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#508095 - 06/25/19 09:25 AM Structure
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Registered: 11/28/17
Posts: 20
Loc: Bentonville, Arkansas
Last night i finished a few artificial structures, taken from ideas i ripped from this forum....from old "scrap" I had around.
I used the top and bottom of an old deer feeder, waterline i've been dodging with my tractor for 4 years, old paint buckets (concrete inside), and old water hoses.


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#508096 - 06/25/19 09:28 AM Re: Structure [Re: jpws]
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Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1520
Loc: NE Missouri
Cool. Similar to the ones I made. I stood mine up though and sunk it in concrete in a 5 gal bucket. One thing I did wrong was not put a couple of boards beneath the bucket to keep it upright. I know two of the four I put in have tipped over. I imagine they are still doing their job, but maybe not as well.
Just an FYI,
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#508113 - 06/25/19 01:03 PM Re: Structure [Re: jpws]
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Registered: 04/22/18
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Loc: Louisiana
Strange how the simplest things to solve a problem, like screwing a couple of pieces of scrap wood to the bottom of a bucket to stabilize it, seems to go unthought of until it's too late (or at least not without some effort) to fix.
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#508140 - 06/26/19 06:41 AM Re: Structure [Re: jpws]
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Looks good.
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#508176 - 06/26/19 12:47 PM Re: Structure [Re: jpws]
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Nice work. Keep in mind that the ponds have a vertical dimension (bottom to top structure is important).
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