Passageway Place Waterfall Project
Progress Report
(Updated January 13, 2005)

You fill this little pit with water.
Which is pumped thru a 2" pipe up to a rubbermaid storage bin with a whole in the side on top of the hill.
The water then runs down a rubber lined path covered with cement back into the pit.
The whole thing is covered with real and realistic looking cement rocks and other natural props.
And the process all starts again - over and over all day and night.
And for this I took 5+ months of my life to create!


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Prepared hillslide prior to digging
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Before Closer view
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Sideview Drawing
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Digging Begins
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Pit Dug out
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Retaining Wall Forms
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Retaining Wall Complete
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Faux Rock
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Liner and rocks in place - First Test
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Pit/Pond Ready for Color
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Mortered and ready for color coat
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Flow Valve - diverts water
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Where&#39'd it go? - Flow Control Rock
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Retaining Wall before steps
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Steps lead to Flintstone Bench and Firepit
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Flagstone walk and firepit 90% complete
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Testing - A Big Mess
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Lights On
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Lights On - Closer
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Artificial Plants (Within Chlorinated Water)
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Landscape Mockup
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Ready for Landscaping
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Christmas Eve
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Landscape Mockup
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Landscape Plan Drawing
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Landscaping Begins at waterfall
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Landscaping Begins at Bench

Specifications:
Liner: Firestone PondGard EPDM liner, 4.5 mil
Waterfall Pump: EasyPro - TH250 4.0 amp | 1/3 HP | 3900 Gal/Hour (2760 gph@10')
Pipe: 2" Flexible PVC Pipe
Rock Construction: Morter on Building paper/wire then shaped/distressed and colored (multiple shades) - combined with natural boulders (up to 350lb.) gathered from various local construction sites.
Water Source: Chlorinated Water is filled from Pool Filter system & level is maintained by mini-toilet float valve.
Water Diversion & Draining: Ball Valve system on 2" pipe line.
Overflow: Central Machinery - 3/4HP Dirty Water Submersible Pump with Tether Float Switch.
Power: 110 Volts on dedicated GFCI circuit.
Lighting: 12 Volts on timer - (2) Vista Pro Model #5217 w/MR-16 Lamp Submersible Halogen narrow spots at 30 watts, (6) Submersible Spots with Colored Gels from Harbor Freight at 20 watts, (1) Outdoor Low Voltage Rock Light at 20 watts.
Special Thanks to Jim at Justliners.com for supplying Pump and Liners etc. and invaluable technical assistance.

Plant List: (click to open in new browser window)
  • Philodendron Selloum
  • Juncus Effusus Pacificus 'Quartz Creek' - Quartz Creek Soft Rush
  • Rumohra Adiantiformis - Leatherleaf Fern
  • Nephrolepis Cordifolia - Austrialian Sword Fern
  • Phoenix Roebelenii - Pygmy Date Palm
  • Strelitzia Reginae - Bird of Paradise
  • Phormium Tenax 'Atropurpureum Compactum' - Bronze New Zealand Flax
  • Asparagus Densiflorus 'Myers' - Pony Tail Fern
  • Coleonema Pulchrum - Pink Breath Of Heaven
  • Phormium 'Tom Thumb' - New Zealand Flax

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