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is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107233

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\"too soon old,too late smart\" my pap

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

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Re:is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107234

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sorry guys it was a cartoon of a guy using a blow dryer to melt the lake to put his boat in,but i could not get the pic up

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\"too soon old,too late smart\" my pap

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“

---Mark Twain

Re:is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107238

your not to far off bud...i've used a heat gun on my pond a few times when the pond heater crapped out. takes forever though to get thru 2" of ice.
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Re:is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107248

We still have a ways to go up here. This is me, trying to get to the cottage (water access only) last weekend. This is about 1 hour south of Sudbury, Ontario.
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Re:is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107260

The ice went out on the Mississippi at the end of last week. Now it makes me wish I got my butt out of the recliner a little sooner and got to the painting that I need to do before it can hit the water.
Bill

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Re:is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107351

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I've used my high pressure sprayer to shoot through ice on the pond.

Ron, If I had those fish in my pond the kingfishers would have them gone in a day. Those feathered fishermen sit in the trees and take a dive like an Olympian. I can't even keep large minnows for fishing.

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Re:is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107609

well against the advice of all my fellow pond builders in north jersey, i dug my pond under a 40' very dense, norway spruce, less than 8'from the trunk. was told it was only a matter of time before the roots penetrated the liner. so the precautions i took other than laying 6" of sand on the bottom, i lined the bottom and sides with a very dense nylon outdoor carpet, then proceeded to lay a double 45 mil epdm liner over that. no breahthroughs yet and its been 19 years.the pond is 16'x 9' and varies in depth from a low of 16" to the deepest 28" under a rock shelf which i provided for the fish to hide if threatened. with the coverage of the spruce branches it cannot be seen by the herons that clean out a lot of ponds in the area. luv it as much as the day i finished building it. clean it out every spring with a wet vac that returns the filtered out water back in the pond. heres a tip for anyone thinkin of constructing a pond. dig your sides straight down, 90degree angle. racoons won't enter a pond unless they can wade (walk) in. i see them look down at my fish and they have never got one of them. keep my 12 ga. loaded and next to the door if i ever see one jump in. i've built a lot of ponds in the area and the yards that have no overhead cover are constantly being raided my herons. some have resorted to covering them with thick netting or screens. my opinion..ruins the appearance. ron

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Re:is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107617

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Around here, pond owners string several criss-crossed wires about 2' high over the pond. Apparently, herons won't wade into a pond if they can't take off in a hurry.

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Re:is this most of you guys? 2 years 9 months ago #107689

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I think the 12 gauge would ruin your pond. .22 high velocity hollow point between the peepers works better and no stray shot holes to patch :laugh:

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