Garden Refurbishment#1

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Blog entry by pommy posted 04-08-2009 09:18 PM 3797 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys this is my first every blog so please bear with me

we moved in to our new house two years ago now and since we moved we have been meaning to get rid off the eye sore of a pond in the back garden it measured 17 foot by 9 foot and we hated it so this winter i took the bulls by the horn and started to dismantle the wretched thing after struggling with a bolster chiesel and club hammer i managed to remove the first two levels of concrete blocks i realised that the guy who built the damm thing loved concrete and lots of it he used 9 newton blocks and filled the gavatiy with concrete i understand the water pressure ratio to size of said pond but i really think it was overkill so out came the kango
the first picture is the hole we created


second picture is wife playing at builder

third picture is wife kangoing the top end of the hole

after we had broken down to ground level the lads helped me to start breaking up the ground at the base of the hole


thanks for your time next installment coming soon


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#1 posted 04-08-2009 10:53 PM

Hi Andy

Here I thought removing an old brick barbecue in my back yard when I moved in was bad. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 04-08-2009 11:04 PM

Looks like a good crew to help! Keep us posted.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 04-08-2009 11:05 PM

There’s just something powerful about successfully breaking up concrete; uh, unless you hit it with a sledge and just manage to chip it. Then there’s nothing powerful at all. Looks like you’ve got some help there.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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