of the sound is important then use three or more of these spouts. That will create some fluctuations and make the splashes more interesting and less mechanical.

A moderate water flow through the Oona spout
traditional patina and wax finish (weathered a couple of months)
Basic dimensions of the Oona spout 5 ⅛″ 7 ¼″
basic dimensions of the Oona spout
comparing the size of an Oona fountain spout to a common soda can 7 ¼″ 4 ¾″ SODA CAN(12 oz. )
This should give you a sense of the size of the spout. It's actually very close in size to the larger (16 oz) cans that are becoming popular.

Details

  • Part is made of silicon bronze
  • It is designed to be used with 1½ in plumbing. The casting is threaded with 1½ in female NPT. A 1½ in 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 1½ in NPT
  3. two screw bosses with ¼-20 thread
  4. bonding lug for #8 AWG wire
  5. installation instructions
  6. PVC male adapter fitting
  7. hex wrench for bonding lug
  8. a lot of love

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