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    Triangular pond day 4

    Not done much today other than install the bottom drain after a long visit to the local koi shop, gone slightly against the grain and put a 4Ē fall to the drain, some say thatís a good thing, some say it doesnít make any difference because of the suction of the drain drags all loose debris down, I donít know but it was easy to do, so I did it.
    next job is to concrete the base and start on the block work, going 100mm dense on the garage side and 150mm on the long run that will take the window, little bit behind where I thought Iíd be but getting through that stone yesterday put paid to any hope of concreting today!
    time to start thinking about filtration now Iíve got something to connect to, plus need to sort a skimmer ready to build into the block work but looks like weíll end up with around 1500 gallon plus filters which is big enough for me
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    Last edited by Paul burt; 27-02-2021 at 06:53 PM.

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    Great progress, you’ll be finished and extending it by the summer

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    Hi Paul,
    I think a 4 inch drop to the drain canít hurt.
    Tip:
    Have you tested your bottom drain pipe connections for leaks before burying them?
    I have seen at least two new build threads on this forum where they didnít do this and had to dig the bd up again.
    Itís a simple test you block off the bd entrance with a 4 inch drain test plug and then fill the pipe with water and leave it for a day or two to see if the level drops
    Cheers
    Ady


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adyprice View Post
    Hi Paul,
    I think a 4 inch drop to the drain canít hurt.
    Tip:
    Have you tested your bottom drain pipe connections for leaks before burying them?
    I have seen at least two new build threads on this forum where they didnít do this and had to dig the bd up again.
    Itís a simple test you block off the bd entrance with a 4 inch drain test plug and then fill the pipe with water and leave it for a day or two to see if the level drops
    Cheers
    Ady


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    already on with it mate, becuase I fitted a 90 and an upstanding pipe ready to go into the garage I was able to fill to the top of the sump and test the lot, when I left for work this morning it was still full to the top so looking good although I did use pressure pipe n fittings which were a bloody tight fit so not much chance of them failing

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