wayne from canada

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    waynefrcan 15 years ponding and hopefully 15 more!

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    Hello to all, I'm working on my 2nd pond build and I need help with some items. With almost 5,000 members I think this forum is well worth joining. And first hand experience tops any sales clerk anyday lol.

    I'm off to browse the forum now. Hope to chat more soon.

    Thks

    Wayne
     
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    callingcolleen1 mad hatter

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    Hello Wayne, I'm from Canada too! Nice that someone else from Canada has a threat too. Looking forward to hearing all about your pond! I've been wintering all my fish outdoors quite well for 20 years now, what do you do with your ponds in the winter?
     

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    Hi Wayne, Welcome. You can learn a lot here. That's interesting about so many members. There is a much smaller number that are very active. I'm sure you will find out who they are soon enough!
     
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    Welcome wayne and yes we are a big bunch of pond groupies and for help with your Canadian pond colleen has some great ideas and she seems to have it down there .She told me about grasses and now my pond looks healthier than ever before .Thanks colleen you are a keeper .coffee and all
     
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    Welcome Wayne! :)
     
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    Welcome to the group, Wayne. Canada, eh? It's a big country! Could you be a little more specific?
    John from Planet Earth
     
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    sissy sissy

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    oh well he wants to make you guessing Haro .Meant to ask you are the one who got the big rock from the nursery by your driveway right ,Haro .
     
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    [​IMG] Wayne
     
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    waynefrcan 15 years ponding and hopefully 15 more!

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    Glad to meet you, we have a lot to discuss lol Yes I wintered fish, but have questions about it for you. Just not this min as I'm working on pond lighting and electrical. Do you have pond lights? I'm looking for a decent outside 4 plug box. My last pond I used the H-depot one. But I did see a cool looking one with a clear plastic cover that moulded around the cords.
     
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    waynefrcan 15 years ponding and hopefully 15 more!

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    Thks, all you guys are just too kind and sweet. Very refreshing :razz: Not like the militaria collectors forum I belong too. They have no problem eating newbies for breakfast.

    Edmonton thks.
     
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    HMMM wonder how they liked the taste .We don't like to eat newbies they bite :razz:
     
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    I used to be a Sergeant in the Militia for 12 years, (SALH) A squadron, so if you ever want to "shoot the shit" we could do that too! Ha ha ha :) :)
     
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    Welcome:)
     
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    Oh, you don't want to know how I plug my stuff in, all I can say is at least it's on a GFI, did it myself, not a electrian, but it works good, at least I hide the tangled mess pretty good. I have lots of different lights around the pond, and one underwater light that I got fairly cheap, 40 bucks from a pet store for the front, meant for water feature, but hey it was cheap and looks good to in the small pond out front!
     

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    LMAO! I think there may be a few with ummm... creative wiring;-)
     
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    I have a secret weapon my son is a licensed electrician :razz: I just call in the poor mom card ,works every time .He is also a contractor and licensed plumber .I gave birth to him and he owes me big time .
     
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    Slavery! And yes, I'm the one with the big rock. It now sits beside the pond, where it will probably stay!
    John
     
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    LMAO! No offense Sissy, but know a few electricians... while they do know the codes better than most of us, they can be even worse with some of their "make it happen" set ups LOL...
     
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    Welcome Wayne.
     
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    Yep and he has to pay the piper until i die Haro .Glad you got your rock moved ,I kept meaning to ask you about it . I had to have all of it inspected because when he did that we were also building the guest house .Every thing had to be to code here and even though the wire says ground contact my son wanted it in electrical conduit because of moles and stuff here .I had something chew through the ground contact wire leading to my well pump and we had to dig that up and replace it and he put that in conduit too .I guess it depends on the electrician also .He put in the whole house surge protector on both electrical circuit boxes and if a storm zaps the house it will not harm my electrical stuff .I know my house in NJ got hit and saw the damage it can do to every thing .Lost my stove ,fridge ,microwave ,dishwasher ,heating system and air conditioning unit and not to mention tv's and computers .I wanted every thing here protected and just in case I still have the single use quaranteed surge protectors on a couple of things .I guess after seeing some of the storms lately I am glad I have it .I also pay an extra 40 dollars a year for insurance that pays for any breakdowns of appliances and glad i did because it payed for the new well pump and the new filtration system and new bladder tank all I had to pay was the deductable .They ended paying out over 3000 dollars for the replacement .I only found out about the insurance last year .Now they are paying for a new dishwasher as the guy said the pump was discontinued ,the dishwasher is only 2 years old .Amazes me .
     
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