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Old 09-24-2010, 06:37 PM
andyslawncare andyslawncare is offline
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Here is a picture I took from the bottom of the hill.
It looks pretty stupid and small the way that I drew in 2 dimensions, but now you have a picture and design plan.

I might consider making the stream longer with a start next to the upper patio. This would give sound effect to both patios, and would allow for a greater drop.

Any comments on what you would do here would be helpful.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by andyslawncare View Post
When you say catch basin at the beginning, do you mean just a deeper and wider area than the rest of the stream
Yes. Though more correctly it is called a scour pool. It absorbs the kinetic energy of the falling water thus reducing splash. You can also control the pitch of the sound with the depth--deep for a lower sound tone or shallower for a higher pitched sound.

After seeing the picture, I think that the highest waterfall should be towards the base of the stream. Placing it at the stream head just may be a little too much sound that close to the house, but you can play with it.

An overhead, aerial, bird's-eye view would sure help in the designing. Do you have Google Earth? You can get an aerial pic of the site from it.

Looks to be a fun project.
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