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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Exciting times!

    Yea mate.Thanks Sam.

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    Super job, nearly there Steve's koi new pond build.

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    you're doing a great job!
    your build, showing what can happen to sleeper ponds built with wood in ground contact.
    was one that helped convince me to put a concrete collar in on mine and raise the sleepers above ground.

    can't wait until my build is at the liner fitting stage...

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    Cheers dbs, started the liner today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    you're doing a great job!
    your build, showing what can happen to sleeper ponds built with wood in ground contact.
    was one that helped convince me to put a concrete collar in on mine and raise the sleepers above ground.

    can't wait until my build is at the liner fitting stage...
    I damp coursed the concrete collar as well Dave, hoping it will help.
    Started on the liner today mate, but got to hot in the hole to carry on today, got the bottom drain done though, just waiting for gold label to go off and I'll cut the middle out to tidy it up. Get some of the liner creases out tomorrow hopefully if it ain't to hot.

    Glad I could be of help Dave, It ain't an easy job mate.

    Forgot to say, think I over done it with the liner lol.

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    Looking good. Bet that was sweltering in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g mac View Post
    Looking good. Bet that was sweltering in there.
    Red hot g mac, so me boys tell me, I was just flicking the whip lol.

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    Looking cracking mate can almost see the fish now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    I damp coursed the concrete collar as well Dave, hoping it will help.
    Started on the liner today mate, but got to hot in the hole to carry on today, got the bottom drain done though, just waiting for gold label to go off and I'll cut the middle out to tidy it up. Get some of the liner creases out tomorrow hopefully if it ain't to hot.

    Glad I could be of help Dave, It ain't an easy job mate.

    Forgot to say, think I over done it with the liner lol.
    yeah been a hot one today,
    i was digging out and carrying the dirt through the house to the skip...

    you're nearly there then, ready for a fill soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Looking cracking mate can almost see the fish now

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    Cheers AJ, can't wait to see the fish in it mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    yeah been a hot one today,
    i was digging out and carrying the dirt through the house to the skip...

    you're nearly there then, ready for a fill soon.
    How much more you got to do Dave, hot thirsty work that mate, hope you had the beers in the fridge .

    Yea getting there now, hope to have it filled by next weekend. Going to fill it with a hose from next door but one, there not on a water meter .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    How much more you got to do Dave, hot thirsty work that mate, hope you had the beers in the fridge .

    Yea getting there now, hope to have it filled by next weekend. Going to fill it with a hose from next door but one, there not on a water meter .
    i've still a way to go yet
    https://www.koiforum.uk/pond-constru...dtfs-pond.html

    i'm not on a meter either, part of the reason i'm staying a hair below 10,000 litres
    can be made compulsory above that size with severn trent....

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    i've still a way to go yet
    https://www.koiforum.uk/pond-constru...dtfs-pond.html

    i'm not on a meter either, part of the reason i'm staying a hair below 10,000 litres
    can be made compulsory above that size with severn trent....
    Who is the artist of that Dave brilliant that should be in a gallery with a nice velvet red rope in front lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    i've still a way to go yet
    https://www.koiforum.uk/pond-constru...dtfs-pond.html

    i'm not on a meter either, part of the reason i'm staying a hair below 10,000 litres
    can be made compulsory above that size with severn trent....
    Really, so there dictating how big you can have your pond if your not on a meter.
    In Essex as soon as an address changes name they put a meter in, but if the house is passed down or bought from you by your kids, as long as the surname doesn't change they won't fit a meter.

    Thanks for the link Dave, I'll have a good butchers at that later mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    Really, so there dictating how big you can have your pond if your not on a meter.
    In Essex as soon as an address changes name they put a meter in, but if the house is passed down or bought from you by your kids, as long as the surname doesn't change they won't fit a meter.

    Thanks for the link Dave, I'll have a good butchers at that later mate.
    the 10,000 litre rule is one reason...
    the other is i can't physically fit a bigger pond in my small garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    the 10,000 litre rule is one reason...
    the other is i can't physically fit a bigger pond in my small garden.
    That sounds like a good enough reason to me mate .

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    I put a bit of water in the pond today, only about a foot, and me boys started pulling out the creases the best they could, they will pull the creases out more as it fills up. That's the only problem with a dug out pond with different levels, the liner is a b*****d to do. But it is what it is, and will still be nice to get the fish back in there.
    I'll get some pics up tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    I put a bit of water in the pond today, only about a foot, and me boys started pulling out the creases the best they could, they will pull the creases out more as it fills up. That's the only problem with a dug out pond with different levels, the liner is a b*****d to do. But it is what it is, and will still be nice to get the fish back in there.
    I'll get some pics up tomorrow.
    i only had a simple oval last time and that was difficult enough with a liner trying to minimise the creases...
    i was going to stick the creases with MS290 but got convinced by a shop to use butyl tape which i primed and applied correctly but still all fell off once wet.

    dug mine for a box liner this time...
    if i get any little creases i'll seal them togther with MS290

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    Brilliant stuff that MS290.....well you two, both with new ponds liner creases must be a complete ass to remove depending upon your designs, looks like your going to have fun Steve with your creases, good luck with that i bet it was very hot in there today....
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    Keep trying to multiquote but it don't seam to be having it, no worries.

    Thanks lads. yea it is a nightmare, I don't know how It's going to turn out, but what is, is. I think I'll (me boys) just do the best we can, fill it up and see how it looks once the liner is all tight to the pond walls. And if it looks OK I might drain it and MS290 it then, that way the liner will have a bit of time to settle in it's permanent position. Well that's my thinking anyway.

    Very hot in there yesterday for me boys. And where I put a foot of water in it so they could start pulling the bottom flat and shape the creases the pond was full of gnat's, and they weren't to pleased .

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