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    Went to visit Henry's hole in the ground today... and it is quite a hole! Eight feet deep comes into perspective when there's a little guy in the hole and when he turns around you see its Carl Forss... a rather large, tall person, let us say.

    It's progressing.

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    Carl, John and Bob arrived bright and early. They finished up the dig by mid-day. It is one hell of a big hole. Much bigger than the photos make it look.
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    Hey, how come the guy down in the hole doesn't have any dirt on him?

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    Once the main dig was complete, they started setting the bottom drains. A hole was dug out around where the drain was to be placed and 3 pieces of rebar driven into the ground to just the right height (checked by laser level) to rest the bottom drain lip onto. A trench was dug for each bottom drain line that extended past the outer edge of where the pond walls will be. The 4" pipe is glued to the drain and a cap placed on the other end of the pipe. Once the walls are complete, they will dig down outside the pond wall and tie into these lines. The air pits where also put in place. They are 6" higher than the bottom drains (refer to drawings in post #2). The photo may make them appear to be out of line, but they are each perfectly centered in the pond. Each was cemented in place, but only about half way up. This is to hold them in place during the pond bottom pour. Tomorrow they should be finish the detailed digging on the bottom; sloping the bottom from the sides down to the bottom drains.
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    What is the end shape going to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglegeorge12
    What is the end shape going to be?
    Take a look at post #2, it has drawings of what the pond's shape will be.

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    Henry

    Your pond is looking good... Can't wait to see pics of the finished pond.
    Please keep the pictures coming, enjoy watching your job in progress.

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    On the pond today, the final prep was done for the pond slab. Rebar was driven into the pond walls at the bottom to mark the level of the top of the slab. More rebar was driven into the pond bottom to mark the point where the pond bottom will begin to slope down towards the bottom drains. Rebar was placed around the outer perimeter for the wall footer. The drain and air pit grates were removed and cardboard put in place to prevent any cement from getting into the drain/air pit.
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    The filtration from the old pond remains in place on the south side of the house. The dig for the new filter pit on the north side of the house was done today. You may think Carl lives in that back hoe. As usual, Carl is in the back hoe while John and Bob are down in the hole doing the muscle work (sorry Carl, they made me say that).
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    Those boys don't have enough dirt on em. Carl needs to work 'em harder!

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