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Built This Waterfall (Video added) #7615313
06/29/22 12:47 PM
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A customer asked me if I could build him a waterfall before the Fourth of July. I told him if he got it ordered and got it to his house soon enough I probably could.

I used a small Kubota with forks attached to the front bucket to move the cast concrete rocks from the shipping pallet to the backyard.

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Me and a helper did a partial dry stack to make sure the plumbing and electrical conduit chases were going to line up on this convex radius.

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We unstacked it then began setting the base rocks in mortar beds. I used the bubble wrap as a mortar bib to keep as much out of the pool as I could. These things are usually built before the pool is filled.

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A mortar bed for a second course rock. We set the rocks on the two by twos to avoid too much squeeze out and then carefully removed them.


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Leveling one of the rocks on its mortar bed.

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We finished it yesterday. The plumber is scheduled to be there today and hook up the water. I told the owner to send me some pictures.

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I don’t know why the owner took such a short video but…






Eh...wot?

Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615321
06/29/22 01:00 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Lugnut -

That, sir, is a piece of art. Over the past three years my wife and I have been using local rock to face all the foundations of several small cabins we have, as well as facing the cement foundation of our main house. It's given me a real appreciation for the artists that do stone masonry. What you've done there is fantastic. Be sure to let us see the flowing water when you receive pictures. Thanks Lug.

Jack


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615322
06/29/22 01:00 PM
06/29/22 01:00 PM
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Looks pretty neat.


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615331
06/29/22 01:11 PM
06/29/22 01:11 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Good job, will you build one for me?


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615334
06/29/22 01:15 PM
06/29/22 01:15 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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Beautiful art in stone and mortar. Birds absolutely love running water, so they probably will have a look too.

Thanks for sharing.

Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615354
06/29/22 01:32 PM
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Nice work.


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615358
06/29/22 01:42 PM
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Nice work!


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615381
06/29/22 02:17 PM
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Nice work. I believe i would have had to fall in on occasion, by accident of course. Sarge


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615405
06/29/22 02:34 PM
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Really Nice


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615430
06/29/22 02:55 PM
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OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615475
06/29/22 04:01 PM
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Nice job.i built hundreds of waterfalls in the 18 years I worked for a pool company. Usually leave them a few loose diverter stones to change flow of the falls. Never used giant cast like that. Would love to see follow up pics of the flow. Did you use a sheer descent or or pipe it up to a pool with an overflow?

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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615481
06/29/22 04:10 PM
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Well done!


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615490
06/29/22 04:24 PM
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Nice bird bath you have going there grin

Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615578
06/29/22 06:39 PM
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Looks good!


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615631
06/29/22 07:59 PM
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You've got some mad skills, Lugnut!

Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615638
06/29/22 08:05 PM
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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615649
06/29/22 08:16 PM
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You're skilled Lugnut!


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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615656
06/29/22 08:27 PM
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Very nice

Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Lugnut] #7615699
06/29/22 09:19 PM
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Looks great Lug…. Your talented for sure.

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Re: Built This Waterfall [Re: Turtledale] #7615703
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Thanks a bunch everyone!

Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
Good job, will you build one for me?


Of course!


Originally Posted by Turtledale
Nice job.i built hundreds of waterfalls in the 18 years I worked for a pool company. Usually leave them a few loose diverter stones to change flow of the falls. Never used giant cast like that. Would love to see follow up pics of the flow. Did you use a sheer descent or or pipe it up to a pool with an overflow?


There are about six or eight diverter rocks on site. The owner can place them as he sees fit or I will go back and do it. The water is piped up from the base to a pool at the top. I will post a short video in a little while.

The water pipe runs up through a chase left in the cast rocks. There was a second chase for electrical conduit, there will eventually be lighting. In the picture below you can see where I ran the conduit and water pipe up through the chases which were then grouted solid per the manufactures instructions.

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The dual plumbing and electrical chases ran up through multiple layers of rocks so alignment was critical. The manufacturer provided a cover rock that I will probably have to go back and cut around whatever the plumber and electrician do. In the picture below I just have it set in place covering the capped outlets.

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