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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Flipping heck you've got loads done!
    Yep taking shape now, shame about tomorrow’s weather forecast, today was springlike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickK-UK View Post
    Yup - that's the 45.. all too easy to get a slide or collapse. Zero warning too. You can be 'suspect' of areas that have a high probability to fail but even with blockwork in it can be dicey until there's back pressure from the water. It's a case of get on with it clearing. Quite demoralising initially.

    Anything stacked on the top of the ground will make it effectively deeper. So each meter down - careful of anything a meter the other side of the wall (including spoil). 2 meters down - two meters away 'caution'. Even someone walking on it can literally go with no warning.

    If you're leaving the lot un supported (ie no water) then put a prop behind the blockwork. Either a couple of planks with a steel bar screwed to tension to apply the pressure in to the pressure out the other side.

    The fact that you're leaving it for a period, you'll need to think about how it's going to be supported.
    Thanks Nick, yep I’ll have to fashion something to sprag it up as will be leaving for a while. On the plus side I’ve left the bottom row with some gaps to let water through and it’s all hardcore behind the wall so it’s free draining. I’m also going to reduce the patio height by as much as I can.
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    So two weeks after breaking ground







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    Love it . Cracking speed build mate

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    Took advantage of more good weather and re-installed the steps




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    amazing build speed your doing, especially this time of year!

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    Great work mate - made some real progress! Glad you escaped the wall collapse unscathed could of been real nasty


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    Nice going SB, looking good, see it all coming together now..... Certainly cracked on with it...
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    Great work, it is going to look fantastic, pleased you chose to have windows, I wouldn't be without mine !!

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    So a little bit of fettling today but almost out of time for now :-( Sorted the levels last night which tie in nicely





    So POA in order, when im next back:

    -Cut through existing round pond and fit the tunnel (In case this goes TU, ill be running two seperate filter systems so could effectively abort and run two ponds)
    -Do something with koi (not really come up with a plan yet!)
    -Kingspan extension, fit skimmer and all pipework
    -Fibreglass new extension and around tunnel into pond 1
    -Backfill and landscape whole area
    -Re fit filters and return koi
    -Book in DTF for new filter house fitting
    -Boom job done, completion by April 30th
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    ace going - plan sounds good, looking forward to seeing your fish swimming through the tunnel on May 1st then hope you have lots of money for DTF he is not cheap lol...
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    Well this is depressing 54 days at work to go before building recommences
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    It's going to be worth the wait though. Looking great.
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    You ain't finished this yet?? Lazy git

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    To be honest I’m getting tired just thinking about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    Well this is depressing 54 days at work to go before building recommences
    Well time flies when youre having fun . Suddenly only 12 days till departure for home and recommencement through the doom and gloom of pond shutdowns, war and rain, hell im told even the suns come out in the UK! So the big pipe arrives Monday (6m x 400 mm) its pressure pipe 6 bar 10mm thick, hopefully it does the job, its got 2 chances! windows and SS supports coming from Ken, Ultraskim skimmer on order, 2 drums, new pumps, skimmer already arrived, roll on the 31st
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    I really like this idea wish id done it to mine

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    So arrived home yesterday after long journey from work and a few too many beers in Dubai! Unfortunately no one else is going to shift the ton of rubble and type 1 that had fallen into pond in Jan, so straight into it, set like concrete so hard graft. Once that was out, bit of a clean up, and quick set render with fibres applied, some water coming in still so plan will be to drill the points where it’s coming in (about 4) drain down and fill with more fast set, then apply waterproof tanking paint, which will paint on damp, hopefully then job done. Sump,pump also installed, but being clay still tends to sit there.










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    Loads of goodies arriving daily….










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