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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by zeuspaul, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. zeuspaul


    Oct 28, 2013
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    Northern IL
    Did you fill the blocks with anything? We've used those retaining wall blocks before for projects and the base blocks are all hollow so you can fill them with sand or dirt to provide stability.
    Lisak1, Mar 20, 2017
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  2. zeuspaul


    Mar 19, 2017
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    San Diego
    I have purchased blocks similar to these from Lowes before and they had cavities in them that you could fill. The blocks I got from Lowes for this project look very similar but they are solid.
    zeuspaul, Mar 20, 2017
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  3. zeuspaul


    May 26, 2014
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    bro as far as i experienced , nothing happens to a tree if partially roots are cut and they seem pretty far so its not there main root , beside that you can multiply them and plant more of them around so if it dies you will have more of them
    believe me water pressure is more then we expect and if even one block slips or breaks , all will burst out and can injure people around too if any one leans on to its border and mistakenly moves a brick , liner will try to make a gap between bricks and will try to come out of it lol i have created a horror movie but worried need to b careful , if you can gather soil and built a damn around it , that can help it a bit
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    Usman, Mar 21, 2017
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  4. zeuspaul


    Feb 24, 2017
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    Dover TN
    frog pond southern calif .. looks good to me , i think this bricks might hold

    all out there , suggest rainwater harvest and the biggest cistern you can manage , discretely or not ,, the more water you can put in the system the better
    quite an art to installing liner , please use rubber {EDPM ] heavy gage .. my thinking is that when you have big flaps of liner folding around one should tape and seal them , if you do not lots sediment gets in the flaps and goes anaerobic .. not to be desired
    put some kind of bottom drain in there [does not need to be a hole in the bottom , retros work good] . siphon out to some kind of settlement tank , , then the muck that settles in the main gets pulled to the subsidiary settlement , and when you wish valve off main from subsidiary and muck it out.. .. this is a design problem to be solved .. i am unsure if i am properly communicating the principle , \
    you will wish to disturb the main tank as little as is possible yet have the ability to muck out // .

    water seeks its level they saY AND IT IS TRUE . .
    i think you need a subsidiary and similar designed water containment in proximity
    minimum 10 % of the primary ,, all at the same level .. the settlement .. this sett;emet might be narrow and deep or wide and shallow , imperative it has a bottom drain [ not retro[ a real BD [ dump to waste .. waste could be a garden plot or the yard , but gonna be lots of high energy stinkin slum from there ..

    principle is ,a bd from the main goes to the settlement , pump pulls from the settlement through bio reactors and clarifiers and feeds to the main via artfully designed falls and trickles [ i just use pipe out fall but i .]. water and slum is pulled from the main to the settlement , slum settles water pumped to main from settlement . settlement could well be a nice water feature , but ,, from time to time , it must go off line and MUCKED OUT . ..

    does this make any sense at all to anybody .. .. the image is quite clear in my mind
    PondMutt, Apr 13, 2017
  5. zeuspaul

    sissy sissy

    Jan 17, 2011
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    Axton virginia
    I used those blocks on the outside wall of my pond but the inside wall is concrete block filled with clay soil .I got mine from lowes
    sissy, Apr 13, 2017
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