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Photos of Pondless Waterfall, Rain Water Harvesting System


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should we use rain waterharvesting systems
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Photos of Pondless Waterfall, Rain Water Harvesting System Reply with quote

Photos of Pondless Waterfall, Rain Water Harvesting System


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pondigger

It's evident you've put some work into that ,it looks well. Have you some way of stopping leaves and debris from the guttering entering the system ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi, i have a filter on the pipe going in to the tank.in the ground
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent , the guttering around here becomes a veritable disaster area from the trees. Nice work Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:33 am    Post subject: pondless waterfall Reply with quote

hi job not finished ,when i have the project finished,i will post more photo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Ponddigger, Just wondering why this is called a pondless waterfall as your photos show a pond below the waterfall. My understanding of a pondless waterfall is no visible pond at end.
Is the rainwater harvesting system used as part of this water feature?
Well done so far, looking forward to seeing finished pics.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: pondless waterfall Reply with quote

hi i need a small pool of water at the end of the waterfall for splash of water.the rainwater harvesting system is part of the pondless system
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pondigger, If I understand you correctly are you saying you use water in pond to reduce splash. If thats the case is it really fair to call this a pondless water feature? (naturally I dont refer to a manufacturers name but a style of ponds, pondless being where instead of a visible pond water, the water is hidden beneath a covered reservoir.
What benefit do you see with the rain harvesting system here in Ireland?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: pondless Reply with quote

hi where i live the mains water is very poor ,we are cut off very often so with system ican water the garden ,wash car and truck ,flush toilets ect all free water off garage roof
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see why you need such a system then. Its just a pity you cant get a good reliable water supply to your home especially because to use the harvested water systems as you show and describe generally require electrical pumps to push water to toilets etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ponddigger is there a simpler way to harvest rainwater. i am looking to keep things simple. I know there are water butts. I am looking at how to get the water around the garden without having to carry it. By the way the tank in the ground where can these be sourced secondhand and can it act as a butt.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ponddigger, may I have your permission to use your picture of a waterfall in another post I am writing. I am asking here so that all can see I did ask first.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: valkan Reply with quote

sure no problem
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: brennan.jm Reply with quote

look at photo no4, this tank can be over ground, it holds 250gallons of water you can get second hand very easily for about 50 euros all you do is connected to your down spout. not hard to do yours ponddigger
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: brennan.jm Reply with quote

hi brennan.jm.the tank must be up off the ground ,about 3 feet then when you connected the garden hose it will work by gravity flow yours ponddigger
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