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    Thread: Indianapolis, IN Pond Build with a Blue Eco RDF #2 (Geist Reservoir)

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      Indianapolis, IN Pond Build with a Blue Eco RDF #2 (Geist Reservoir)

      I leave on Wednesday August 31st to go back to Indiana for a second pond build. It will be similar to the first build, as it is using most of the forms from the first build, but there will be no radius wall in it and we are including a filter pit in the monolithic pour. This is the area the pond will be built.
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      This blue tarp has all of the forms from the prior build under it and the new materials are next to it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      nice. why did they opt out on the radius?
      They had no interest in it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lerchcon View Post
      Can't wait.
      Me too, two more days, but today I am going down to Carmel Valley to do some prep work for a pond build sometime next year.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
      Me too, two more days, but today I am going down to Carmel Valley to do some prep work for a pond build sometime next year.
      Well get the bloody Carmel valley build thread started, so we can see what the crack is sheeesh Man

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hugomizz View Post
      Well get the bloody Carmel valley build thread started, so we can see what the crack is sheeesh Man
      LOL, I will when the time is right, this is just to set up a temporary tank for the Koi. There will be a process to get this one approved as there is an HOA and city requirements.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hugomizz View Post
      Well get the bloody Carmel valley build thread started, so we can see what the crack is sheeesh Man
      Here is a sneak peek of the scenery for the Carmel build.
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      The plane stopped in Vegas, now I have to decide if I am going to continue...
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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      what happens there...
      what ever happen in Vegas stay in Vegas

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      Day 1

      I decided to do the excavation on this build myself as I have an account with HERC equipment rental. The excavator and Bobcat arrived right on time.
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      The first thing to do was to set up the layout and elevations. Coming off of the deck will be the filter pit which will be covered by a deck extension. I needed to figure out how deep the finished floor of the pit was and I used this wall to square off the pond to the existing deck. While I was doing that I had my Motley crew unbundle the existing forms and lay the out for installation.
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      The next step was to install the side wall of the pond closest to the house. Unlike the other Indy build the top of the pond is only going to be 6" above grade at the highest point in the yard. I am still using the 30" tall outer forms, as that gives strength for the pour, so I had to use the excavator to dig out an 18" wide channel at the right location.
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      The filter pit is wider than the pond so, instead of putting up perimeter forms first, I decided it would be best to dig it out first. It was a good choice as we ran into an extreme number of roots. The piles of roots came out of a 6' by 9' area.
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