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Author Building a new pond on the hottest day of the year - Pretty much finished :D
drunkenfool
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18th Jul 06 at 22:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Been planning on building a pond for ages in the garden at home and finally got round to making a start today. Forgot to get a proper "before" picture to comapre it to, it was all overgrown and generally shitty, moved loads of soil and cleared all the plants out the way, also knocked the old wall down with the help of my trusty sledge hammer (so much fun ) ready to build a new wall there. Its not a huge project but should look quite nice when done, me and my best mate are doing all the work ourselves so cant wait to sit back and see the results when its done

Made a huge mess so far but its great fun, despite constant breaks due to heat exhaustion


Digging down the middle bit about 1 1/2 foot then building up the wall around the outside to make it deep enough, my sister is having a kid soon too so we thought a wall around it will be a good idea on top of a mesh, plus it means less digging in the heat )


Also got my dog buster helping out


Gonna build the wall up tomorrow and put the electrics in place, will get some more progress pics if anyone is interested


[Edited on 18-07-2006 by drunkenfool]

[Edited on 29-07-2006 by drunkenfool]
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we had one in the back garden made with plastic sheeting then the dog dug it up when we were inside so we got a solid one then much easier
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at getting the dog to help, looks like a good strart
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looks liek a fun project.
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knew i had a pic of the pond after the dog had ruined it



[Edited on 18-07-2006 by Tom J]
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quote:
Originally posted by myke
looks liek a fun project.

Its a semi practice run for the proper koi pond that im gonna be building in my new house in september in uni, doing this one in my sisters place back home where i live over the summer
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quote:
Originally posted by Tom J
knew i had a pic of the pond after the dog had ruined it

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/carimages/923/p1010277.jpg

[Edited on 18-07-2006 by Tom J]


Maaatttteee! Thats a mess! Hope the fish were ok.
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dont think there was any fish left at all
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I did this exact thing two years ago on the hottest day of the year, fucking silly idea TBH
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im bidding on this 17" beauty on ebay at the moment
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I've heard girls come out with that phrase before now

Nice gold colour that
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Went to the builders merchants and chose all the materials, took as much back in the boot of the escort as we could (old skool low rider on the way back ), this is rough idea of how it will look.


Took ages making the foundations and getting the first layer all level etc...



Then started on the retaining wall of concrete blocks which are being tied in to the facing wall, and we are gonna fill in with concrete between the two.


And my dog buster again, guarding the sand bags


Hard days work!
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lol fuck a pond.. build a swimming pool for yourself
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excellent mate, lets see it finished
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Gonna work on it again tomorrow morning but got to work in the afternoon, not sure if im working friday or not but if not then will spend the day on it again then too.
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quote:
Originally posted by h18_oab
lol fuck a pond.. build a swimming pool for yourself


Drunkenfool is in fact a midget, so he is doing both really.
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Carr
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cool as toast mate
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your dog's head has a tad of a rotty look about him?

or is that me being stupid!!!

cool pond cant wait to get my own garden so i can start my own.
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quote:
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your dog's head has a tad of a rotty look about him.



it's got jaundice
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fuck, build you own pool
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Nice going fella, here's some pics of mine if you want some inspiration on plants to go round it etc, I manually dug this out, 7ft deep in middle with a concrete plate underneath to hold the weight of everything.





Carr
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Silly question but what are the wires across for to stop birds or something? or big branches fallin in?

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