June 21, 2010

Preformed Liner

The depth of your backyard waterfall  hole about what the depth of the preformed liner is. Dig the shape of the hole match that of the preformed liner as closely as possible, for a good tight fit. However, if  you’ve made the hole  biger, use sand or soil to fill up it. ...

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April 7, 2010

Man Made Or Natural?

Backyard Waterfall Image.     Man Made Rock Flow. ...

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February 23, 2010

Valves

Valves let you to control the rate of the flow of water to a waterfall, sluice to a drain, or close down for repairs or maintenance. Well placed valves can make your waterfall more enjoyable and easier for regulation.   Float valve Float valve automatically controls the level of water in your basin. Once attached to a water system and installed at the edge, the valve will prevent leakage of water. Can be hidden under edge or plants.It wor ...

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February 3, 2010

Selecting A Site For Backyard Waterfall

Backyard waterfall project is now within your budget, skill level, and materials and tools available, today to create waterfall easier than ever. You can create a waterfall anywhere in a large landscape, in a small backyard, or on a porch or balcony. However, for you to get the most exciting, and for waterfall to be successful, you must build it on the right site.   Before you decide on the ideal site, you should keep in mind several point ...

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Pipes For Backyard Waterfalls

Pipes and fittings allow water to flow into your backyard waterfall.The valves let you manage the route and rate of that flow. Most of the plumbing supplies can be provided by plumbing stores, home centers, and garden dealers. By choosing the right size of pipe, fittings and valves you can make pump work most efficiently. When planning your pipe directions remember, water flows best when it runs straight. Find pipe with a smooth bore, and make le ...

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January 29, 2010

Electric Power

Safety Low-voltage systems are easy and safe to install and use.The danger is 120-volt power and requires high attention to safety. Working on 120 volt lines can be life threatening, especially around water or moisture. Be sure that power is turned off, and check it with a power meter. If you’re not completely sure about working with electricity, hire an electrician.   For safety, install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in e ...

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January 24, 2010

Outdoor Waterfalls

Outdoor waterfalls are artificial decorative pieces that have a system of continual flowing water as in a real waterfall.They can have many patterns, shapes and sizes according to personal preference.Their most important components are a basin in which water is made to fall, a submersible pump which allows the water to rise up again, and a cascading slope which channels the falling water.   The common materials used for outdoor waterfalls ...

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January 11, 2010

Backyard Waterfall Benefits

Backyard Waterfall Benefits:   • Backyard waterfall contributes motion and sound of splashing water to your backyard. • The design of backyard waterfall determines it elicits, exciting or calming, energizing or restful. • A waterfall, regardless of it size, adds extraordinary and mysterious view to any backyard. • A force of the flowing water will help to minimize external and unnecessary noises. • Whatever backyard w ...

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January 5, 2010

Pumps For Backyard Waterfalls

External and submersible Pumps are available in external and submersible models, and each of the pumps has whirling palms that pressurize the water and push it into a motion. Submersible pumps are easier to use than external, but more expensive.They are easy to install, they start without priming, and most importantly, they work quietly.   Before buying a pump for your waterfall, check its electric rating. Large waterfall request powerf ...

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December 29, 2009

Technical Aspects Of Building A Waterfall

Artificial backyard waterfalls can be in the different shapes and sizes, but usually combined with pond or pool, hanging over and bringing down water to them.   Besides external appearance, water falling from height has the greatest decorative value; therefore, you have to determine a layer thickness of falling water, especially appreciated in backyard waterfalls.   On borders and rocky ledges the mountain plants that are no ...

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November 23, 2009

Liners

Flexible liners One of most popular materials in water feature technology is flexible liner.It allows you to create waterfall, ponds, pools, and streams in any forms, style, and length you can represent.   Flexible liner allows you to build a water basin in site that was not possible before. Make a stream with sand, gravel, and rocks arranged on the liner. Recover a leaky concrete basin by laying liner over the damaged place.   Fle ...

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November 2, 2009

Backyard Waterfall Design

Before designing a backyard waterfall you should inspect some natural basin at the top of the fall, area around, sides, and bottom of a fall. Observe how the water spills over and around the rocks, and how far it falls. Visit public or private places that have waterfalls, fountains, ponds, streams. Look at pictures and photos.Ask designers to show you waterfalls that they have completed.   Style When you have collected designs and ideas, join ...

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October 18, 2009

Fittings

Fittings allow you to control the directions of the flow and secure the flow of water through the piping. Pipe fittings join to other pieces of pipe as well as to pumps and other equipment. Flexible pipe or a hand tight PVC muff makes pump displacement easy and quick. If the pump has a threaded socket and you want to connect it to vinyl tubing, use a barb fitting and clamp.   Many types of fittings are available   •T fitting. Divide ...

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September 23, 2009

Backyard Waterfall Parameters

The parameters of your backyard waterfall should meet your interests, satisfy, your wish and budget, and also to bring healthy surroundings for plants. Except these common purposes, you will need to add special parameter.It is view from inside of the house as well as an area around the backyard.   Detailed parameters are important for successful project, and does not matter who will build waterfall, experts or you. Also you should do the p ...

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August 24, 2009

Building Artificial Backyard Waterfall

Eclectic Landscape By Colts Neck Landscape Contractors BJL Aquascapes   If you wish to plunge into magic of water, to feel its divine beauty, to be filled with its force, you could create on your own backyard the decorative waterfall – magic water feature that will bring calmness to your soul and coziness to your house. Professional companies are able to help you with it, to build an artificial backyard waterfall with decora ...

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August 4, 2009

Backyard Waterfall Without A Pond

There are many nice backyard waterfall ideas.Some people dream about a waterfall and a pond with fish or frogs near their house. Others enjoy just the pond or a pondless backyard waterfall.   It is becoming popular among families with kids and pets to have just a waterfall in their backyard.It doesn’t require as much maintenance as backyard waterfall and pond.It is easier to install because there is no need to dig a large hole in you ...

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July 3, 2009

Lighting In And Around Backyard Waterfall

Well-planned lighting in and around your waterfall can make a backyard area come alive and extends your enjoyment.   You can choose high-intensity halogen lights, or you prefer subtle, low-voltage lighting that adds mystery to backyard. A hanging light make visible an otherwise unseen places of backyard.Soft pathway lights help guide visitors around an area. Make the perimeter with gentle lights that reflect off the water’s surface of a ...

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