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Old 14-10-2004, 01:50 PM
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I'll have a pile of it soon, probably next week, and I'd much rather have it
end up under someone's pond liner than in a landfill. So if you're planning
to build a pond anytime soon, and live a reasonable distance from Tampa,
email me: .

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Old 14-10-2004, 03:06 PM
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The only piece of advice I can give about using old carpet for under a pond is
this, make sure you get all the tacks out. I know of someone that thought they
were all out and one was still in the carpet. It made quite a large hole in
their liner. What a mess that was.
Jan
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Old 14-10-2004, 04:10 PM
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On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:50:57 GMT, "Harriett Wright"
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I'll have a pile of it soon, probably next week, and I'd much rather have it
end up under someone's pond liner than in a landfill.


Actually the carpet stores recycle it. Ask who picks it up and they
can get yours, too.


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Old 14-10-2004, 07:32 PM
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get totally synthetic foam carpet underlayment. works fantastically well, is
extremely easy to handle, get into the hole, stays put and after 6 years mine is
still "padding" the bottom of the pond when I walk in there. Ingrid


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Old 15-10-2004, 03:18 AM
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get totally synthetic foam carpet underlayment. works fantastically well,

is
extremely easy to handle, get into the hole, stays put and after 6 years

mine is
still "padding" the bottom of the pond when I walk in there. Ingrid


That's what I was going to say. Clarence



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get totally synthetic foam carpet underlayment. works fantastically well,

is
extremely easy to handle, get into the hole, stays put and after 6 years

mine is
still "padding" the bottom of the pond when I walk in there. Ingrid


That's what I was going to say. Clarence



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Old 15-10-2004, 05:18 PM
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Do you do the sides or just the bottom?

Paula delurking

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get totally synthetic foam carpet underlayment. works fantastically well,

is
extremely easy to handle, get into the hole, stays put and after 6 years

mine is
still "padding" the bottom of the pond when I walk in there. Ingrid





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Old 15-10-2004, 05:26 PM
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Why doesn't the carpet rot, dissolve, and lose its usefulness?

rtk

Paula wrote:
Do you do the sides or just the bottom?

Paula delurking

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get totally synthetic foam carpet underlayment. works fantastically well,


is

extremely easy to handle, get into the hole, stays put and after 6 years


mine is

still "padding" the bottom of the pond when I walk in there. Ingrid






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Old 15-10-2004, 07:16 PM
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the whole thing. we did try the carpet but the carpet was heavy, kept falling into
the hole (we went for straight sides) and the wrinkles in the carpet made the pond
"lumpy". when we ripped the pond out (we were in sand and the pond sides slide) we
found the carpet was rotting so we tossed it and got the carpet padding instead.. DH
dumpster dived for it behind carpet stores. Ingrid

" Paula" wrote:

Do you do the sides or just the bottom?



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the whole thing. we did try the carpet but the carpet was heavy, kept falling into
the hole (we went for straight sides) and the wrinkles in the carpet made the pond
"lumpy". when we ripped the pond out (we were in sand and the pond sides slide) we
found the carpet was rotting so we tossed it and got the carpet padding instead.. DH
dumpster dived for it behind carpet stores. Ingrid

" Paula" wrote:

Do you do the sides or just the bottom?



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well.. it does. most carpet is synthetic so it just sits there, but the backing is
jute, an organic which does rot. Ingrid

rtk wrote:

Why doesn't the carpet rot, dissolve, and lose its usefulness?

rtk



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Thank you. I'm finally starting my pond after lurking here for four years.
I'm hoping to have it ready for water (fish and plants next spring)before
winter gets here. I know this probably isn't the best time to get started,
but better now than this time next year.
Paula


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the whole thing. we did try the carpet but the carpet was heavy, kept

falling into
the hole (we went for straight sides) and the wrinkles in the carpet made

the pond
"lumpy". when we ripped the pond out (we were in sand and the pond sides

slide) we
found the carpet was rotting so we tossed it and got the carpet padding

instead.. DH
dumpster dived for it behind carpet stores. Ingrid

" Paula" wrote:

Do you do the sides or just the bottom?



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compensation for all the damn work I do, nor for any of the
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Thank you. I'm finally starting my pond after lurking here for four years.
I'm hoping to have it ready for water (fish and plants next spring)before
winter gets here. I know this probably isn't the best time to get started,
but better now than this time next year.
Paula


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the whole thing. we did try the carpet but the carpet was heavy, kept

falling into
the hole (we went for straight sides) and the wrinkles in the carpet made

the pond
"lumpy". when we ripped the pond out (we were in sand and the pond sides

slide) we
found the carpet was rotting so we tossed it and got the carpet padding

instead.. DH
dumpster dived for it behind carpet stores. Ingrid

" Paula" wrote:

Do you do the sides or just the bottom?



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Old 16-10-2004, 03:40 PM
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actually fall is a great time of year to get going. the soil is dry, there are
usually wonderful cool clear days for digging and planting. a pond filled with water
in winter will be nicely aged by spring and ready for the fish. Ingrid

" Paula" wrote:

Thank you. I'm finally starting my pond after lurking here for four years.
I'm hoping to have it ready for water (fish and plants next spring)before
winter gets here. I know this probably isn't the best time to get started,
but better now than this time next year.
Paula



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actually fall is a great time of year to get going. the soil is dry, there are
usually wonderful cool clear days for digging and planting. a pond filled with water
in winter will be nicely aged by spring and ready for the fish. Ingrid

" Paula" wrote:

Thank you. I'm finally starting my pond after lurking here for four years.
I'm hoping to have it ready for water (fish and plants next spring)before
winter gets here. I know this probably isn't the best time to get started,
but better now than this time next year.
Paula



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