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Old 08-02-2009, 09:39 AM
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Short free standing wall. (not retaining much) I used Mortar on the back half of the blocks so that the mortar won't show in the front making it look like a dry laid wall.

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Make sure the rain water does not get stuck in the inside corner ... i think you need a drain in the wall ... the rest is fine job.. step should be no more than 7.25 inches high..
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:46 AM
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Make sure the rain water does not get stuck in the inside corner ... i think you need a drain in the wall ... the rest is fine job.. step should be no more than 7.25 inches high..
There is a link in post #12, it shows the drainage I did on the side of the house.

Once the water hit my French Drain, (in the corner) then it drops strait down and disappears.

I don't think there was going to be anyway to put a pipe on the back-side of the wall considering the tree roots that were there.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:58 AM
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that's ok with a French drain.. do not pack the earth on the inside wall.. do use loose ĺ inch clean gravel.. this way your wall will stay dry as water will flow thru the crack..
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:25 PM
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Few random pics.

This is the property of the recent design I did. I wish I could find some more pics, I'll look around.

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Old 08-04-2009, 02:28 PM
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A couple of pics of 1 of 5 pop-ups I did at a property this last week.


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Hey, it's Mickey Mouse

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Old 08-04-2009, 05:23 PM
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Why is the black elbow on the down pipe???
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:29 PM
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Why is the black elbow on the down pipe???
That is a simple expanding coupler, it was cocked to the side when I took the pic.

I put those in there so the HO can easily pull it out and flush it with a hose if need be. It helps to eliminate a "Y" connection and a clean-out plug.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:42 AM
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Progression Of A Bed

Here's a few pics. I've slowed down the last week or so and the Mother in law was wanting some work done. I originally wasn't going to take pics, but then insisted on having a water feature, so, I figured it might turn out interesting.

First pic is the out-line of the bed, and I took my trimmer and skinned down the turf. There is a lot of large surface roots, so I felt it was going to be a nightmare to try and till the area.

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This pic is of the old-school FS66 with the yard boss tiller head. The thing is great for grading small areas, especially in soil like this where it eats it no problems. I have one tine on in this pic and I've cut a groove in my out line. It helps me get a better curve started. If I just use a shovel, it's hard to keep it looking nice.

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Old 08-07-2009, 09:48 AM
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Rough Grade, including pulling dirt away from the Locust tree, that someone had piled around the base.

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Trench tilled out one more time with all the tines on the yard boss.

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Last pic of the evening, after I've roughly set the tub for the water feature. I got a late start yesterday afternoon, and finished around 6 p.m. I have about 3 hours in it. I'm waiting for the light shower we had this morning to burn off.

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