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Re: leaking pond- definitely a crack


I tried to use something like that on the water line to my xtra toilet last
Cmas.  The hardware store people cautioned me it would not set up properly
if it were wet during the process.  It did hold the water at bay for an hour
or so, long enough to get a plumber in here to cap it off.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa -yhoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] leaking pond- definitely a crack


> OK- well bad news-  either the Waterweld didn't work
> or my mother in her enthusiasm to clean out the dang
> pond managed to crack another part.  Either way
> tonight when she refilled the pond, the water started
> leaking out again.  I'm going to try tomorrow AM to go
> over, measure the pond, get her to empty the water out
> while I go to the pond store and buy a liner, come
> back and put the liner in.  Then take a shower and
> leave for the airport by 1 pm.  We'll see how far I
> get....
>
> Theresa
>
> --- Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Theresa, our ground doesn't freeze here and Austin
> > is 4 hours South of
> > here, so safe to say it shouldn't there either.
> > Hope all goes well
> > for your trip tomorrow and good news is that Emily
> > is predicted to hit
> > down in Mexico south of Brownsville now, so you
> > shouldn't be affected
> > at all.
> >
> >
> > On 7/19/05, Theresa -yhoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Actually-  I'm in Texas right now- where my mom
> > lives.
> > >  Suffice it to say, I don't think it was freeze
> > thaw
> > > here either.  The pond wasn't installed well in
> > the
> > > first place and of course it is just PVC.  The
> > back
> > > edge which got the crack has actually sunk at
> > least an
> > > inch since it was installed 3 years ago- so I'm
> > sure
> > > that created stress and then finally cracked.  I
> > used
> > > the Waterweld stuff Chris recommended.  It is
> > > nontoxic- in fact it is approved to be used for
> > > potable water- so fish and plants should be fine.
> > I
> > > know that the pond will crack again at some point,
> > but
> > > if this works for now- I'll be happy.  We'll find
> > out
> > > when my mom refills it this evening.  If this
> > doesn't
> > > work- then the idea for throwing a flexible liner
> > > inside the existing pond shell sounds like a great
> > > idea (in fact the woman at the water garden store
> > we
> > > went to this AM suggested the same thing).  Thanks
> > all
> > > for your help.
> > >
> > > Theresa
> > >
> > > P.S.  They had the Waterweld at Walmart here- in
> > the
> > > automotive dept.
> > >
> > > --- "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > > What freeze thaw- she is in California?!?
> > > >
> > > > Oh.  D'oh!  :)  I claim heat exposure.  Or
> > > > something.
> > > >
> > > > Chris
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
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