Postby dylan18 » Sat May 28, 2011 4:38 pm

I'm going to rebuild my pond and was wondering if a frame made out of 4inch x 2inch would be strong enough to support the water.

The frame will be 3 foot high and 8 foot long on each side and will hold about 5000 litres of water
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Postby Perry525 » Mon May 30, 2011 6:52 pm

5,000 litres of water equals 5 short tons.
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Postby dylan18 » Tue May 31, 2011 6:55 pm

i dont mean standing on top of it if thats what you think mate i mean like this http://www.koivista.com/display_photo.php?pic_id=39610 as this was made from 4 x 2 aswell
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:39 pm

so it's more about containment rather than weight bearing.

you've doubled up the joists and added noggins so looks fairly substantial, i would be inclined to add some strapping at the corners as they are going to be the weakest and most likely failure point.
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