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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    As you can see it was a mess.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    The first thing I did was have a hundred and ten yards of "washout" brought in.

    If you order a load of concrete and don't use it all. It's taken back to the plant if they don't have someone willing to take a hot load. There the cement is washed out and the sand and gravel is sold at a discount.

    I almost feel guilty for what we paid for the material. I said, "almost".

    I have no qualms about using it for making concrete. We've used it for years in the fence industry. I've also poured slabs and done piers for my own stuff without any problems. I use it just like it was remix (concrete sand and stone remixed by the material supplier).

    We'll probably put a couple of hundred yards of it through the mixer before we're through with this job.

    I also had to cut in a road to the bottom. I used my forks on my JCB and then followed with the bucket. In less than an hour and a half I was was working the bottom making a dam between the pond by the wall and the main pond.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    Mixer in place ready to make concrete. As we use the material we'll keep moving the mixer into the work. Each load of the mixer is a third of a yard.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    The road wasn't tough to cut in as you can see.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    The dam was also easy to do.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    Then the customer used his Toro dump truck to bring in a pump and remove the water from the little pond.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    This is what I had to work with the next morning.
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  8. #18
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    Harvey it looks like your havin fun in the sun[img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    Harvyey

    The more pics I see, the more I like the idea of a large trackhoe and starting all over again. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

    But that wouldn't be any fun, and I know you've got a plan that will prove me wrong. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Looking forward to following your progress, thanks for posting the pics.

    Eddie



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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    I see a diamond in the rough, can't wait to see what you come up with....

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