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Old 11-05-2006, 04:27 PM
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I'm about to install a pond and have heard that some people use a special fabric layer on the soil, before they put the liner down. Apparently it stops little stones sticking through. I just happen to have a load of oold carpet and the underlay that I have taken out of the house when a wooden flor was layed. I was wondering whether this would be ok. I could put down both the carpet and the underlay for extra cushioning. What I need to know is would the carpet begin to smell once it got damp. The last thing I want to do is have a terrinble smell coming from around the pond once it is all fitted and then the nightmare of having to get it all out.

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Old 11-05-2006, 09:14 PM posted to rec.ponds
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"seneca" wrote in message
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I'm about to install a pond and have heard that some people use a
special fabric layer on the soil, before they put the liner down.
Apparently it stops little stones sticking through. I just happen to
have a load of oold carpet and the underlay that I have taken out of
the house when a wooden flor was layed. I was wondering whether this
would be ok.


Check it 10 times over for missed nails, staples or carpet-tacks.

I could put down both the carpet and the underlay for
extra cushioning. What I need to know is would the carpet begin to
smell once it got damp.


Since it'll be covered with a rubber liner you wouldn't smell anything.

The last thing I want to do is have a terrinble
smell coming from around the pond once it is all fitted and then the
nightmare of having to get it all out.


Wouldn't any underlay develop a damp odor to some degree? Mine is tucked
away under the rock necklace. I never smelled anything moldy or funky
around the ponds. Well, that is unless something DIED there.....
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:29 PM posted to rec.ponds
 
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I dont like the carpet, the backing quickly rots and frankly, it is horribly bulky
and difficult to get it to set correctly... OTOH, the padding is excellent, is
completely synthetic, wont rot, can be duct taped into position after cutting and
after 6 years it is still FEELS like foam when walked on.

GET EVERY SINGLE NAIL AND STAPLE OR YOU WILL HAVE LEAKS. Ingrid

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I'm about to install a pond and have heard that some people use a
special fabric layer on the soil, before they put the liner down.
Apparently it stops little stones sticking through. I just happen to
have a load of oold carpet and the underlay that I have taken out of
the house when a wooden flor was layed. I was wondering whether this
would be ok. I could put down both the carpet and the underlay for
extra cushioning. What I need to know is would the carpet begin to
smell once it got damp. The last thing I want to do is have a terrinble
smell coming from around the pond once it is all fitted and then the
nightmare of having to get it all out.




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Old 12-05-2006, 02:59 PM posted to rec.ponds
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LIsteing to this bitch and she will have yu thinking you can line it
with your old dirty underwear as well...........pay her no attentin
she is just an old babbling fool with a big chip on her both
shoulders. All her answers to questins is a copy paste or her own
interpretatin of what is posted on other websites......

On Thu, 11 May 2006 15:14:17 -0500, "Koi-Lo" wrote:

"seneca" wrote in message
...

I'm about to install a pond and have heard that some people use a
special fabric layer on the soil, before they put the liner down.
Apparently it stops little stones sticking through. I just happen to
have a load of oold carpet and the underlay that I have taken out of
the house when a wooden flor was layed. I was wondering whether this
would be ok.

Check it 10 times over for missed nails, staples or carpet-tacks.

I could put down both the carpet and the underlay for
extra cushioning. What I need to know is would the carpet begin to
smell once it got damp.

Since it'll be covered with a rubber liner you wouldn't smell anything.

The last thing I want to do is have a terrinble
smell coming from around the pond once it is all fitted and then the
nightmare of having to get it all out.

Wouldn't any underlay develop a damp odor to some degree? Mine is tucked
away under the rock necklace. I never smelled anything moldy or funky
around the ponds. Well, that is unless something DIED there.....



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Old 12-05-2006, 10:47 PM posted to rec.ponds
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TCC Taking Care of Carol wrote:
LIsteing to this bitch and she will have yu thinking you can line it
with your old dirty underwear as well...........pay her no attentin
she is just an old babbling fool with a big chip on her both
shoulders. All her answers to questins is a copy paste or her own
interpretatin of what is posted on other websites......

Who cares??? If the info she posts is helpfull, who cares where it comes
from???
You're pathetic!!
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Old 13-05-2006, 03:06 AM posted to rec.ponds
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I may be pathetic, but your still from Britain and I am from the USA
and no matter how you look at it, and that means a lot. Perhaps its
not a good idea for you to use your " mums knickers" or the Queen
mothers pictures to line your carps pond with, better stay with your
own knickers.........Ya just jealeous you can't even become a Canuck!
Try a Frenchie.....................boy!



On Fri, 12 May 2006 22:47:28 +0100, "BoyPete"
wrote:
TCC Taking Care of Carol wrote:
LIsteing to this bitch and she will have yu thinking you can line it
with your old dirty underwear as well...........pay her no attentin
she is just an old babbling fool with a big chip on her both
shoulders. All her answers to questins is a copy paste or her own
interpretatin of what is posted on other websites......

Who cares??? If the info she posts is helpfull, who cares where it comes
from???
You're pathetic!!



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given freely, take em or leave em, I am entitled to
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only worth $1.....but I am entitled to "MY" opinion...
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