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    Drop height for water blade

    Hi all
    So the pond build is ticking along nicely, its stopping me from going insane having to isolate
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    I will soon be building the feature wall at the rear of the pond and wondered if anyone knows the ideal drop height is for a 700mm blade type water fall?
    I was thinking anywhere from 10 to 14 inches but wondered if there was an ideal height to prevent splash back in high winds etc
    All advice greatly appreciated as always

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    Paul

    Ps cant seem to get the hang of uploading pics on my phone
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    Sounds about right. I wouldn't go too high, or it might be too noisy.
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    Mines about 8 to 10 inch drop from top pond.
    Never had a complaint from neighbour's.
    15000lph flow.

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    Thanks Freddy for your input
    Maybe when this covid 19 virus is behind us I could pop down for a chat about all things pond / koi as only live a couple of miles away. In fact I believe you are very close to my docs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfrosty View Post
    Thanks Freddy for your input
    Maybe when this covid 19 virus is behind us I could pop down for a chat about all things pond / koi as only live a couple of miles away. In fact I believe you are very close to my docs!
    I live next door mate. Exit. Out of carpark that's my wall.
    Where do you live in Hull

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    Yeah mate once this is all over. Come around anytime. Welcome the chat over a cuppa

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfrosty View Post
    Thanks Freddy for your input
    Maybe when this covid 19 virus is behind us I could pop down for a chat about all things pond / koi as only live a couple of miles away. In fact I believe you are very close to my docs!
    There you go mate doctors surgery next door. I have sent you a mail. Look in your
    Mailbox

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    My pond project is at my partners house in cottingham soon to be my home
    My house is on Vicky dock which is the home for my fish ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfrosty View Post
    My pond project is at my partners house in cottingham soon to be my home
    My house is on Vicky dock which is the home for my fish ��
    Nice one paul have you started the build yet in cottingham

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    the bigger the drop the less likely you will get your goal look, of a wall of flat water. They are very easily upset by the wind and dealing in the flow rate is also needed to get a nice effect
    the slow pond build thread

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    Hi Fred yes this is my new pond build in cottingham in the pics above

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfrosty View Post
    Hi Fred yes this is my new pond build in cottingham in the pics above
    Just been back and had a look. Nice work mate. You a brickie. It's that good lol.
    You done the right thing with laying blocks flat. Up to ground level. For water pressure.
    That's how mine was built.
    Are you chamfering the corners for water movement paul. So there are no dead spots.
    Great looking build lol. Are you fiber glassing or a liner. Look the dogs nads
    When it's done mate.
    Love it
    Fred

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    Thanks Fred
    No I'm not a brickie me and my mate did it first time I've laid blocks but it looks ok.
    I'm thinking about using insulation boards instead of rendering then fibreglass straight over the boards. I think it will work out a bit cheaper that way and easier to do. Also it's easier to create a recess for the window using the insulation boards.
    I plan to stick thin strips of boards into the corners to create a chamfer which will help when fibreglassing and not leave dead spots for crap to build up.
    I've spent plenty of time reading you build diary and love your set up and design. I've taken lots of inspiration from it.
    I will update this thread with more pics as things progress.

    Any tips on lining ponds out with insulation boards anyone?

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