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I ran across this picture on the net. I had not thought of moss and a water feature being combined. I had been thinking of updating our front birdbath area. I would think the oxygenated water in this picture would be a component of success versus stagnant water. Is there a name for this type of incorporated design besides a pond?? The pic is actually a waterfall, something I would not really find feasible to leave on constantly. I am in an idea phase so just looking for front yard water hole ideas right now.
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I'm confused. You want to keep it as a birdbath, but incorporate other things? Or you are starting with a birdbath, and want something different?

What about a solar powered fountain kit? Looky here:
 
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Yes. It needs to stay something of a wet area but now is just a birdbath with ferns and plants inside a random bricked circular planter.
 
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I have to sell this to Becky. I am gonna have to do some homework. We have literally tons of firewood and more coming. Two large trees in the front
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of the house are failing and will come down within the year. I thought about a stump garden, or something to utilize that material so I do not have to move it too far. Perhaps she will find me thrifty?
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The oak leaning has suffered a fungal rot. Lots of rain off the house. It is not dead, just leaning on the lower tree. The crooked one higher is dead. I have left it for a bit because animals like to live in a hollowed tree, but unfortunately the prevailing wind hits the front of the house more or less from the driveway side. Maybe some wood instead of bricks in a some cool design would be a neat way to leave the materials to dissolve back on site?

The dead tree with squirrel out my living room window:
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As to carving, no. There is a fellow in town who has that covered and its not a good idea to try to out talent HIM

Not gonna do a pond. Across the street behind the other neighbor there is a actual creek of substantial size. I do not want to attract the copperhead snakes or any other problem neighbor with a similiar bad attitude. I have killed enough here already as few as that number is. Rotten wood for a deep shade garden with a few bird baths is enough. I though about a tier with maybe 3-5 bird bath type areas where the bottom bath has a float switch activating a fill from the top which will then spill downward until the float switch stops it. I have seen a swirl type feature with walls of brick. I think that realistically, I have enough wood to get up 18 inches over 1k square feet easy.
 
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I have no rules, but I can imagine hypertufa, rotting wood, bird baths and a larger size than normal all being components of this fantasy build.
 

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Hypertufa would be good, might incorporate some in the waterfall we're making, if we can get the pump to work without it tripping the electrics :rolleyes:
 
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Hypertufa would be good, might incorporate some in the waterfall we're making, if we can get the pump to work without it tripping the electrics :rolleyes:
Double the high ambie temperature on the wire gauge amperage drop charts.

It does not look it, but there is a 1" irrigation line running through that area so I have a nice water source. If figure a 12v dc battery with a solar panel charger I could stash the panel somewhere, but I also have outside circuits I could run a flooded wire from that would get it done.
 
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Double the high ambie temperature on the wire gauge amperage drop charts.

It does not look it, but there is a 1" irrigation line running through that area so I have a nice water source. If figure a 12v dc battery with a solar panel charger I could stash the panel somewhere, but I also have outside circuits I could run a flooded wire from that would get it done.
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What???? DM, please could you explain that? I don't understand ambie temperature, and haven't got a squiggly what a wire gauge amperage drop chart is.............:shy:
 
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View attachment 50867 What???? DM, please could you explain that? I don't understand ambie temperature, and haven't got a squiggly what a wire gauge amperage drop chart is.............:shy:
Sorry ambient not ambie. The longer and\or hotter a wire is, the more resistance it has to flowing energy. There are common charts that help electricians "gauge" the wire size needs of a device at a distance at a temperature. Most times the temperature rise comes from the electricity itself, but attics and other locations, like outside on pavement, also cause a wire to get hot. A long run absorbs some electricity, which is expressed as heat. A hot wire is full of energy, and can hold a little less electricity as a result, and its resistance goes up as it gets hotter. The charts will say something like a 20 amp circuit at 33 meters needs 12 gauge or 10 gauge or 8 gauge wire. Thinner is cheaper which is the point of the chart as much as fire safety and the usual considerations are as well.

The important part is that whenever you figure your amperage needs on this pump or whatever else, let that only be 80% of the supply line capacity, for safety and longevity reasons.
 
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Well thank you very much for explaining that..... why don't you live next door? Just think, you could pop round and sort it out for us in no time :rolleyes:
 
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