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Pondless waterfall vault

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by muddywater, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So if i used a basin, i would not need to use liner right?

    What i fabricated a vault out of steel? Prob alot cheaper than $300 basin and much stronger.
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  2. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Why waste time n fabricating something to save a couple of hundred dollars just get a basin reinforced w cindwr block which is required on that easy pro.. its gona cost more screwing around making something n costing you more money n the long run.. i dont no what ur labor rate is but i would lose
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  3. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Money screwing around fabricating
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  4. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea, that is the low cost eoc-series which is recommended for resin type pieces. I was thinking the heavy duty eco-series which is recommended for concrete, ceramic and rock pieces. Either way, I agree with you that attempting to fabricate something will almost always cost more and the results are uncertain.
     
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What will you be using for a basin/reservoir?
     
  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is in lieu of a vault. Using a pond liner
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  8. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you pouring a concrete slab under the liner to support the weight of the Water Feature? You will need this or something similar to prevent settling.
     
  9. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seems extreme for a 200lb water feature sitting on virgin clay hardpan w a valve box that distributes the weight.
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  10. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Actually could use the solid cinder blocks thT are 4" thick. Would keep it a 1 day job instead of waiting on concrete to dry.
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