Pond Glass Problem


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Very impressive! Glad you got that figured out.
 
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Thank you all for your suggestions and encouragement - much appreciated!
 
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Congrads looks like it was a relatively easy fix and you didn't need to pull it all apart . Its a well done piece of art one you should be proud
of.

I do like those black panels behind the pond what are they ? are they plastic?
 
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Congrads looks like it was a relatively easy fix and you didn't need to pull it all apart . Its a well done piece of art one you should be proud
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I do like those black panels behind the pond what are they ? are they plastic?
The way I read Fresh12's post #14 he did pull it all apart. Quote from post #14 drained out the water from the pond and took it all apart. Cleaned off all the old silicone and moved the two glass panes closer together at the corner (4mm gap instead of 10mm that I started with)

I am very impressed with the skill level needed to fabricate and weld that stainless steel frame. It is beyond my talents. Congratulations to Fresh12!
 
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Oh yeah he definitely did but to drain the pond and clean the glass of silicone re silicone it is a lot less work the rebuilding the base the two back sides and the two bogs and the water fall. I'm sure fresh 12 is very grateful it was just the glass joint in the corner. Compared to what it could have been. Sounds like a little silicone and some welding was all that was needed. Still more work then anyone wants on a second try for sure but when pioneering your own project these things have to be expected.
 
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Built a rectangular outdoor pond that sits on a concrete slab, two sides are double width brick walls and the other two sides are 12 mm toughened glass panes. The glass panes measure 186 cm long and 135 cm long x 59 cm high each (maximum water depth is 53 cm at the overflow). The glass sits in aluminium channel (20 x 20 x 3 mm) which is screwed to the concrete along the bottom and to the bricks up each side. Where the panes come together in the corner there was a 1 cm gap, which I filled with clear Gold Label Pond Aquarium Sealer. The pond was left dry for a week while the silicone cured before filling it up with fresh water. The top metal edging is only decorative, has no structural purpose.
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It’s been about 3 weeks since filling the pond and today I noticed that the glass panes have moved. Both panes have pushed out at the top, with the longer pane moving enough that the silicone has peeled away from the glass at the top as seen in Fig.2 below.
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Was this problem caused by the width of the silicone? Would a smaller gap between the panes have worked better?
No support on the front, you need something to hold the glass from moving at all. Very cool!!!
 
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Built a rectangular outdoor pond that sits on a concrete slab, two sides are double width brick walls and the other two sides are 12 mm toughened glass panes. The glass panes measure 186 cm long and 135 cm long x 59 cm high each (maximum water depth is 53 cm at the overflow). The glass sits in aluminium channel (20 x 20 x 3 mm) which is screwed to the concrete along the bottom and to the bricks up each side. Where the panes come together in the corner there was a 1 cm gap, which I filled with clear Gold Label Pond Aquarium Sealer. The pond was left dry for a week while the silicone cured before filling it up with fresh water. The top metal edging is only decorative, has no structural purpose.
View attachment 125563
It’s been about 3 weeks since filling the pond and today I noticed that the glass panes have moved. Both panes have pushed out at the top, with the longer pane moving enough that the silicone has peeled away from the glass at the top as seen in Fig.2 below.
View attachment 125566 View attachment 125567

Was this problem caused by the width of the silicone? Would a smaller gap between the panes have worked better?
No support on the front, you need something to hold the glass from moving at all. Very cool!!!
 
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