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New Peaked Roof on Winter Pond Cover

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For the past 5 years, I have constructed a small "green house" out of old storm window to protect my pond during the winter and run two harbor freight pumps (always afraid of one failing). But last year we had so much snow that it was difficult for me to look into the pond to make sure everything was all right.

So this year using high school geometry I has a friend who had a miter box construct two peaks, which we wrapped in thick plastic and attached to two of the former top windows. We then hinged two storm windows together for each side of the roof and attached them to the peak. Since the roof is hinged, I can lift up a side to do whatever needs to be done.

 

I'd show you the photos but I can never get using photobucket right....

 

 

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No fair, teasing us like that and not showing the picture.  

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Going to photobucket and trying again...

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Still trying...it worked!  First two are of the new peaked roof, last is the photo with the flat roof from last winter!!PondRoofside2014.jpgPondRoof2014.jpgPondWinter20132014.jpg

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Oh man, that's so cool!

Thanks for posting those pics. :)

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Cool! How cold does it get in you winters and how deep is your pond?

Thanks for pics :)

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Looks great!!!!

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Thanks all.  Let's see we are in zone 5b = lowest temperature being  -10 through -15 F.  There's usually 1-2 weeks of weather below 0 F.  The pond is in a protected corner.  The deepest p[art of the pond is 24" and the rest is 18"--the bare minimum in this area.  The two pumps keep the surface from freezing solid.  One day last winter it did freeze over, but I opened a hole over one of the pumps with some hot water...

Chris

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You did a great job!

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It looks great!!  What a good idea.

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That is a great idea! :thumbup2:

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Very nifty

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Very nice!!

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great idea 

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It looks like they have their own house now.  :)  It proabably keeps them a bit warmer too.

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That looks really nice. 

I really love your last photo of your snow.  Just a beautiful photo. :)

Here is my area in California we got some snow day after Christmas.  It was amazing to see.  We don't "normally" get snow in Fallbrook, Temecula, and Murrieta.  So it was a huge treat to see.

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That is a really neat setup.

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