SETTING UP A HENRI STUDIO VESUVIO FOUNTAIN 1) Position the fountain bowl on a level, firm base which will not change over time. Note that a channel runs under the bowl to the center hole. This allows for two power cords and an air tube to be pulled out of the bowl. Make sure that the positioning of the bowl will allow for these lines to be pulled through. 2) Find the long air tube and the light. Place the two-hole stopper around the air tube and the light power cord, allowing about 6” of each to extend about the stopper. 3) Attach the “H” shaped tee assembly to the end of the air tube as shown in the drawing below. 4) Attach a short air tube and air stone to each of the remaining “H” tee assembly ends as shown in the drawing below. 5) From the top of the concrete vase (you can tip it or lay it down according to your preference) insert both the other end of the long air tube and of the light power cord through the large hole in the floor of the vase. Pull them through gently until the two-hole stopper is near the hole. Then firmly press the stopper into the hole. 6) From the top of the vase, insert the short brass nipple into the other, smaller hole in the vase floor. 7) Thread the brass check valve onto the nipple. 8) Now moving under the vase, thread the ½” barbed adapter into the smaller hole. 9) Attach the water tube to this adapter and secure with a clamp. 10) Slip the restrictor onto the other end of the water tube and tighten it enough that it holds firmly in place on the tube, about 6” from the open end. 11) Thread the ¾” barbed adapter into the water pump exhaust (top of pump). 12) Attach the open end of the water tube to the pump exhaust adapter and secure with a clamp. 13) Find the three-hole stopper. This will make the bowl water-tight while allowing the power cords and air tube to exit the bowl. 14) Place the three-hole stopper around the air tube, light power cord, and water pump power cord. It should be positioned on all three lines about 24” from the floor bottom of the vase. 15) Insert these three lines through the center hole of the bowl and pull them out to the side of the bowl. Make sure they run along the bowl’s built-in channel underneath. 16) Once most of the lines are pulled out, have one person hold the vase in the middle of the bowl. Tip it back so the lines can be watched. Have another person outside of the bowl to pull the air line and power cords out the channel until little slack remains under the vase. 17) While the person continues to hold the vase tipped, the other installer should firmly press the three-hole stopper into place in the bowl’s center hole. Then set the vase down. 17) Reach into the vase to move one air stone into position under each window. This will give optimum bubbling visibility. ( This may also be a good time to place any desired colored lenses onto the light. Customers have found the red lens to give a “volcanic” appearance while no colored lens provides the brightest effect. ) 18) Fill the bowl with water. Read the instructions for the pumps and light kit. Do not use any of these devices unless protected by a GFCI. 19) Turn on the water pump. Once the vase fills, check to make sure it is level – that water is running down all sides evenly. If not, you can adjust the level by inserting the shims provided under the bottom of the vase. 20) Attach the light power cord to the light transformer and plug in according to instructions. 21) Insert the air check valve into the air line, with the arrow on the valve pointing toward the center of the fountain. Attach another short air line and then attach to the exhaust fitting on top of the air pump. If your air pump has two air outlets at the top, take the rubber cap off the side intake of the pump and place over the unused line on the top fitting. Plug in your air pump and enjoy your new fountain. IMPORTANT – WINTER CARE Winter ice build-up can cause damage to concrete statuary. Follow these tips to reduce winter weathering to your fountain: * Disconnect power to pumps and lights. * Remove plugs / stopper in all fountain bowls to open drains and let all moisture out. Keep drains open throughout winter. * Place an absorbant material like burlap, blankets, etc. inside vases/bowls and cover all with a Henri fountain cover. * Do not allow snow or ice to build up on or against the concrete. Remove snow before it turns to ice. Do not use salt or chemical ice removers as these may damage concrete. By following these simple and sensible precautions during the winter season, you will protect your fountain for years of beauty and enjoyment.