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What brand have you found that works the best? I am putting in 2 ponds; 9x24 & 6x16. Both with waterfalls. I am thinking that I will need a case of cans. What has been your experience?
 
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How are you planning to use the foam? It's not a structural foam. Meyer Jordan is correct that it's usually only used to divert water in waterfalls, such as spots where you have placed rocks, but the water isn't going quite where you want it -- the foam will fill in small gaps so the water will cooperate.

Have you ever used this foam stuff (like Great Stuff in the can)? Once you open a can and start to use it, you have to use it all as it doesn't "keep" like caulk and such will. Unless someone knows something I don't know about it, that is.....
 

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How are you planning to use the foam? It's not a structural foam. Meyer Jordan is correct that it's usually only used to divert water in waterfalls, such as spots where you have placed rocks, but the water isn't going quite where you want it -- the foam will fill in small gaps so the water will cooperate.

Have you ever used this foam stuff (like Great Stuff in the can)? Once you open a can and start to use it, you have to use it all as it doesn't "keep" like caulk and such will. Unless someone knows something I don't know about it, that is.....
You are correct concerning the Great Stuff foam. Once you start using a can you better use all of it. Some of the better brands of Waterfall foam, however, will keep for reuse within a reasonable period of time.
 
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Oh, goody! Glad to know that! Now, which ones ae the "better brands"?
Sorry, but I dislike mentioning particular brand names as it sounds like a product endorsement which I try not to do. That said, the brands that are sold by manufacturers of pond equipment are usually the better quality foam.
 

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Sorry, but I dislike mentioning particular brand names as it sounds like a product endorsement which I try not to do. That said, the brands that are sold by manufacturers of pond equipment are usually the better quality foam.
So, NOT what they sell at Home Depot.....
 

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So, NOT what they sell at Home Depot.....
I may be reluctant to endorse a product, but I have no such reluctance in evaluating a product. Great Stuff may be good when used in the building trade, but it borders on junk when used in waterfall construction. It expands too much and is a hideous color that just becomes more hideous as time passes.
 
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I may be reluctant to endorse a product, but I have no such reluctance in evaluating a product. Great Stuff may be good when used in the building trade, but it borders on junk when used in waterfall construction. It expands too much and is a hideous color that just becomes more hideous as time passes.
But Home Depot does sell a waterfall foam -- I don't think it's Great Stuff brand.
 

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I have used the stuff from hd it did fine. It has been out there for 3 years or so.
 
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I have a couple cans of black waterfall foam that are expired. Think its safe to try and use? Never been opened.
 

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I have a couple cans of black waterfall foam that are expired. Think its safe to try and use? Never been opened.
Probably won't work. All of the pressure in the can has likely dissipated. Which is the problem that I mostly have with the less expensive foam. Entirely too many cans are 'Duds'.
 
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Probably won't work. All of the pressure in the can has likely dissipated. Which is the problem that I mostly have with the less expensive foam. Entirely too many cans are 'Duds'.
I hate those "duds!" I got home with some once [the HD kind] and didn't realize until I got ready to use it that the "straw" was missing from the side of the can! Now I make sure to check for that!

@haver79, you could always try a can, just be ready to use it all.
 

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I have a couple cans of black waterfall foam that are expired. Think its safe to try and use? Never been opened.
I had around 15 cans expired by three years, only one was a dud. I would try them.
 

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hint if you are going to use a lot of cans get one of the guns that attach to spray the foam out ,it saves your fingers and because the nozzle is longer and hard it is easier to direct it where you want it to go
 
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