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    Hi all. Due to not buying an aerated BD in the first place and fitting the standard BD, (big mistake) I decided I wasn't happy with it. And as the 4" pressure pipe was all concreted in from the BD back to the filter bay I wasn't sure what to do. So I decided to buy an aerated top from a spindrifter type BD and put it on my standard BD. I was going to run the airline through the BD 4" pressure pipe back to the filter bay, but was advised not to as it may cause blockages. So I run the airline along the bottom of the pond and covered it with a length of liner I cut from the over hang of me fitted liner. I used nearly a tube of gold label to stick it down, Also emptied the foot of water out the pond to do it. Going to start filling again tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    Hi all. Due to not buying an aerated BD in the first place and fitting the standard BD, (big mistake) I decided I wasn't happy with it. And as the 4" pressure pipe was all concreted in from the BD back to the filter bay I wasn't sure what to do. So I decided to buy an aerated top from a spindrifter type BD and put it on my standard BD. I was going to run the airline through the BD 4" pressure pipe back to the filter bay, but was advised not to as it may cause blockages. So I run the airline along the bottom of the pond and covered it with a length of liner I cut from the over hang of me fitted liner. I used nearly a tube of gold label to stick it down, Also emptied the foot of water out the pond to do it. Going to start filling again tomorrow.
    Definately worth doing now,
    I decided to go all pressure and aerated drain
    or would probably end up upgrading later anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    Definately worth doing now,
    I decided to go all pressure and aerated drain
    or would probably end up upgrading later anyway.
    Yea mate, wished I'd gone for a aerated BD in the 1st place. I'm already thinking about saving some more penny's and ripping it all out, dig it out to all 1 level and going block work and fibreglass next year. I'll see how I feel once it's finished. Coming up to me mid 60's I'm getting to old for this .

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    Started to fill the pond gradually,going to put a couple of foot of water in and start to sort the creases out, and then get some more water going in. Getting there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    Yea mate, wished I'd gone for a aerated BD in the 1st place. I'm already thinking about saving some more penny's and ripping it all out, dig it out to all 1 level and going block work and fibreglass next year. I'll see how I feel once it's finished. Coming up to me mid 60's I'm getting to old for this .
    at least wait until it's full of water before you start planning the next rebuild lol!
    i'm only mid 50's but had a hard paper round, i have more ....'itis's than you can throw a stick at..

    i'd like to do a concrete and Fg build one day, but if i do, it won't be at this house.
    and the missus only wants one more house move...to a bungalow in one of the outlying villages round here, and i'll probably be past it by then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    Started to fill the pond gradually,going to put a couple of foot of water in and start to sort the creases out, and then get some more water going in. Getting there now.

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    ...bet that'll cost a few quid on a meter

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    at least wait until it's full of water before you start planning the next rebuild lol!
    i'm only mid 50's but had a hard paper round, i have more ....'itis's than you can throw a stick at..

    i'd like to do a concrete and Fg build one day, but if i do, it won't be at this house.
    and the missus only wants one more house move...to a bungalow in one of the outlying villages round here, and i'll probably be past it by then
    Well I'm filling up now, so won't be long before I can change me mind lol.

    I know what your saying Dave, I've worked me nuts off all me life at plumbing and heating, me back and knee's are in bits, Arthritis in back, knee's, ankles and so on, I'm falling to bits mate lol, but still try to a bit when I can, hence me boys doing most the labour and me just lashing the whip lol.

    That's what we done, moved out of London to a village in Essex, best thing I ever done mate, and I love it hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    ...bet that'll cost a few quid on a meter
    Yea mate, glad I'm using a neighbours garden tap who ain't got a meter .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    Well I'm filling up now, so won't be long before I can change me mind lol.

    I know what your saying Dave, I've worked me nuts off all me life at plumbing and heating, me back and knee's are in bits, Arthritis in back, knee's, ankles and so on, I'm falling to bits mate lol, but still try to a bit when I can, hence me boys doing most the labour and me just lashing the whip lol.

    That's what we done, moved out of London to a village in Essex, best thing I ever done mate, and I love it hear.
    it must be plumbing and pipefitting that does it.
    30 years working on building sites as a pipefitter/foreman done me, and most of the damage was probably done when i was younger before H&S
    humping 6 meter lengths of 6" steel redband around site, didn't help...gave a new meaning to the word knee trembler lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    Yea mate, glad I'm using a neighbours garden tap who ain't got a meter .
    ...don't blame you!

    we have enough rain fall in this country, to have giant beautiful fountains running millions of gallons of water to waste everyday down the drains on every street corner....


    ....oh wait... we do.... they're just underground, and called leaks lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    it must be plumbing and pipefitting that does it.
    30 years working on building sites as a pipefitter/foreman done me, and most of the damage was probably done when i was younger before H&S
    humping 6 meter lengths of 6" steel redband around site, didn't help...gave a new meaning to the word knee trembler lol!
    I started of as pipe fitter with red and blue band, wasn't the easiest job in the world. Then copper came in, made the job a lot easier. Retrained as a heating engineer and plumber, and done that until I retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    ...don't blame you!

    we have enough rain fall in this country, to have giant beautiful fountains running millions of gallons of water to waste everyday down the drains on every street corner....

    ....oh wait... we do.... they're just underground, and called leaks lol!

    Yep and we pay for them leaks .

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    Hi Steve, thanks for the link.
    Build is looking good, will be following with interest. Off to start a new thread and look for sleepers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blenny View Post
    Hi Steve, thanks for the link.
    Build is looking good, will be following with interest. Off to start a new thread and look for sleepers
    Nice one Blenny, send me a link to your thread mate and i'll have a butchers.

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    Thanks Steve,
    Not much to read atm but if you fancy answering lots of questions, here you go

    https://www.koiforum.uk/pond-constru...tml#post380940

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    Not a lot going on at the moment, gardens flooded in about 2" of water. I've heard of rain stops play, but this is taking the p**s
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    FFS, now I've run out of KH test kit, I'll have to pick 1 up tomorrow. I hate missing a test day, It's every other day this time of the year, specially with this weather messing with the water parameters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's koi View Post
    Not a lot going on at the moment, gardens flooded in about 2" of water. I've heard of rain stops play, but this is taking the p**s
    have you had that much rain?
    maybe put some ground drainage in like bazza...

    the great british summer lol...

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    Good plan with the bottom drain Steve, a very wise decision !!

    Pleased to see water going in now too, looking forward to seeing some fish in there soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    have you had that much rain?
    maybe put some ground drainage in like bazza...

    the great british summer lol...
    Have thought about it Dave, but I live on the edge of the River Blackwater. It's the water table that's the problem. And to put drainage in I would have to have 50 yards of block paving up to get to the nearest manhole as soakaways wouldn't cut it.

    What summer

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