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    Thread: New House, New Pond!

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      Shot from the mezzanine overlooking the dining area. You can see from the beam supporting the roof what the boundaries of the future full height glass panels are. I will be using 2.5m high aluminium framed bifolds that meet at the corner.
      When the doors are fully open, there won't be anything obstructing the access to the pond.

      I'd have gone for full height bifolds. Then I heard the price lol. 5m high panels need to be custom made to order, and the weight dictates that an electric assist system be used.

      The cost of the aluminium and glasswork going into this project (for the whole house) is already high 5 digits. Large format custom panels would take it well past 6.

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      Omg if money was not an issue build. Reminds me of Stephen's monster build

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      Woo been a while. Construction is stalled due to Covid19 matters sadly.

      Here's an update from the folk building my drum filters in Germany:

      Build is complete, and they are awaiting pickup.

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      Open channel unit with 80cm diameter x 100cm length drum.

      Looking pretty. Pity they have to be concealed under the decking.

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      I really like their drive system. No gears, chain or seals to worry about, and the wearing components are simple to fabricate and replace. The mesh is also completely user replaceable - even with 3rd party components.
      I made an enquiry with Veolia hydrotech, and their replacement panels are literally an arm and a leg and probably a kidney to go.

      The motor mounting enclosure is shock mounted and the motor itself is a standard form factor oversized unit that will comfortably handle the job of turning the drum.
      Using a stauff clamp to hold down the spray bar is a nice touch. Everything can be easily replaced if the need arises.

      It's really a far cry from the Blue Eco...

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      The Blue Eco still has its charms though. I might pull it from my current pond before the house is sold, and set it up for an aquaculture experiment in the back yard.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DragonFireSG View Post
      I really like their drive system. No gears, chain or seals to worry about, and the wearing components are simple to fabricate and replace. The mesh is also completely user replaceable - even with 3rd party components.
      I made an enquiry with Veolia hydrotech, and their replacement panels are literally an arm and a leg and probably a kidney to go.

      The motor mounting enclosure is shock mounted and the motor itself is a standard form factor oversized unit that will comfortably handle the job of turning the drum.
      Using a stauff clamp to hold down the spray bar is a nice touch. Everything can be easily replaced if the need arises.

      It's really a far cry from the Blue Eco...

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      The Blue Eco still has its charms though. I might pull it from my current pond before the house is sold, and set it up for an aquaculture experiment in the back yard.
      Very nice looking equipment. Simple and effective. Good buy!

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      Finally got government permission to restart work on the house.

      Hiccups tho. Most of the workers assigned to me haven't been COVID tested and can't start yet - and even then, only one company can be working onsite at any given time.
      That means the electricals guy can't work at the same time as the windows guys. Needless to say, the pond guys can't come in when any of the other folks doing their thing.

      I have a feeling I may not be able to move in this year.

      The drum filters were delivered today. I didn't realize how big they actually were until I saw the crates first hand.
      The delivery guy thought that the crates were for a household elevator car

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      Thanks for the update...sorry for your delays. We're all as eager as you are to see some progress.

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      Progress update, with a photo of the basement area, as taken from the pond viewing deck.
      The stairs took a long time fabricating due to the COVID border controls.

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      We should be getting regulatory approval to occupy the house by Jan 2021.

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      This is it folks. Final approval inspection for provisional occupancy of the house is tomorrow. We can then start serious work on finishing up the pond, amongst other things.

      I'll get more pictures in.

      The drum filters are finally in place. Boy were they hard to get in there. I didn't expect the pumps used for cleaning the drums to weigh 60 pounds each.
      They're huge multistage units.

      The pond base still needs contouring towards the bottom drains and a final paint-on membrane coat. It's all flat bare concrete right now.

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      The main seal on my old Blue Eco RDF finally popped. Gotta get around to rebuilding before handing it to the new owner - the current house and pond's been sold.
      My new place is just down the road so I'll be within arms reach if they need consultation on pond matters haha. I'll probably also do that electronic level sensor conversion I've been putting off so long.

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      This is one of my favorite threads of all time. Level of detail and construction is off the chart. Please keep pics and progress reports coming !

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      I'm glad to see an update; looking forward to more.

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