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Fallingwater - with flowing water
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This piece was requested by a client as a gift for their spouse to celebrate a birthday. The gray base houses a reservoir, a 68gph pump as well as plumbing which allows water to flow down the river, over the falls and into the pool, which then drains for recirculation. The finished piece is fully glued and has epoxy-resin applied to prevent leakage. The dimensions are appx 15 deep x 24 wide x 16 high. The physical build aspect of this project took about 35-40 hours. I had to experiment with the epoxy-resin as well as a few differently pressured pumps to find the right fit for the size of this piece. The higher pressure pump made a bit of a mess. I am pleased with the results I was able to attain on this project. 5/20/2014: A link to my flickr account that has videos of this in action: https://www.flickr.com/photos/91840194@N04/ Enjoy!
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  May 30, 2014
Really nice work! Accurate as far as I can see
Jonathan Lopes
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Crown Knight
  May 24, 2014
a most impressive scene !>.....well done
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  April 28, 2014
Quoting Larry Pieniazek Not the first Fallingwater done, and surely not the last, but the first I've heard of that had real running water. Would love to see pics of the pump apparatus. Since you glued it, did you leave a hatch or opening somewhere to replace the mechanicals if there was a failure in future? Nice work!
Thanks very much Lar. I do not have photos of the pump apparatus, but it is not that elaborate. Just a pump sitting in the reservoir with a flex tube routed from it for the water flow. Yes, I left two hatches for maintenance. Additionally, the light gray base is removable for inside cleaning, etc. Thanks again!
  April 28, 2014
Not the first Fallingwater done, and surely not the last, but the first I've heard of that had real running water. Would love to see pics of the pump apparatus. Since you glued it, did you leave a hatch or opening somewhere to replace the mechanicals if there was a failure in future? Nice work!
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  April 28, 2014
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Nice! Video?
Thanks. Yes, I have a video, but there is a lot of background noise. I will be getting a new one in a couple of weeks. (client left for vacation - I don't have access to the piece right now)
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  April 27, 2014
Nice! Video?
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  April 27, 2014
Quoting Tom S Per hour makes much more sense. :)
Indeed! :)
  April 26, 2014
Per hour makes much more sense. :)
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  April 26, 2014
Wow Jonathan, i'm really impressed. Love that you added a real working pump for flowing water. The house is also really nice and well detailed. Excellent work and congrats! I think you made the customer very happy ;)
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  April 26, 2014
Quoting Tom S Considering a typical garden hose gives ~10 GPM I don't doubt the 150 GPM pump made a mess. The 35 sounds like overkill but whatever works for the plumbing you have. ;D I wish you had video of it flowing so we can see it in action!
Thanks, Tom, and All. The pump is actually 68gph. That's what I get for going by memory.
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  April 26, 2014
Perfect! Simply perfect!! 5/5
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  April 26, 2014
Incredible work!
Jonathan Lopes
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Thoy Bradley
  April 25, 2014
Excellent work, this looks great at its scale! I too would like to see a video of the water works working :) ~Thoy
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  April 25, 2014
Very nicely done. The LEGO by itself looks great and the plumbing only makes it better.
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  April 25, 2014
How unique. Beatifully done.
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  April 25, 2014
beautiful! I d love to do a piece with real water too one day, it s a cool challenge.
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  April 25, 2014
Considering a typical garden hose gives ~10 GPM I don't doubt the 150 GPM pump made a mess. The 35 sounds like overkill but whatever works for the plumbing you have. ;D I wish you had video of it flowing so we can see it in action!
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  April 25, 2014
This is so much better than lego's version.
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  April 25, 2014
I like the perspective, there is many many parts on that one, bravo!
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  April 25, 2014
Very interesting. Hope the customer was pleased.
 
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