roofing liner versus roofing liner sold at pond store

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roofing liner versus roofing liner sold at pond store

Post by CBurrhus » Sun, 15 Jul 2001 09:30:11



What was that. I tried to read it and got a pic of some thing I can not see or
understand. Roofing liner? Cheaper ? I need another pond. Actually I am trying
to extend one to another by way of *** liners of safe types for fish. Any
ideas ?
 
 
 

roofing liner versus roofing liner sold at pond store

Post by Rust » Sun, 15 Jul 2001 10:52:40



Quote:
>What was that. I tried to read it and got a pic of some thing I can not see or
>understand. Roofing liner? Cheaper ? I need another pond. Actually I am trying
>to extend one to another by way of *** liners of safe types for fish. Any
>ideas ?

One of the most common pond liners is 45 mil EPDM.  This is a
***-like black material used extensively by roofers, particularly
for flat roofs.  It is generally available in 20 ft wide by up to
100 ft long rolls but can be obtained wider and longer by special
order.  It costs around 30 to 35 cents US per square foot.

You can buy the same material from a pond store and pay a lot more
but it is the same material.  There is no such thing as pond grade
EPDM.  It is all suitable.  Just use common sense after installing
it.  Flush the pond out.  Fill it and let it stand a few days.  Add
a few pond plants.  Add fish after a few more days.

 
 
 

roofing liner versus roofing liner sold at pond store

Post by Tom Arbst » Mon, 16 Jul 2001 07:50:53


HI ALL.

I got some of  roofing company liner from a place that sold  rock and
gravel.  they had it at a good price.

but it had a strong chemical smell to it and  proved to be harmful to
my fish...  but after letting it set for exposed to the elements for
several months it is safe now.   not sure if I got some that was a bad
batch,  but it had a very strong chemical smell to it.

my suggestion is smell it and if it has a strong chemical smell, dont
buy it

good luck and happy ponding

tom A.

On Fri, 13 Jul 2001 04:25:21 GMT, "Keith Gaither"

Quote:

>I couldn't believe the diference

>roofing company price     600.00 for 20x100
>pond store                          1600.00 for 20x100

>Same epmd 45  made by firestone.  The worst thing is having to break it to a friend that he could have saved close to 500.00 by just going to a roofing store.  I  think I wont say anything.

>Thank to "Jerrispond" for the money saving tip!!!


www.telepath.com/kiteman
 
 
 

roofing liner versus roofing liner sold at pond store

Post by Phyllis and Jim Hurle » Mon, 16 Jul 2001 11:54:35


Do you remember the name of the liner?  Anything that would help identify
it.  We have bought new liner and liner just from the factory without any
smell.  Glad you picked up the smell to avoid a disaster.

P&J


Quote:
> HI ALL.

> I got some of  roofing company liner from a place that sold  rock and
> gravel.  they had it at a good price.

> but it had a strong chemical smell to it and  proved to be harmful to
> my fish...  but after letting it set for exposed to the elements for
> several months it is safe now.   not sure if I got some that was a bad
> batch,  but it had a very strong chemical smell to it.

> my suggestion is smell it and if it has a strong chemical smell, dont
> buy it

> good luck and happy ponding

> tom A.

> On Fri, 13 Jul 2001 04:25:21 GMT, "Keith Gaither"

> >I couldn't believe the diference

> >roofing company price     600.00 for 20x100
> >pond store                          1600.00 for 20x100

> >Same epmd 45  made by firestone.  The worst thing is having to break it

to a friend that he could have saved close to 500.00 by just going to a
roofing store.  I  think I wont say anything.

- Show quoted text -

Quote:

> >Thank to "Jerrispond" for the money saving tip!!!


> www.telepath.com/kiteman

 
 
 

roofing liner versus roofing liner sold at pond store

Post by Sms19 » Tue, 17 Jul 2001 12:16:34


I bought roofing liner and istalled the pond 2 months ago and haven't had any
problems. The fish are fine and the plants are healthy