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    Thread: Limestone Suggestions

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      Limestone Suggestions

      As Iím digging the new pond, about 2 feet down i hit a lot of limestone. We always hit it in Texas, but there are a few types. If you get unlucky, it wonít break up, it just sort of turns to dust as you attack it.

      Question: aside of getting a hoe ram in here, any thoughts?

      Also, for fun, since Iím digging this with my son, hereís what four cups of muriatic acid look like when poured on limestone! Thatís not rock, thatís the acidic reaction youíre seeing. Great chemistry lesson.

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      My suggestion is to dig around it tie it to a turbo diesel and pull it out.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      My suggestion is to dig around it tie it to a turbo diesel and pull it out.
      Ha, there ainít no digging around, just through. Itís solid limestone ... thatís Texas. We donít build basements, just a few inches of slab and then erect a house. If Texas shakes, the rest of you are already gone!
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      Dig as deep as you can go. Then build a partial raised pond?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      Dig as deep as you can go. Then build a partial raised pond?
      Itís already designed to be raised 2.5 feet raised on the low side (ground is sloped) and a foot on the high side ... any bigger and it will look like a fortress I fear.
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      Raised pond with deck around it, like an above ground swimming pool. Under the deck is a good place to hide your filter system.

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      Quote Originally Posted by FRK View Post
      Raised pond with deck around it, like an above ground swimming pool. Under the deck is a good place to hide your filter system.

      Worried about out water temperature, but it might be my only choice
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      Yep I agree with the others raised koi pond then a wrap around raised deck and maybe stairways towards the koi pond. You have a lot of space to work with and if money isn’t as issue. I’m sure you have your own ideas

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      Jackhammer?

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      Wow, that would be worth $$$$ in california

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      Cut it up with a concrete or roofing saw water fed. Then just remove it in sections. We do it all the time to run new plumbing in commercial buildings.

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      I do tilework for a living and limestone is actually pretty easy to cut and then just chisel it away. Granite is so much harder and would be hard to remove. I used to use vinegar to etch polished travertine since honed material was no longer available in that color. Anyway you can easily cut all this material out. After you cut it a jackhammer may be useful to break the sections loose..easy peasy

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