Pondless Waterfall Redo

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by CLTMichael, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. CLTMichael

    CLTMichael

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    I should also mention that the back yard has tons of trees above it and I don't want a water basin that can get dirty. I was hoping to use the river rocks that I currently have.
     
    CLTMichael, Mar 1, 2018
    #21
    1. Advertisements

  2. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    Remember leaves will break down and make muck in the basin and the basin wil hve to be cleaned .You can use peroxide to keep the water clean
     
    sissy, Mar 1, 2018
    #22
    CLTMichael likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    Concrete wall in the back with your hose from the pump up behind it and your weir stuck between .It would be neat if you did a V shaped one there with a weir on each side .The wall can get a facing of fake rock .Those new retaining wall block that look like rocks would be great .Like in the first you tube video .There are lots of video's on you tube that show you how to do it step by step .
     
    sissy, Mar 1, 2018
    #23
  4. CLTMichael

    CLTMichael

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    Sissy thank you very much for your comments. I don't know if I want to buy a wall to add to my existing retaining wall? I would have to see what you referring to. We don't have much space back there as I don't want the water to fall out of the area.

    Can you please provide links to what you are referring to?
     
    CLTMichael, Mar 2, 2018
    #24
  5. CLTMichael

    CLTMichael

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    So I finally found the name of the waterfall I would like. "Sheer Descent"
     
    CLTMichael, Mar 2, 2018
    #25
  6. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    Not sure how much space you have but some of the blocks have retainer pieces on the back or pins you add to holes .The only way you could use the upper wall is to run the tubing visible .Most of the block I refer to are at lowes here .Your wall is brick and if you are adding it to the bottom wall then you would have to dig a little of dirt out .
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #26
  7. CLTMichael

    CLTMichael

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    Can you please provide a link to what you are referring to?
     
    CLTMichael, Mar 2, 2018
    #27
  8. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    [​IMG]
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #28
  9. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    Won't let me pos it for some reason .But there are step by step instructions on youtube
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #29
  10. CLTMichael

    CLTMichael

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    I have looked all over youtube. I haven't found a pre fab wall to what you are referring to.
     
    CLTMichael, Mar 2, 2018
    #30
  11. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    It is made out of plastic and foam and is sometimes used as skirting under a single wide home .Or you can use the concrete blocks .
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #31
  12. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #32
  13. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #33
  14. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    You would need concrete screws to anchor them into the motor not the brick
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #34
  15. CLTMichael

    CLTMichael

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    Thank you Sissy. Very interesting.
     
    CLTMichael, Mar 2, 2018
    #35
  16. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    They come in brick also .Your welcome .You can see them on youtube
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #36
  17. CLTMichael

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,028
    Likes Received:
    14,148
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    Found out you can also get them at mobile l home parts stores also
     
    sissy, Mar 2, 2018
    #37
    CLTMichael likes this.
  18. CLTMichael

    CLTMichael

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    Started demo yesterday
     
    CLTMichael, May 2, 2018
    #38
  19. CLTMichael

    CLTMichael

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    9
    Here is the finished demo. Still looking for more suggestions to keep my options open! Sissy has been amazing in this thread!
     

    Attached Files:

    • demo.jpg
      demo.jpg
      File size:
      225.1 KB
      Views:
      22
    CLTMichael, May 29, 2018
    #39
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.