PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Coolwon » November 27th, 2017, 9:20 pm

Hi Russ,
Is this a stupid question?
If I don't ask I will never know.
Can the concrete slab take all the distributed weight of the pond water?
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 28th, 2017, 6:39 am

Coolwon wrote:Hi Russ,
Is this a stupid question?
If I don't ask I will never know.
Can the concrete slab take all the distributed weight of the pond water?
Garfield



Yes, I do not think it will be a problem, but, if it the slab were thin and unsupported, it would be a different story.
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 28th, 2017, 5:06 pm

There has been so much to do since the move, both inside the house and out, but I decided to get some more work done on the Koi tanks. The outer forms have been fastened to the ground with TapCons and I started in on the plumbing for the drains. I precut all of the small pieces for the 90's first and then assembled them. BTW, I pointed out how these long sweep 90's were very inexpensive here. It turns out that, if you buy them in boxes of 10 the price goes down to $2.99 each.
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 28th, 2017, 5:07 pm

I put down a thermal barrier on the concrete floor in each of the tanks and then installed the plumbing for the bottom drains.
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 28th, 2017, 5:07 pm

The two 4" pipes come out the back of the forms and will eventually connect to the Red Label RDF's. I made sure to shim up the pipe so that I can put fittings on after the pour.
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 30th, 2017, 6:06 pm

I mentioned earlier that we have an outdoor furnace and we are going to use it to heat the PSKoi greenhouse. The goal is to keep the ambient temperature in there, during the winter time, between 65-70 degrees. It takes a wood to make it work so we ordered 30 ricks of firewood. 3 ricks makes a cord of wood but a cord of wood here is 4' x 4' x 8'. We used to order firewood in California, when you were allowed to burn it, and I don't ever remember having a cord of wood be this big. Could it be that a cord of wood is different in California? Probably not, I think we were just getting ripped off. Wood here is about 1/3 the cost of what I used to pay in California so this is going to be a very economical way to heat the greenhouse. What you see in these pictures is only 12 ricks. This barn is 60' long.
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 30th, 2017, 6:07 pm

I installed all of the T-8's for the forms today.
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 30th, 2017, 6:08 pm

This is the view behind the tanks and is where the Red Label RDF's are going.
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 30th, 2017, 6:09 pm

The front of the tanks.
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Re: PSKoi - Build in Thorntown Indiana

Postby Russell Peters » November 30th, 2017, 6:09 pm

I also got started on cutting and bending up the rebar as I will start installing it tomorrow.
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