CW's Back Yard Water Garden Begins!


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For anyone following along, avoid having to rock in outside corners in your shelves if you can help it. Just spent half the day getting that figured out. I dug a semi-spiral staircase into the excavation to get down to the bottom of the pond. Getting that rocked in and and making the rocks sit sturdy was extremely tedious. But it's done!

 
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Digging the bog today.

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It is! How’s your build coming?
We had a small delay in the rock delivery. The original truck broke down, so they had another truck guy help. His little forklift gizmo was too wide for our driveway (which is bordered with old stone walls) so he had to go back to the rock yard. The original guy got his truck fixed though - so fingers crossed for a Monday delivery! (Editing to say the regular guy has delivered here before and his forklift is smaller -- so it should fit!)
 
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We had a small delay in the rock delivery. The original truck broke down, so they had another truck guy help. His little forklift gizmo was too wide for our driveway (which is bordered with old stone walls) so he had to go back to the rock yard. The original guy got his truck fixed though - so fingers crossed for a Monday delivery! (Editing to say the regular guy has delivered here before and his forklift is smaller -- so it should fit!)
so your shelves are dug? fabric is installed and liner and fabric?. LETS SEE IT YOU KNOW THE RULES. Ok so theres no rules we just like to live through others
 
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so your shelves are dug? fabric is installed and liner and fabric?. LETS SEE IT YOU KNOW THE RULES. Ok so theres no rules we just like to live through others
Not yet! We've just had 4 days with 4 to 6 inches of rain! It's been a squishy mess out there!
 
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oooohhhh, action shots! Nice!

Btw, CW; you know you really SHOULD get in the hole (before it's finished) and using an old fashioned shovel, dig some of it out so when you brag 'I dug it myself', there'll be SOME truth to it, hey?


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oooohhhh, action shots! Nice!

Btw, CW; you know you really SHOULD get in the hole (before it's finished) and using an old fashioned shovel, dig some of it out so when you brag 'I dug it myself', there'll be SOME truth to it, hey?


;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Don’t you worry about that. Barney and his handler are not skilled enough to leave me with no shovel work.
 

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Don’t you worry about that. Barney and his handler are not skilled enough to leave me with no shovel work.
okay then, you need to have SOMEONE take some pics of YOU shoveling hard. Or is that; hardly shoveling. Whichever. Try to at least look sweaty in the pic, too, hey?
 
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My dad is no good at taking pics, and my hands are usually too full of GIANT ROCKS to snap a selfie.

I could do like some youtubers and set up a camera all day to record myself.
 

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My dad is no good at taking pics, and my hands are usually too full of GIANT ROCKS to snap a selfie.

I could do like some youtubers and set up a camera all day to record myself.
that or enlist the wife; she's gotta be part of this epic saga, you know...
 
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Bog liner is in. Just in time for more rain tonight. All surfaces graded @ 1/4" per foot slope back to snorkel pit. Little tip I picked up—don't remember where: Don't put your snorkel up against the edge of your bog. If bog ever clogs, water will come up through snorkel. If snorkel is right at edge, can overflow the liner.

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I look at your soils and start to cry i spent days digging out hammering in rocks removing old roots and i even had to build a cinderblock wall to hold the side of the excavation.
But enough wine, its a good showing you made some great progress.
Not sure how your joining the two culverts together . they do have collars to join them , but you can also use epdm cut a hole 2 inches smaller then the pipe and stretch it over the pipe. leaving like 2 foot tails where you can wrap the sides around the vertical pipe.

They also sell end caps do you plan to utilize these in your design?
 
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bravo your making some great head way
 
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