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    Nisai mekoi's Avatar
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    I'm healed...

    Quote Originally Posted by junglegeorge12
    Those boys don't have enough dirt on em. Carl needs to work 'em harder!
    I though I was the only one who noticed that. This guys are really professionals. They been digging mud all day long and still clean


    HenryC,

    How can you be so lucky

    ............Mate when I win the lotto, I'll come and check your pond

    rgds,
    Jon

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    Henry: Is it going to be 9' deep at the drains, 8' at the walls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Henry: Is it going to be 9' deep at the drains, 8' at the walls?
    7' at the walls and 8' and the drains. I am glad I did not decide to go to 10' deep because we just started to get a little water when they dug out for the bottom drains.

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    Perfect planning. I hope your mortage company doesn't make you pay for flood insurance.

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    Its looking good!!

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    LOokin' Good HC!

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    The layout for the filter pit was completed today. The Nexus filters were placed in the filter pit to help determine placement for the plumbing. A change was made to the original plumbing design. The 4" ball valves for flushing the drain lines are much larger than I thought so they could not be placed the way I had designed (see the last photo and compare the valve size to my sneakers). The solution was to drop them down below the filter pit floor in valve boxes. This actually makes for a much cleaner filter pit area. The photos below show the new layout of the flush lines. After each 4" flush valve, a section of 4" clear PVC is used to allow the flushed water to be viewed. The big 4" ball valves have large handles so they are easily opened and closed. The Nexus filters will actually be a bit higher once the filter pit slab is poured and will have a 4" slide valve prior to the inlet. You can also see the 2" pipe for the Nexus waste lines. The inner and outer chamber drain lines and the outlet polisher drain line for each Nexus will be connected to the 2" lines. An overflow line will also be connected to one of them. Tomorrow morning the filter pit floor drain will be put in place, rebar installed and the concrete poured. The pond bottom slab will be poured as well. I think the filter pit Carl, John and Bob are building will be just as slick as the pond.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails HenryC's Pond Construction-filter_pit_layout1.jpg   HenryC's Pond Construction-filter_pit_layout2.jpg   HenryC's Pond Construction-filter_pit_layout3.jpg   HenryC's Pond Construction-filter_pit_layout4.jpg  
    Henry

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Look like the fun stuff is starting, keep us posted and we want to know if those guys got dirty today, is Carl working them hard enough? Playing with the filters is the fun part.

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    Ah, Henry. I'm envying you being on a hill more 'n more. No sump, direct discharge ... gonna be easy to do maintenance!

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