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How to Set Up an Indoor Waterfall

DIY Network experts show how to hang brackets for an indoor waterfall using a laser level and stud finder.

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    $250 - $500

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Step 1: Lay Out the Materials

Lay out the materials and take a look over the inventory.

Step 2: Find an Area

Find an area to hang the waterfall within the home, making sure there are enough studs to hang it from.

Step 3: Add Electricity

Have an electrician rewire or add electricity to the area in which the waterfall will be hanging.

add electricity to area of waterfall

Step 4: Locate the Studs

Using a stud finder, mark and locate at least three studs.

mark and locate at least three studs

Step 5: Mark the J-Brackets Location

With a level, transfer the mark on the center of the stud all the way down the wall to where the J-brackets will be mounted.

mark the J brackets location

Step 6: Measure the Bracket Location

Measure 30 inches from the floor to the bottom of where the bracket for the basin will be.

measure bracket location

Step 7: Attach the Brackets

Use a laser level and line it up with the first 30" mark (image 1). A laser level will ensure the brackets are lined up and level for the basin. Using 2-1/2" screws, attach the three centered brackets into the studs (image 2).