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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-07-31 6:50 pm   Permalink

Lori, my wife wants to see the North East for her 60th in a few years. Maybe I can sneak a rootball Tiki in my luggage

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-08-05 3:36 pm   Permalink

I bought a plastic pond at Lowe's but did a little reading and found they are not really made for above ground use. They are intended to be buried into the ground so that the dirt supports it. The website says you can use them above ground if you support them halfway up by shoveling dirt around it. That wasn't going to work here so I went for plan B. I stacked bags of sand around it with some big chunks of styrofoam (strong and waterproof) then tightened a strap aound the whole mess. I filled it with water and it doesn't seem to be bulging anywhere.


Stacked some blocks around to see how it's going to look. Lots of work to do still


 
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tikitube
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Joined: Apr 25, 2017
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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 2018-08-05 9:07 pm   Permalink

That looks great, Mike. I wish I had more space for an indoor water feature!

Cheers,

Jeff


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-08-05 9:28 pm   Permalink

It's actually outdoors Jeff. Its a covered patio that I enclosed on one end

 
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tikitube
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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 2018-08-06 08:03 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-08-05 21:28, MadDogMike wrote:
It's actually outdoors Jeff. Its a covered patio that I enclosed on one end



I saw that in your earlier posts. Its coming along nicely...that window cutout is a great idea. My space is an enclosed screen porch, sorta indoors although subject to the outdoor temps. I'd love to have something with running water in there...just no room for it. One day, I'll finally finish my inside work and then I can start planning for exterior decor and landscaping and such...THEN I'll get my water feature!


 
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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2018-08-06 08:37 am   Permalink

Very clever!


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 8305
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2018-08-06 1:28 pm   Permalink

Aloha Mike-
Lookin good
Lots of work going on over there
Keep those pics coming
Donít forget to pause for an occasional cocktail


Cheers Bruddah


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 4109
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2018-08-06 2:07 pm   Permalink

Mike, love what you are doing so far, can't wait to see more.

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-08-07 5:36 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I got the backside of the window cut out so I can see the waterfall on the other side of the wall. Not really! I had that waterfall printed on a vinyl banner and stuck it to the inside of the faux window. At $15 for the banner, I can easily replace it with a palm smitten sunset or moonlit Diamond Head if I want to change the mood.



 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-08-20 10:03 am   Permalink

Tiki Erection Fail. I placed the base of the Tiki against the bottom of the post and tried to lift it with the come-along. Moving on to Plan B


 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 878
From: Behind the Cheddar Curtain
Posted: 2018-08-21 4:43 pm   Permalink

If your Tiki erection fail should last for more than four hours, please call your doctor immediately.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2658
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2018-08-21 9:07 pm   Permalink

Hey Mike, Barefoot Bay is coming around. Canít wait for an invite.
Btw, sent you an Rx for your erection failure.
Cheers


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-08-21 10:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-08-21 16:43, MrBaliHai wrote:
If your Tiki erection fail should last for more than four hours, please call your doctor immediately.




Thanks for the great advice David. I'm about 4 hours from you but if you are ever traveling the I8 east, let me know. I'd love to have you stop by for a drink or even dinner
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-09-07 7:52 pm   Permalink

Alrighty then! I tried a come-along tied to my patio header to get that beast Tiki up. That didn't work so I got a one-ton hoist on a 10 foot gantry, that didn't work either. I tried a 4 foot lever and an 8 foot lever. In the end I was able to lift it with a tool 6.14 inches long - a $100 bill. I paid a guy to lift it with a backhoe


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2018-09-07 11:17 pm   Permalink

Outstanding Mike! A hundred dollar bill? Dats a lever of sorts.
Cheers


 
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