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Started by gash, March 31, 2016, 09:37:14 pm

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gash

March 31, 2016, 09:37:14 pm Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 03:42:22 pm by gash
About 10 yrs ago i had a large pond at the bottom of the garden, beautiful it was, 25ftx23ftx6ft deep, unfortunately somebody took offence and dropeed a bag of lime cement in killing all lifestock.
My youngest daughter Keisha was also due to be born so we decided to fill it in.
Now i think it is time for a new pond.. not as big.

So I am going to build 8 x 6 with 4ft deep - 2ft underground, and a walled 2ft above ground.

Started by clearing the new area, removing the plants and replanting them in the front garden.

Next i built a frame out of fenceposts for the positioning

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Decided that the upperwall was to be built out of concrete blocks so ordered.
Arrived today all 144 of them

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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

 Next Stage arrived

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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

Next stage arrived and built up today

XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

Quick layout of base layer of blocks for sizing

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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

Dug out foundations today  plus also decided i was to have an extra box on end to house filtration unit

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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

After taking advice, footings found not to be deep enough as ground too soft - new footings dug.

XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

Footings in


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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

May 01, 2016, 09:03:21 am #7 Last Edit: May 01, 2016, 09:10:41 am by gash
and it starts .....

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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

Voila

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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

May 07, 2016, 12:08:17 am #9 Last Edit: May 07, 2016, 12:09:57 am by gash
Middle dug out,  hit bedrock now, luckily got to 4ft so next stage tidy and underlay.

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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

gash

Underaly in

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XP Deus 9" coil & 13x11 coil
XP Goldmaxx Power
Whites DFX
Garrett Ace250

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