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Old 03-25-2008, 12:05 PM
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Nice to have a little bit of room to work in !!

For me, the smallest yards are among the hardest yards.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:41 PM
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When you do a project of this size, do you typically give a set price to complete or do you do an estimate? It's kind of a rookie question, but I'm trying to get an idea of what I should do for projects of this size.

Like in the case of hitting the hard pan, I would think this would add more labor overall to the total project. Do you charge more when this happens?

Sorry to pull this slightly off topic.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:49 PM
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Filtration

Love the rock/fountain idea!!!! Wish I would have thought of it before I filled my pond.

What are you doing for filtration? I didn't notice any bottom drain plumbing.

Thanks and can't wait to see it progress!!
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:22 PM
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That looks great. Keep up the good work!
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:48 PM
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firefly, looks great man...wondering what a round-a-bout price would be for a project of that scale...

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Old 03-25-2008, 07:06 PM
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Ravenwood,
I have built enough of these to know pretty much where my costs were going to come in at. When you start it is a bit more difficult, but the homeowner is going to want to know an approximate number at least. Find a contractor that has done a lot of these to help you price the first couple. Track your job and you will have a pretty good handle on it.

Colleen,
We are using a skimmer and bog filter for this pond. Wanted a bottom drain but they didn't want to pay any more cost overruns to fracture out more rock for the plumbing. should still filter ok though. The bog is 10 x 5 x 5 deep. It will pump about 100 gpm through the bog filter and back into the pond.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:26 PM
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Prepping boulders

Here are the fountain boulders. All the internal cavities have been filled with cobblestone and are ready for some concrete to lock them all together and to force water off the sides and out the front of the stones for better show. Smaller rocks have been chinked into the gaps between the boulders and help hold back the concrete. These small rocks will also have small rivulets of water running off them as well.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:30 PM
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more progress

The dock frame has been built and set in place. The pond is pretty much rocked in now. Skimmer and pumps set tomorrow, finish dock, fill with water.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:34 PM
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put in the water and add the fish
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Nice job Tim, you are cruising right along.
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