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Thread: New Koi pond being built

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    Jeff

    Thanks for the tips and recommendations.

    Their will be no liner exposed to sunlight. It will be cover by water or rocks.

    I figure the problem has to do with leaks around bulkheads. I will take extra time to compact the base and installing the liner. Would it be a good idea to pull a little extra liner down below the bulkhead so if it settle their is a little extra slack. The leaks around the bulkheads. Is it usually around the bottom edge from the liner being stretch down?

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    Try not to use the regular style bulkheads. Thye have one made by RTF that is easy to install and also come on a TPR tyle. If interested I will try to look it up for you.. I did this with my liner pond and never had a problem. It was a tad more $$ but piece of mind sold me on it.

    Joe

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    Pumped 7 yarrds of concrete yesterday. To fill the block wall and floor in the filter pit.

    We had a little problem yesterday with the lines getting clogged. I used metered concrete yesterday instead of ready mix (mixed at the plant) The mix is some time not at thorough you can get some dry clumps. That was a real pain.
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    Joe

    Are you talking about tank connector? It has a flange and a mounting/clamp ring that is screwd on similar to bottom drain.
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    Sweet, when I heard bulkhead I was yelling nooooooooooooo.. Should have known you covered that..

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    Joe

    Do you have pictures of your pond and koi? Can I find it on the web somewhere?

    I might of seen it before but can't remember.


    i am glad i'm using the right connector. Did you use 100% silicone to to seal them? What and what brand?


    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhotkoi
    Joe

    Do you have pictures of your pond and koi? Can I find it on the web somewhere?

    I might of seen it before but can't remember.


    i am glad i'm using the right connector. Did you use 100% silicone to to seal them? What and what brand?


    Andy

    Andy, No pics of my pond or koi.. Its not worth looking at


    Their is a product that is made by bostick called chem caulk. This is basically polyurea in a tube so to speak. it is Moisture cured and also an adhesive. I would also use this on you bottom drain as well. Silicone works but his stuff works better and is fish safe. I believe is runs about $10-$15 a tube..

    Maybe T, Zuber can explain further.. But this is what I would use...


    Joe

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    Come on Joe Show us the goods


    Where can i find the caulking that you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhotkoi
    Come on Joe Show us the goods


    Where can i find the caulking that you use?
    I got some goldfish and guppies So I am going to Japan in less than a month so I can repalce those guppies with some chuppa

    anyhow do a search on that stuff on the net. this will help you find it faster since you are in a different area. Yo can also call bostik. Another product called PL is similar and one can find it at Home Cheapo its runs abou $10 a tube but is a little gopy so harder to work with..

    Joe

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    I was looking at the PL stuff at HomeDepot.

    It says not for under water use. Is it okay to use it?

    Their is two different type. Roofing or window/door sealant.

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