Hello from Northern Ohio 6 miles from Lake Erie

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    nohandles

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    Hello all,

    We are from Ohio and I've been a pond builder for 20 years with the construction on my 21 and last pond.. My second to the last pond was 70 x 90 x 6 feet deep. When I moved to this house I build a 11.5 x 9 pond giving most of my fish away since I didn't have the room for them. Since I'm almost 57 and having to dig the new pond by hand- no room for large equipemnt a septic tank and leach field I decided on a 21 x 30 pond. This one is being designed with very little maintainance in mind so we can sit under the gazibbo and just watch. I've been digging for 4 weekends now down to 5 feet and I'm almost ready to drain the original and fimish digging the rest. Can't wait to finish the digging. Ponds are the greatest intertainment to accept for the bad winter. I'll post some pictures soon of the progress and finished pond.
    A little bit about me. I'm an outdoor G scale railroader, camper and old time, bluegrass musician and a stringed musical instrument builder. I was a model maker, inventor and designer for Moen Inc until I lost my job 3 years ago. Now I'm part of Quality control for a large local foundry.

    Thanks for letting me come onboard,

    Doug
     
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    taherrmann4 Tmann

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    Doug welcome to the forum. I am looking forward to seeing the progress of your build. Are you going to integrate your railroad into your design? You can start build thread and post as you go or you can start a showcase thread where only you can post.
     
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    welcome and sorry you had to start over with a new job .Funny but the only faucets i ever bought were moen and have them in this house also .I dug mine by hand also but at least mine was small .I wanted something easy for me to handle .Hope you get help with the liner because I found out first hand just how heavy and unforgiving they can be .
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    [​IMG] Doug
    Hoping to see some pix of your new build soon so we can follow you along w/ it :razz:
     
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    fresia1999 Fresia

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    Welcome!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    [​IMG] to our group! Your pond will be fantastic! Waiting to see pictures of your build and hard work.
     
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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    Welcome to the forum, Doug. Nohandles, eh? you must be the inventor of those hand-sensing faucets they put in public washrooms nowadays... no handles!?
    John
    Sorry, I fought the temptation, but the temptation won!
     
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    sissy sissy

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    THATS HARO :razz: :LOL: we try and try to make him be good but no use .
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome to the Forum
     
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    Sorry Nohandles came from my ole job where I drove a truck and they asked whats your handle good buddy. Nohandles!
     
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    I took pics today, I'll post ASAP. I spent a few hours getting my Bio filter finished today but the heat took me out so now I'm watching the tube until bed about 8 so I can get up and start digging at 6 tomorrow
     
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