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Making a Volcano... suggestions?
Choptop
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Posted: 2007-05-09 9:47 pm   Permalink

found a resource for the volcano makins....

http://www.bragdonent.com/gfguide.htm

I'm getting down to it. Will take pics of the backyard and site on Thurs. Gas, power, water lines are run. Its time to start gathering supplies.


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Choptop
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Posted: 2007-05-09 9:50 pm   Permalink

if you want flames out the top... here is any easy, but not cheap, way to do it...

http://www.cunninghamliving.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1843

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Choptop
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Posted: 2007-05-09 9:54 pm   Permalink

some more flame sources...

http://www2.yardiac.com/list_categories.asp?tgs=2863694:44466218&cart_id=4522017:825818312168&id=695

and dont forget the red fire glass...

http://www2.yardiac.com/show_category.asp?tgs=2863694:44466218&cart_id=4522017:825818312168&category=1844


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mieko
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Posted: 2007-05-10 09:08 am   Permalink

Wow, great resources Choptop! Thanks for sharing those!
The fire glass is kinda cheaper than I thought. I'd be pretty tempted to do a mix of colors, some red, orange, yellow and clear, since flame/fire isn't really solid red, but a lot more orange.

Maybe I will put a fire pit in my backyard after all.


 
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tikitammy
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From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2007-05-10 2:27 pm   Permalink

I'd also like to thank Choptop for the fire glass link. We recently purchased a propane firepit from Lowes that we have on our deck. This gives me some ideas. THANKS!

 
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King Leo
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Posted: 2007-07-23 2:01 pm   Permalink

Okay! Its been a few months but my wife and I have been working hard. We had to. A co-worker of mine has some Koi fish that he needed a home for and he heard I was building a pond. So we had to work pretty fast.



The hole with some of the bottom plumbing. Concrete was poured over this to base the side walls:



Other View:




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King Leo
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Posted: 2007-07-23 2:05 pm   Permalink

So then we _needed_ to make the Volcano/Waterfall. So we made a base and formed the shape with rebar.




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King Leo
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Posted: 2007-07-23 2:07 pm   Permalink

My wife is the Queen of Concrete ... she somehow was able to coat the tied rebar and stucco mesh with aggregate concrete ... oh so artistic!!





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King Leo
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Posted: 2007-07-23 2:11 pm   Permalink

*** Commercial Break ***

We needed our pond to not kill the fish with the lime in the concrete ... this took a bit of asking around .. this is the stuff. It is rated for potable water:





Its made by BASF ... they have specs on the website


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King Leo
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Posted: 2007-07-23 2:16 pm   Permalink

After painting with concrete and patio paint ... the red is regular latex house paint:



I bought a mister unit .... it has 9 heads ... awesome!





Oh ... did I mention it hides the plumbing?




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King Leo
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Posted: 2007-07-23 2:20 pm   Permalink

Skimmer



Oh and the Tiki we made to return water ... we affectionately call "Spitter"



Now on to the rest of the yard .. the Denizens have a home!


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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-07-24 03:15 am   Permalink

Sweet project! That's alot of work there. Very nice.


Mahalo



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mzoltarp
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Posted: 2007-07-24 07:32 am   Permalink

The volcano is wickedly insane! I love it. This would work perfectly in my front yard and I may have to steal the idea.
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tikigik
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Posted: 2009-06-17 8:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-05-09 21:50, Choptop wrote:
if you want flames out the top... here is any easy, but not cheap, way to do it...

http://www.cunninghamliving.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1843



I'm thinking of a volcano (eventually) but it may end up inside so I will probably
use the fake "flaming pot" things from Spencer's, etc. and MIGHT add in a few of
the flickering flame lamps as well.


 
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tikifred
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Posted: 2010-09-17 06:17 am   Permalink

That is so cool! Reminds me of the volcano at Epcot in the Mexican pavilion restaurant!

 
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