- Sep 14, 2013
- Reaction score
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Hardiness Zone
- 6 A
Along with back flushing if your lines are already at the high point you can always cut in a ball t and put a ball valve at the end at the high point along with breaking siphone you can put a small airline or garden hose into the pipe and drain it downI retrospect not gluing it would have been a good idea, unfortunately, it's glued. There is a portion of the run which is above bo level, so I guess we'll have to let it back flush a little and hope for the best. We're supposed to get some nasty weather, sleet etc. on Thursday, so want to get it done today.
I later discovered hubby had put in a "union" ( think that's what you call it ) so we were able to easily disconnect the lines and drain themAlong with back flushing if your lines are already at the high point you can always cut in a ball t and put a ball valve at the end at the high point along with breaking siphone you can put a small airline or garden hose into the pipe and drain it down
I look at the 5 pallets of rock I hauled up our hill and wonder how in the world did I ever do that. I know I had to roll a lot of them, hand carry the rest.but it's going to mean brining a bunch of rocks up a hill !!
I watch the water temp climb and drop, a nice sunny day temps go up cold night they drop. The bog surface is huge and does change the water temps, it can swing by 3-5 degrees day to night. The warmth we have had the pond has climbed to 52 even after a cool night.it's still cool here in ct and I have three waterfalls yes I'm sure it is chilling the water a bit but it's been above 50 or at durring the day.
Do you think the plants look pretty good for the time of year? I have nothing to base it on as it's our first Spring. I will probably look online, but don't want things to get over grown.Looking good! The iris looking things are the Japanese varigated iris, real pretty lilac flowers. They only get 12 inches tall or so. Make sure they don't get overwhelmed by the other plants. The stems look like my water willow, check what you got i.e. the list. It is not growing yet.
My red stem froze and kept growing all winter, not under a cover out in the open. Now we did not have a real cold winter but there was ice on the hot tub pond.
They look like mine just a bit behind. You have been colder than us, we have been warm. The water willow is just starting to bud, my iris are about 4 inches talls.Do you think the plants look pretty good for the time of year? I have nothing to base it on as it's our first Spring. I will probably look online, but don't want things to get over grown.
I worry a little as there are a couple spots with algae in the bog, but will be patient. Also if I stick my fingers into the pea gravel, it disturbs brownish water....should I be concerned?
For exposed liners heres a couple tricks I have learned. if the liner in high enough and you dont think too much water will reach it. i have used the non woven fabric to place over the rubber and i rubbed moss over the dampened fabric, a year later its covering the fabric looks realy nice.Any ideas on how to naturalize it more
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