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Looks like an aerator or flow restrictor. My guess is flow restrictor. Probably was a handy place to toss it, or keep it for later use if need be, by whomever removed it. Or maybe it just fell in after removal and nobody could spot it to throw it away properly.
I personally have built a few formed concrete fountains, the autofill feature as always been a glorified toilet fill, but it was never anything you could see. they were either at ground level, hidden by shrubs or other greenery if the fountain water level was at ground level too. (obviously) Or if the fountain waterline was above grade, the autofill was ...
This one may suit better than what I first found below - 1/2" input, 5" tall, 2-13/16 diameter: You may have to branch beyond your local hardware store, but 1/2 pipe to 1/4 tube is easy enough to find on the internet: Larger than you probably want, not looking like a toilet, and the input is garden-hose threads, stock watering tank float valves are a ...
According to Grohe, the manufacturer of the valve I am using, this is normal behavior for their valves. The max ratio they provide is 95% hot/5% cold. They also said this is true for their thermostatic valves.
I test the relief valve every six months, when I test smoke alarms et al. I also flush the tank a bit by letting some what out from the bottom valve, if there is one. I have done this ever since a tank blew out on me. Removing the sediment seems to elongate the life. In my last house my hwh lasted over 15 years, up until I sold the house. I think it is ...
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