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#442676 04/02/16 10:50 PM
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Hope the pics show up. A fun little pvc project I worked on. It's gonna be a fish magnet.
http://s90.photobucket.com/user/probass/slideshow/Pvc%20trees

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Very creative, bet they should work fine. Did you just make the holes a little smaller than the pipe or did you use something like silicone to hold em in place? Do you plan to attach weights? Thanks for sharing.


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Looks cool keep us posted how the fish take to it

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I used 1/2" pvc. I Drilled a 3/4 hole, outer hole needed to be reamed it a lil bigger and the inner lining of the pipe was a little thinner so I just hammered the pvc through. The pipe fit surprisingly snug. I'm not sure how im gonna secure them in place yet, I have a few ideas. They still have 1/2 acre left to dig so I'll decide how and where I'll place them. I'll post pics when I get to that point.

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Nice work and a new idea. Will add to the archive on structure . Thanks.
















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Looks awesome! Be sure to drill some vent holes to let trapped air out between the smooth wall and corrugations. Couldn't you secure it by driving a couple side lengths of PVC sections into the clay? Driven in at angles should stop lift. You could also use a union on the as a stop for the anchor length to keep the assembly from lifting off the anchor pipes...?

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Would you mind me asking what the cost of that large corrugated pipe was.....my guess is it was expensive. I just made a 5' X 5' prototype "Georgia Cube" (Google it for pics, instructions, etc.)using 1 inch PVC and it took an entire 100 foot spool of 4 inch corrugated drain pipe to "fill it in" so to speak....that translated to about $60 worth of materials (PVC, drain pipe, glue, galvanized screws)....that is too expensive IMO.
I think I can build 5' X 3' cubes for around $38/$39 each all in...of course you get more efficient the more of these types of things you build. Trying to reduce costs is a focus since I need at least 15 of these PVC structures.


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Originally Posted By: bassmaster61
Would you mind me asking what the cost of that large corrugated pipe was.....my guess is it was expensive. I just made a 5' X 5' prototype "Georgia Cube" (Google it for pics, instructions, etc.)using 1 inch PVC and it took an entire 100 foot spool of 4 inch corrugated drain pipe to "fill it in" so to speak....that translated to about $60 worth of materials (PVC, drain pipe, glue, galvanized screws)....that is too expensive IMO.
I think I can build 5' X 3' cubes for around $38/$39 each all in...of course you get more efficient the more of these types of things you build. Trying to reduce costs is a focus since I need at least 15 of these PVC structures.


Fortunately someone gave me that pipe. I'm sure it was costly.

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Not sure what I'm gonna do with there but they will be structure with pvc ! An old 600 gal tank 10ft tall and a broken port-a-cool.

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To weight it you could tie two concrete blocks together with 2-3 ft. of rope between, then just drape the rope over the culvert once in place. Blocks will just add to the structure and are cheap.


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Originally Posted By: Hook
Originally Posted By: bassmaster61
Would you mind me asking what the cost of that large corrugated pipe was.....my guess is it was expensive. I just made a 5' X 5' prototype "Georgia Cube" (Google it for pics, instructions, etc.)using 1 inch PVC and it took an entire 100 foot spool of 4 inch corrugated drain pipe to "fill it in" so to speak....that translated to about $60 worth of materials (PVC, drain pipe, glue, galvanized screws)....that is too expensive IMO.
I think I can build 5' X 3' cubes for around $38/$39 each all in...of course you get more efficient the more of these types of things you build. Trying to reduce costs is a focus since I need at least 15 of these PVC structures.


Fortunately someone gave me that pipe. I'm sure it was costly.


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Another one done

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Port-a-cool is filled with dirt, i will put some sort of structure on top.

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Cut the water tank in half and filled it with dirt.

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That top barrel is awesome. I bet it is a FHM magnet. I bet if you slid in some flat sections (think of floors in a building) separated by about 12" inside that barrel that even some perch would be tempted to go in those inviting holes and leave some egg strands behind.

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Wow nice structures, should provide your fish with some really good habitat. Good luck on your new pond smile

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I like the low-profile units in that last pic, with my water level fluctuations, I can't have it looking like a junk yard during low water. I don"t want to give her ANOTHER reason to fuss at me!

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Nice structure & habitat you built!!! Great ideas!!!


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looks good hook, I enjoy finding stuff to make cover. I have used one of those blue drums and added plant pots attaching them to the sides of the drums. like broken limbs on a tree trunk. And I have used old garden hoses cut into lengths and attached them to the drums.
its fun to mix mash old stuff that lays around or going to the dump.

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Nice work !!! Tell us where you will put them.
















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Hook, What is the blue piping? Is that a pvc?


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Man that is otherworldly and looks awesome. I feel sorry for any random kid that decides to take a dip in your pond...lol.

How to did you secure the PVC to the top of the plastic dome? I am working on a standard PVC tree, but might go with the color stuff from this site:

PVC Pipe and Fittings for Building Stuff

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Originally Posted By: TKD
Hook, What is the blue piping? Is that a pvc?

Yes pvc flexible water line

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Well the rule in this pond is no swimming!! I drilled the holes just a hair smaller an drove in the pipe with a hammer.
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Man that is otherworldly and looks awesome. I feel sorry for any random kid that decides to take a dip in your pond...lol.

How to did you secure the PVC to the top of the plastic dome? I am working on a standard PVC tree, but might go with the color stuff from this site:

PVC Pipe and Fittings for Building Stuff

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