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Old new pond... new user #517047 02/19/20 09:05 PM
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Hey All, I just stumbled upon your forum and trying to soak in as much as I can.

I've got 1/3 to 1/2 half acre pond that doesn't stay full in the summer. Long and short, I hired a contractor to rebuild it to 1-1.5 acres. It's a deep valley behind the dam and what appears to be a 1-2 acres of tree clearing. 10k yards are estimated for the new dam. We are figuring 20-25 feet deep.

1 month of work including stacking trees I am keeping, finish grading and an overflow drain. What are your thoughts on cost?

Thanks. I'll get some pictures up of what it looks like today.

Re: Old new pond... new user [Re: HTNFSH2] #517049 02/19/20 09:26 PM
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Welcome to the club. That can vary so much. 1 month of work. How many workers? What kind of equipment did they use?

The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Re: Old new pond... new user [Re: RStringer] #517051 02/19/20 09:39 PM
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I'll find out soon enough. Starting Sunday. Equipment is a D3 or bigger, 300 Series trackhoe, big sheepsfoot. 2 guys maybe 3.

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Re: Old new pond... new user [Re: HTNFSH2] #517081 02/20/20 01:25 PM
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Hopefully bigger than a D3! That would take a long time to finish. A D6 was used to build mine and move approximately 20k yards. It took more than a month.

How are you going to know unless you try!

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Re: Old new pond... new user [Re: HTNFSH2] #517100 02/20/20 11:21 PM
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I am standing on the existing dam when the picture was taken. The trees on the opposite side (where the dock is) will all be gone. We want to be able to see the whole thing from the cabin porch.

What I can't decide on yet is what to do with the peninsula that will be carve out of the old dam. Natural stone bank or wood dock/decking?

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