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    Winter poly covers finished

    Good evening

    finished the covers today, quite pleased with them, all to much for Barney lol...


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    Lovely job mate . Dog after me own heart I did the same today sun was beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    Good evening

    finished the covers today, quite pleased with them, all to much for Barney lol...
    Really good looking job that mate

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    Great work smartin. Will be starting mine next weekend

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    nice one, cracking job!
    can't wait to get my kitchen fitted so i can start on my pond covers...

    is that clear tape the polyethelylene tape with acrylic adhesive?
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Nice tidy job Steve should last a while for you.
    John

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    Looks very professional mate.

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    Looks the dogs nads. No pun intended to barney . Nice job lol

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    I did a similar thing about 20 years ago and I still have the same covers. Albeit with some frame replacement through rot but they make such a difference especially if you are keeping the fish warm.
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    Looks like Barney worked his paws off whilst you assisted our dog Missie sits by me when i am working in the garden and DIY. Have been laying a new raised sitting area and when mixing mortar she lies by the bags of sand , then follows the barrow up the garden and lies by the area i am working on. Its like quality control and when the Mrs comes to have a look she praises Missie on how hard she has worked

    the covers look good by the way
    When I’m dead I hope my Mrs doesn’t sell my fishing gear for what I told her they cost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    nice one, cracking job!
    can't wait to get my kitchen fitted so i can start on my pond covers...

    is that clear tape the polyethelylene tape with acrylic adhesive?
    Hi DTF Unsure of the tapes actual properties, all I can tell you is that it is quite thick and you need to cut with scissors, its waterproof and for this application it worked well, it does not like sticking to anything foil backed though, Heavy duty Hippo tape......heavy duty TREX tape is very similar, cheers Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f15hie View Post
    Looks like Barney worked his paws off whilst you assisted our dog Missie sits by me when i am working in the garden and DIY. Have been laying a new raised sitting area and when mixing mortar she lies by the bags of sand , then follows the barrow up the garden and lies by the area i am working on. Its like quality control and when the Mrs comes to have a look she praises Missie on how hard she has worked

    the covers look good by the way
    thanks, yes my boy is the same he follows me every where bless him, he is good company mind as he never questions what I am doing or tells me to do it differently lol, but he does like to lay where I am working, he usually moves and lays down where your next expecting him to be and you end up falling AOT !

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    You can t beat a dog. My patch is the same
    Love him to bits. Into everything.

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    Just had my 35mm polycarbonate sheets delivered.
    3 - 2.5mtrs x 1.05mtrs
    got them from Varico ltd £210 for all 3 panels.
    https://www.varicoltd.com/

    might have to just chuck them on until i get chance to make a frame as temps are set to drop tonight

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    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    well i literally chucked the polycarbonate over pond temporary like.... supposed to be 4C overnight here
    only one week since the end of summer ...and we're nearly getting frost temps

    the 35mm poly is quite ridged,
    i could even get away without timber spanning the pond and just make a frame for the edge...

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    Last edited by davethefish1; 04-10-2019 at 07:53 AM.
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    Just had my 35mm polycarbonate sheets delivered.
    3 - 2.5mtrs x 1.05mtrs
    got them from Varico ltd £210 for all 3 panels.
    https://www.varicoltd.com/

    might have to just chuck them on until i get chance to make a frame as temps are set to drop tonight

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    I had exactly the same brand polycarb mate, have fun making your covers...….

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    well i literally chucked the polycarbonate over pond temporary like.... supposed to be 4C overnight here
    only one week since the end of summer ...and we're nearly getting frost temps

    ther 35mm poly is quite ridged,
    i could even get away without timber spanning the pond and just make a frame for the edge...

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    your pond looks very nice mate, yes I put my covers on a few days ago and with the colder temps and northerly winds due tonight I have put my window cover on too this evening, trying to protect the 16 degrees in my pond as much as possible....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    your pond looks very nice mate, yes I put my covers on a few days ago and with the colder temps and northerly winds due tonight I have put my window cover on too this evening, trying to protect the 16 degrees in my pond as much as possible....
    Thanks,
    still running mine at 22C atm.
    as the heater mainly comes on at night and economy 7 makes it reasonable.
    but that may change if the weather drops cold real quick. and run at a more sensible range.
    especially if the heater runs all day long.

    on the plus side the fish are very active and loving it...
    there's steam coming off the water when i take the covers off in the morning, it's like they're in a hot tub lol!
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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