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    Gemma

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    The GFI stays on if the pump is not plugged in, I even changed the extension cord ...it better end up being the work of a chipmunk, cause that stupid pump was overpriced to begin with and only lasted a year smpissed.gif

    fish gonna be ok for a while? I mean in winter the waterfalls freezes over and it's turned off but by then the fish are not this active anymore
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Did you pull the pump and clean it out and check the impeller to make sure it is clean and no little pieces of gravel stuck .If it overheats from that it will pop the gfi .I would check the pump closely .Not sure what chewed my cord ,mole ,mice or some other animal
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Fish will be ok and do you have an aerator just in case you get a warm spell .Sorry to hear and hope it is just a piece of gravel or something stuck in there .How big a circuit breaker is it on .When I did my new electric and took the outside panel box off I had found 2 of the wires going to 2 breakers had come loose and had to pull the breaker and tighten the wire up again and then reinstall the breaker ,Better left to an electrician if you have no knowledge of it .
     
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    I didn't do that, I'll have to wait for my husband, I'm not very handy that way!.... but I did pull and exposed the cord and it's not chewed up so I'll need a new pump
    I have 2 air stones going and the return from the UV it'll have to do for now
    Thank you Sissy! smthanks.gif
     
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    sissy sissy

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    hope it is nothing
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Good day...got some home biz orders packed and out....Dr's. appt....replaced a window...replaced stove hood...replaced rugs in our small warehouse.
     
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    Happy Halloween. I'm waiting for trick or treaters to ring the bell. I have a ton of candy to unload and I really don't want the temptation of leftovers once trick or treating hours end!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Was waiting for hubby to get back home from the store. He finally called and said a log truck spilled it's load and a cow truck was also involved full of cows. Logs all over the side of road and cows wandering. This happened right before the turnoff to the road up to our hill. I just heard the poor log truck guy had a heart attack. Hope he makes it.
    Traffic was a nightmare for everyone around here and into town.
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    I love cows!
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    Gemma; if you hurry, you might just be able to snag one before they round them all up! At least take home a log, though, hey? Seems jw has a few to spare up her way...
     
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    Lol I live too far from her and even if I was closer I doubt I could hide a cow from hubby
    Logs, I love logs but after 6 months working with them to build the coop, I'll have to pass

    Tonight I'll get my new pump, wish me luck in finding one that last longer than 14mos
    I told hubby to get at least 6000GPH ...now I'm so nervous
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    okay, well, at least you were given an opportunity to soothe your cow frenzy!

    My Danner pump is going on 7 years, so I guess I'd recommend it!
     
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    lol I just got 4 pet chickens this past Spring, my husband would freak out if he thought I was into cows too

    Thanks for the recommendation on a Brand, I text hubby about it, and also he knows @sissy likes Laguna, but I'm not sure what brand they carry at the place he'll have to go to....it'd be nice if stores around here would stay open till at least 6:00pm but most of them close too early for us to get there after work, so unfortunately we just go to whoever is open and are at the mercy of whatever brand they carry smdunno.gif
     
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    This time of year you don't really have to worry about a pump and lots of places online have sales and fast shipping
     
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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    YUMMY! :smug: Hate working with the ornery beasts, though. :rolleyes:
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    If I didn't work I would so get a pet cow!
     
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    I'm in love!!!:D
     
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    So we got the new pump, it's a Tetom hpf Series 6000GPH never heard of this brand, but it came with a 2yr warranty and full refund if there's any issue with it so... lets cross fingers
    meanwhile I tested the water and saw ammonia at 0.25 so I decided to do a partial water change while hubby was hooking up the new pump...still filling up
     
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    sissy sissy

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    one of the reasons I use 2 pumps in my pond always ,if one goes out I won't need to panic .I have 2 lagunas and I looked at energy savings and warranty when I bought plus reviews and both came with a 5 year warranty .So far no problems since 2014 .I pull them and clean them really good inside and out 2 times a year .
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Well we hit 76 today so decided to take of the lilies. Get out the water proof boots, the waders, the grabber, the swimming pool pole. Got kitty litter, fertilizer, ready to go! The lilies were not touched since last summer, btw.

    The pond water is 49F! darn cold.

    Manage to grab and pull to the edge around 6 or so lilies, go for the ones in the center of the pond, they will not move. I push pull yank tug, finally get hubby and tell him I need help! That man put on the waders, wades out and uses every bit of strength he has to push the lilies to the edge. Poor guy, the water, remember 49F! floods the waders, soaks his shorts.

    Between the two of us we manage to drag them out. They had decided to hold root hands, gather muck and make a dirt anchor. They were still blooming. Beyond heavy!

    So now I decide to groom all of the lilies, cut off excess tubers, save one or two from each plant, new litter, new fertilizer, next year they won't be so fast to jump the pot. I managed to do 4, tomorrow the rest. we will be 77 tomorrow.

    And of course the yellow jackets are buzzing all around me, they love the evergreens near the pond. I pounded on the plants, never got a swarm to come out, so no clue what they where all hanging out there for. I am going to cut all that stuff back once they are DEAD! We need 5-7 days of a high of 45 to kill them off.

    My day in a nut shell.................

    The ones in the circle were the we are not going to move lilies. Capture.JPG
     
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