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Question Where to buy cheap pond liner?

This is for a long raised wooden pond project.

I'm thinking of buying 2x 13x20 14.5 mil (only $99 each) and gluing it together with silicone.

Alternative would be maybe this 20x30 45mil (but $600!).

Lowes has 9x16 45 mil for for $140, apparently their largest, but I might need 3x.

Since this is above ground... enclosed by treated 2x4s, do I really need a higher mil? Any cheaper places to buy quality liners? Amazon seems cheaper than Home Depot & Lowes. eBay? Where did you guys get yours?

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Silicone definitely won't work. I think there's a special glue for liners but that's only for patching, not piecing.

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Silicone definitely won't work. I think there's a special glue for liners but that's only for patching, not piecing.

Check Walmart.


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Damn, even with a big overlap of gluing? Is it leakage or pressure from the seams that I'd worry about?

*Nevermind.. wow Walmart has exactly the dimension I want! Lol thanks!

10x40 45mil for $300! Sweet!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Anjon-Manu...Liner/27937260

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Silicone won't stick to vinyl & plastic for long. They'll just come apart.

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Glad you found what you want.
For others reading this:

Each sort of plastic/rubber etc. material there are special glues for repairs and for joining the pieces. Do not compromise, get the right material and follow the directions.

Use an underlayment. This could be almost anything (I used old carpet). The same place where you buy the pond liner will also sell underlayment. You can also use a thick felt-like material sold for drainage projects called filter fabric.
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