Gonna builda bog!!


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So, I'm revamping the pond a little (looks so plain in winter) I had some extra liner folded under and it's going to be a little bigger.....anyway, I'm going to attempt a bog up on the right hand side up toward the top....I have until spring so just going slow. I will be asking for advice, I'm sure!
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FIRST QUESTION !!!!! ( Questions) :p Ok, i'm going to put cinder block around as a "frame" so its about a foot deep, and put in liner. What size pipe did you guys use? Will my 1800 gph waterfall pump work, or do I need a bigger one?
 

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I used two inch pvc cut with slits. The pump you have will do a fine job.
 
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I think we too used 2 inch PVC with slits. Hubby placed our slits at an upward angle, I thought they would be downward facing.....so hoping it doesn't clog.
 

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My slits are down, since I turn all off for the winter, I figured why chance some pea gravel falling down into the slits.
 
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FIRST QUESTION !!!!! ( Questions) :p Ok, i'm going to put cinder block around as a "frame" so its about a foot deep, and put in liner. What size pipe did you guys use? Will my 1800 gph waterfall pump work, or do I need a bigger one?
i would bury your cinder blocks at least in half there height if your laying them traditionally as most cinder blocks are 8 tall so lock them in the dirt 4" .. if your standing them up which is not a bad idea but will require a lot more blocks " tall i'd bury them in 8 inches and leave 8 inches above grade if you don't lock the blocks in some way they will shift and cause problems. Another easy way is to use retaining wall blocks if you use 8" tall x 6" or 8" wide and 16" long block they have a Teflon pin that when you stager the joints the pin inserted in one block lock the upper and lower together this will save many hours of aggravation down the road.
 
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GBBUDD, i was going to lay them sideways........and dig down in the middle bog part a few inches. Should i lay 2 blocks deep with a stake in the middle holes?
 

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2 inch pipe it is!! Slots down, got it! 3/8 size gravel, right?
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The block I have not built with it, but I think I have read that people do drive a stake in the middle hole, rebar, some also fill the blocks with concrete.
 
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I would look at and it is more money the retaining wall systems that home depot and or lowes carry. they are basically a cinder block but you can dry stack them some use a Teflon pin while some have little build outs on the block that automatically align and hold your block in place go to you tube and type in what ever brand you find in your area. they really are a simple wall to build a retaining wall and have it look like a million bucks . just be careful you want a relatively smooth inside wall where all the videos will talk about placing stone on the inside of the wall and there you can apply your underlayment over the top of your last course and then do the same with the rubber . i would tuck the rubber into the pockets of the block but make sure you don't have your rubber stretched you want to leave a wrinkle/ a fold at the bottom so if your area settles you have some rubber that will allow for expansion and not rip the rubber. You will also want to take a brick a rock or if your tool savvy use a grinder to ease the edge of the retaining wall where the rubber will fold over the top of the last course. you can glue the top cap to the top of your wall and it will hold your rubber in place
 
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When it's time to cut your 2" pvc pipe you can do this two ways some people will drill holes into the pvc pipe like every 6" but this to me is a lot of work and one that can clog easily by one rock or even just debris. Or you can use a circular saw with a paneling blade and cut across the pipe but you only want to cut only a 1/2" to 3/4" into the pipe cutting all the way across the pipe so you have only cut about 1/4 of the pipe . i showed a pic of this in this link https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/going-for-it-phase-one-12-000-gallon-pond.22563/page-3
 
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