In March 2018 The Men's Shed Auckland East was approached by Mount Richmond Special School and asked if a water play wall could be designed by us. We started by searching ‘Youtube’ for Water Wall videos.
Once we got some general ideas we set about the design. After playing around with some rain water gutter donated from Marley NZ we arrived at a workable model, shown below.
As word spread we were approached by other interested parties to build more water walls.
During the building phases we made improvements along the way, not just the basic design lay out, but also made modifications to the spinning wheels and added a tipping pipe.
The media below are in the order that we made them. As you can see we have made some changes on successive builds.
The backing board, pump, water pipe and fittings, bolts, screws and paint, are supplied by the Men's Shed. The water channel is donated by Marley NZ and the water tank is donated by Brown Brothers.
The present cost is $300 inclusive, including free delivery in the Auckland area
Finally the videos below the photos will give you an idea of them working.
Water Wall-2. a new design
Water Wall-3. Jets added to spray pipe.
Anti-spill vanes added to vane wheel.
New gutter surport blocks made.
Water Wall-4. Tipping pipe moved above tank
to avoid excessive water spill.
Lower gutter anti-spill end, now cut from 1 piece.
Anti spill vanes new design.
Water Wall 4 & 5.
Water Wall 1.
Water Wall 2 & 3.
Men's Shed Auckland East:
98 Abbotts Way, Remuera, Auckland.
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