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Re: leaking pond/ newspaper

I, too, use wet newspaper to line liner ponds.  I find it is much  better 
than the underlayment that one can purchase, or old carpeting or pads  too.  
Advantage being that it conforms to any shape that you have and  doesn't have 
those awful folds like underlayment or carpet does.  It has to  be about a 1/4- 
1/2 inch thick minimum  and makes a substance called  "gley".  This not only 
pads the liner against any rocks, roots, etc. but it  also stops leaks.  
Apparently when there is a leak in the liner, the gley  does not leach out the water 
like the soil or other padding would.  It is  more or less waterproof.  So for 
that reason alone it is worth doing.   However, it would have to be touching 
the liner in order for this to work, so  I'm not sure how it would work with a 
preformed hard plastic liner, unless it  was put on the pond before putting it 
in the ground since one usually backfills  the hole when putting in a hard 
David is your pond a hard liner or rubber flex. liner???  Just  curious.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 7/17/2005 11:02:33 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Actually  I'm trying to shed those pesty expounds but here is why I use wet  
newspaper.  I used it to line the hole we dug so that the liner  didn't touch 
rock and dirt when we lined the hole.  It's like an  insulating layer between 
the plastic and the  earth.

- ----- Original  Message ----- 
From: "Judy Browning"  <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent:  Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] leaking pond- help  needed

> wet newspaper? please  expound.

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