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by JDWood
February 17th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Members Area
Topic: Winter Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Winter Cover

I constructed boxes around the showers and the panels are pushed against the shower boxes with the pipe insulation providing the barrier. I also purchased a used greenhouse which has plenty of room for a couple of chairs. The last row of panels was elevated to connect the greenhouse. In the next few...
by JDWood
February 17th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Members Area
Topic: Winter Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Winter Cover

So as to make it easy to connect the panels at the side of the pond, I made a loading jig. I position the first panel in the jig and then push it into the unistut channel across the pond, and position the second panel in the jig and then join them. The combined panels then simply roll into place. It...
by JDWood
February 17th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Members Area
Topic: Winter Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Winter Cover

I found out that the back-to-back unistrut did not provide sufficient strength, and the unistrut actually bent a little. I could not readily access aluminum i-beams (I have found them, but they are to far away to justify driving there to get them, let me know if you are travelling from St. Louis to ...
by JDWood
February 17th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Members Area
Topic: Winter Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Winter Cover

Since I wanted the cover to collect sun more efficiently, I needed the covers to face south. So I used unistrut as a crossbeam, and to angle the covers to the south. Each of the panels was supported by rollers so I could easily move the panels into position.
by JDWood
February 17th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Members Area
Topic: Winter Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Winter Cover

I was able to find some aluminum trusses that are used for RVs and trailers. The trusses are very lightweight, and the length is perfect for a 4x8 sheet of plywood. My plan was to use 4x8 polycarbonate, and I found a site that sold 8 mm twinwall 4x8 (actual dimensions are, of course, slightly smalle...
by JDWood
February 17th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Members Area
Topic: Winter Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Winter Cover

So since I have a "free" night, I thought I would share my winter pond cover. I have been covering my pond with a plastic greenhouse sheet over a lumber frame. The cover was reasonably effective, holding up well to the snow. The cover only lasted a year or so, however, before becoming too ...
by JDWood
February 15th, 2020, 3:01 am
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Tokyo/Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Winter 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 6599

Re: Tokyo/Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Winter 2020

Lesa Rae is ecstatic that you will not be posting any more pictures! Funny you should mention that. Your wife isn’t the only one and a few people asked when I could stop because they didn’t have the strength to resist. It has been an exceptional year from my perspective. The skin quality on more th...
by JDWood
February 14th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Tokyo/Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Winter 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 6599

Re: Tokyo/Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Winter 2020

Lesa Rae is ecstatic that you will not be posting any more pictures!
by JDWood
February 13th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Tokyo/Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Winter 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 6599

Re: Tokyo/Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Winter 2020

Will Hiroi have nisai avalable on your nest trip/are you thinking of visiting him for nisai?

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