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    Also if you need any help both kids are at school Mondayís and Tuesdays and Iím off every second Monday and Tuesday as of this week coming...does that make sense?Bigcarpchaser finally gets his bum into gear!


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    Hhaa..me too mate. Had so much going on lately itís kinda been the last thing on the list. First the little fella got hand, foot and mouth, then the Mrs contracted it, then she picked up her (brand new) car and 2 weeks later it started playing up so been going through the process of rejecting it which isnít easy but weíve got there in the end. Then before we knew it, Christmas was here and she was rough again!!!
    Itís been a bit hectic hence my absence for a while.
    All the timer is down/off to expose the blockwork so I can see now the damage above ground at least.
    Went to phone the groundworks chap Iíve been put on to today but got sidetracked.
    On a positive note, the mighty Hammers had an OK few weeks lol


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    Crikey youíve had a right time of it! I was feeling sorry for myself for having the cold lol! I have a good groundsman, builder and chippy on the books if anything happens to yours just give me a shout. If you need a hand with anything that doesnít require much brain work Iím available on the days Iíve said lol. WE SHALL REBUILD! Come on Gary letís get the enthusiasm going itís the new year!


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    Lol. Cheers Scott, thatís a very generous offer thanks mate. I suspect between a few of us (my eldest lad would help) we could have it down in a couple of hours then leave the concreting to the experts.
    Iíll give you a shout for sure


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcarpchaser View Post
    Lol. Cheers Scott, thatís a very generous offer thanks mate. I suspect between a few of us (my eldest lad would help) we could have it down in a couple of hours then leave the concreting to the experts.
    Iíll give you a shout for sure


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    Attaboy BCC. Its the new year new pond repair. Nice one scott nice of you.
    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcarpchaser View Post
    Lol. Cheers Scott, thatís a very generous offer thanks mate. I suspect between a few of us (my eldest lad would help) we could have it down in a couple of hours then leave the concreting to the experts.
    Iíll give you a shout for sure


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    Defo mate give me a shout, Iím sure we could possibly give the concrete a crack as well itís a big pile of grey slop that Iím sure we can conquer


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    well..had my concrete chap over and doesn't look like that's going to be a feasible option. I overlooked the fact that the formwork has to be tied together as nowhere to prop it on 2 sides. This would mean penetrating the fibreglass which I was trying to avoid. Add to that he reckons with all the timber to make up the formwork it's not really a cost effective way of building it. So, I'm back to sleepers or hollow blocks. Going to do some "man maths" now

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    I have done a few ponds in concrete, you could just put threaded bar through and drill into the wall below and resin in some studs I also 6mm metal reinforce mesh in my wall when I extended it. I had an extra strong mix with water proof added.
    You can grind the studs back and patch over in fibre glass you wouldn't notice after a couple of months.

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    yea..I kinda thought patching would be Ok, it's just the whole problem of me being a tight arse
    well, I'm not really but haven't got tons of cash left to chuck at it to be honest.

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    It is easy to patch and cheap, you may damage the fibreglass anyway doing all that work (I did moving my pond wall). I had manor mix do the concret on site so they only mix what you need. My new part of the wall on my pond is only 6-7inchs thick and I have sat my Bakki on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skoosh88 View Post
    Crikey you’ve had a right time of it! I was feeling sorry for myself for having the cold lol! I have a good groundsman, builder and chippy on the books if anything happens to yours just give me a shout. If you need a hand with anything that doesn’t require much brain work I’m available on the days I’ve said lol. WE SHALL REBUILD! Come on Gary let’s get the enthusiasm going it’s the new year!


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    Enthusiasm? More like euthanasia after the luck he's had recently

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    Itíll rise from the ashes like a magnificent Phoenix Bigcarpchaser finally gets his bum into gear!Bigcarpchaser finally gets his bum into gear!


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    It’ll rise from the ashes like a magnificent Phoenix Bigcarpchaser finally gets his bum into gear!Bigcarpchaser finally gets his bum into gear!


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    Nice one Mr Big you'll get there in the end - hopefully

    Sorry not be in touch recently - been busy with accounts, Christmas, work etc.

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    Same mate, we will have to have a catch up soon


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    Sounds like a plan.

    Maybe instead of biscuits and coffee it will be whisky and kleenex lol

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    I made mine from solid blocks that they use on house foundations .Then made a metal frame to go around the blocks and welded them in place.Probably wont need the metal.But theres a lot of pressure on the walls from the water.Can you not make a metal frame and fit it around the outer wall,them build a wall around that to hide it,You could even fill the small gap with concrete.

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    use hollow blocks with rebar,drill into blocks below and use epoxy resin to hold the rebar in place,andi

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    I did consider strapping it all somehow however, I think I'll just endeavor to find a fix that will 100% work rather than attempt to bodge something that'll maybe fail in a couple of years

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    Maybe medium dense blocks above ground and fill gap between blocks and fibreglass/insulation with cement?


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    That's one of my options Andi, I think I've now ruled out sleepers and reinforced concrete so down to either 7N blocks laid flat or hollow blocks.
    The concern I have with the hollow blocks is twofold. Firstly I don't have a great deal of room behind 2 of the walls for access to hoist the blocks up and over bar, secondly, I'm not 100% about drilling into the existing trenchblocks and cracking them.
    I'm leaning therefore towards taking down the 3 courses of trenchblocks to get me to ground level or just below, digging a trench round the ones below ground and backfilling this with concrete along with some added 12mm bar.
    After that, I could build up the walls again in 7N laid flat adding some brick mesh in the joints. I'll be out of the ground 1m for a span of 3.6m which I'm pretty confident is OK. There's ponds a lot bigger on here that are similar.

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