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Old 10-21-2008, 08:39 AM
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Started a New Good Size Pondless Waterfall

Here are some pics of a pondless or disappearing waterfall I just started at a subdivision entrance center island. We placed 9 tons of moss boulders with the mini excavator yesterday. Today we will finish out a lot of the feature with foam, gravel and assorted sized river rock.

This will have an Easy Pro EP 10,000 gph pump. I used a Savio waterfall well, and I also used Aquascape aquablox so I wouldn't have to dig as large a hole

I will be landscaping the entire entrance in the next couple of weeks. This is the first time I have had control of the plantings surrounding one of my features so I am pretty excited.

I will post more pics as I go along.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:58 AM
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how big is the area u got to work with
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:05 PM
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I spent half the day getting the smaller rock. We didn't get too much done. Note the nasty foam will all be trimmed out.

The center island is 69' x 36' total. There will be about 3 1/2 feet of total fall. Length of feature will be about 25 or 30' long and meander a lot.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:28 PM
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Day 3.

We only had 3 hours to work on this today. It is taking shape and tomorrow we will finish, fill and test.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:15 PM
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Sweet...lets see the finished!
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:50 PM
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Nice looking Pondless Feature

Thanks for telling me about your feature. Sorry the EP10000 already kicked the bucket on you. Hope the new pumps will be better for this feature

Andy
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:55 PM
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What is the smaller rock 3/4 pea gravel?
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:16 PM
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What is the smaller rock 3/4 pea gravel?
It is 1 1/2 " to 2 " washed river rock.. Some slightly smaller.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:25 PM
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looking GREAT so far... can't wait to see the final pics.
Were you able to place all those rocks with the 334? I used the same machine for a pondless waterfall and had problems moving smaller boulders than you have in there.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:14 AM
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looking GREAT so far... can't wait to see the final pics.
Were you able to place all those rocks with the 334? I used the same machine for a pondless waterfall and had problems moving smaller boulders than you have in there.
Yeah the 334 did just fine. I think 1200 lbs was the heaviest boulder. This was a 334 Long reach and I had it fully extended. Maybe they had the one you used governed down, or the hydraulics limited like they do sometimes with rentals. Of course I had the blade down to keep it from tipping.

My new pump had a problem, so I wont take any more pics until my new pumps arrive and we have permanent electric service out there. Maybe a few days. I decided to use 2 6000 gph Atlantic Water garden pumps. Only draw about 4 amps a piece. I will put one on a timer to turn off during the winter so I can keep one running so the feature doesn't freeze.
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