123 reputation
6
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Oct 31 at 21:02

Oct
31
comment What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?
I see what you mean. I will try this at the weekend.
Oct
29
answered What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?
Oct
29
comment What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?
It's a good suggestion but even off the floor the pump is not free from sediment. (I have tried!) This is due to the placement of the pond (under trees). The fountains all have large nozzles, so the system should be able to handle sucking up sediment and passing it through, if only I can stop it being deposited in the hoses!
Oct
25
comment What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?
Hi @TomG, I have mounted the pump slightly off the bottom. I can't remember the specs off the top of my head (I will get them but its very cold out atm!) though they are just about adequate for the height of the fountain. Part of the issue is that a flow rate high enough to prevent constriction, is too high for an attractive water feature. That is, we restrict the rate to the one we want, but that rate is low enough that the pipes become clogged. Another thought I just had about that was to get a very big centrifugal pump and a speed controller with flow sensor.
Oct
25
asked What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?
Aug
28
comment Repair/replacement of overdrilled wall
@Inductiveload, I can't say for certain what the wall is made of, but going by the texture and fibre you can see in the close-up the 'second' layer looks like the original plaster. It seems someone has skimmed it since, probably in order to paint it. You could fill the holes behind that layer with cement, but I would just fill with plaster and skim as above. If you want to mount anything to the area, just move over a few inches and use some heavy duty (i.e.: large) wall plugs.
Aug
25
awarded  Editor
Aug
25
revised Repair/replacement of overdrilled wall
added 752 characters in body
Aug
25
awarded  Teacher
Aug
25
answered Repair/replacement of overdrilled wall
Aug
24
comment What to use to attach copper to stone?
This is it. I foolishly thought since mastic is naturally occurring the products based on it must have fairly similar properties. Using another (Gold Label Pond and Aquarium Sealer) and they are already fixed. Thanks!
Aug
24
awarded  Scholar
Aug
24
accepted What to use to attach copper to stone?
Aug
16
asked What to use to attach copper to stone?
Nov
30
awarded  Student
Jul
5
comment Where to find glass 'support' requirements?
I know you didn't, thats why I went into such (probably excrutiating ;)) detail, so you knew I acctually had real reasons behind my opinion and wasn't just being a reactionary jerk to you (hope that came across :D))
Jul
4
comment Where to find glass 'support' requirements?
(I also believe the number of comments it took to post that serves to prove my point about the format of this site vs. an actual forum! :D)
Jul
4
awarded  Commentator
Jul
4
comment Where to find glass 'support' requirements?
Someone bodges the electrics its 'dangerous', but theres a 99.999% chance that what happens is one or two safety devices 'up-wire' will operate and a pro will fix it (need proof? Check out DIYNOT and see how many people say 'I replaced my ceiling rose now whenever I turn on the switch it goes bang'). I have never heard of someone dieing as a direct result of poor DIY. I can completely see where you are coming from, but I think sites like this are a very valuable resource, and knowledge should't be hidden because someone might hurt themselves with it.
Jul
4
comment Where to find glass 'support' requirements?
or cutting their walls they will realise when a job really is over their head and stop (and if they don't they'll at least realise when they messed up and call a pro to fix it) c. (This one is a bit contentious!) Both our buildings and the creatures that inhabit them are alot more resilient than we give them credit for. The last time I was in Egypt the truck driver pulled over and proceeded to top up its brake fluid res. with tap water - you suggest that on here and half the members would have kittens! but I'm guessing he'd been doing it for years and will continue to do it for many more.