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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Drain on lovely lawn Reply with quote

Hi i have a 16x16 foot lawn but a lot of it is real wet , at the back of this is a stream and a big Field of just Bog , there is a 2 foot drop from my Garden to the Stream.

Also there is a Oil-drum on-top of concrete at Bottom of Garden before the stream and i think this is not help-in with Drainage .

I Don't have much money so How can i Drain it a bit better into the Stream , i have some Stones from Beach i could use ?

HELP
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi finnagen.post a few photos so we might help Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will get some picture up ASAP , thanks .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Here are photo's Reply with quote

These photo's i hope help with sorting my Drain problem as you can see next to the Table were it all is collecting i think due to oil Drum at Bottom of Garden .

The field over the back is just bog .

Looking from the house it is South west , the tree's in field over block sun when it goe's round over them mostly the Damp bit is Shadowed with Tree's .

Hope this helps give you a picture .



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any one ? Help .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just dig your drain about a foot wide and put that yellow drainage pipe in, that you can buy at farmers' co-ops. Fill the rest of the drain with pea gravel and to the width of the path you're proposing to make.

That yellow drainage pipe is as cheap as chips and so is pea gravel.

I wouldn't bother with your stones that you have for drainage. I'd just use them to put a nice feature in the garden.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks should i start pipe from top of garden or just half way down were its Gathering .

€25 for that yellow drain pipe and thats only 12 foot i need 18, thats at local farm shop .

I am in the kerry Kingdom were they still think the Celt tiger is going strong ha ha
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just wondering why the water is gathering in one spot. Are the storm drains from the downpipes of the house finishing there?

In an ideal world, you'd construct a herring-bone system of drainage channels over the whole of the back garden.

At least you're in a much better position than other people because you have somewhere for the water to flow into......the stream. You're lucky really.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes i am lucky to have Stream at Back Especially since i am such a Novice , all the pipes are to the side or go out front of house. i have googled the Herring bone but i am a bit Worried of Disturbing the Oil pipe Coming up from that Eye sore of a Oil drum .

Thanks so much for Comments i will Add pictures as i go !

And will be asking more Questions to be Sure .
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not many people know this but you can actually bury your oil tank underground and the pump in your burner will suck the heating oil up.

You could also build a wooden fence around the tank.

You could buy a cheap shed and put the tank inside.

You could heap stones up against the tank and plant alpines there.

There's loads of things you can do with that tank. Incidentally I put mine inside a shed years ago as I think they are the most frightful eyesores outside. Mine is metal and it still hasn't rusted through yet. I'm thinking of calling it a "Classic!" Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Again , i went to builders yard and it was 9 euro for a 25kg bag of stones , would this be enough for just round pipe ? i dont know how much Stone .
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: eye sore Reply with quote

hi finnigan,photos of fence to cover tank Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: stones Reply with quote

hi finnegan.what are you doing with the stones,before we can tell you how much you need Question Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks Again , i went to builders yard and it was 9 euro for a 25kg bag of stones , would this be enough for just round pipe ? i dont know how much Stone .


Get a local farmer to get you a tractor trailer of pea gravel.

A full load (6 tonne) should cost €60 and you can either sell the surplus to your neighbours (at a profit) or use the surplus for various purposes around the garden.

Buying individually wrapped bags is a disaster economically for your drain and path. Don't even think about it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again i am gettin some Stones of a friend , i will not get individual bags now .

Also i found i can Drill holes in normal pipe to save me Money Too .

Will put up pictures when i start project , many thanks again .
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