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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 11:16 PM
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I just picked two of the real wooden ones up today at Lowes for $30 each. One is going to house the filter media for our pond we already have and I want to make a little dirted pond out of the other one. Question though. I know they make preformed drop in liners, but from what I see online they cost more than the barrels did. What's the best way to line them with a regular liner? I imagine you'd end with with a lot of wrinkles and a not very pretty looking edge.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 03:03 PM
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Well, being very careful with folding it just right you can keep regular pond liner neat, but it is indeed a lot of folding. You can leave the liner long enough so that when you have folded it as neatly as possible there is enough to fold over the edge, then nail it on the outside. Trim the end so it is even all the way around. Then use plants to hide the edge.
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Fill it with water before you attach and trim the liner to make sure all of it is fully against the inside of the tub and no new wrinkles form.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 05:53 PM
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Thanks for the advice, but I showed the drop in liners to my husband and he was all for the easy route. I ordered one from foster and smith for $25. Not too bad. I saw that there are liners that have a spillway too which will be perfect for the other barrel. Just need to find one somewhere to buy one of those before we redo the pond filter this winter.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 05:59 PM
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My wife and I just bought 2 genuine Jack Daniels whiskey barrels from... Lowes.

We were surprised to find them there, especially for $30 each.
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