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Old 06-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #46
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The pump that is required for the waterfall, must pump 350 gph at 3 feet head. I doubt a solar powered pump can meet that continously all day and all night. The water must run continously or algae can take hold much quicker on the waterfall. I placed a piece of barley straw in its catch basin to control algae.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:04 PM   #47
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I finally got around to posting pictures of the finished job to my website. It only took me about one hour to run the conduit underground after digging out the trench. There is a gfci on the brick wall and the extension receptical is taken off of that. It runs along the wall to near my neighbors fence and then down below the concrete towards the garden.

Rather then placing a 4 x 4 post directly into the ground to hold the receptical, I opted to install one of those heavy duty type post holders to support the conduit and the receptical box. You need a maul to drive it into the ground. This is a better idea because if the post rots, it can be easily changed.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:39 PM   #48
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Looks good!

Thanks for letting us know how it went. (And see! )

Now, doesn't that look so much nicer than an extension cord?
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:01 PM   #49
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Yes, it does look better. The toughest part of this job was not running the conduit underground but breaking out a 18 inch square piece of concrete, even after drilling one inch holes in each corner and a few in the center, plus grinding around the perimeter down to about one inch.

I had to be very careful about it because my neighbor just had new concrete patio poured a year ago and the new divider strip was not long enough and was about eight inches short. So his contractor allowed the pour to go against my concrete. I was concerned and hoping that I would break just my side. This was my first attempt at breaking concrete between my neighbors side and mine. Well, everything went allright.

I have to stop doing this kind of bull work. I am 67 years old and the time has come for me to stop acting like I am 30.
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it's important for you to avoid the water from the extension cords.
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