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Adding to pit

Postby AGR655 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:06 pm

I have a pit that really needs to raised due to water levels. When winter gets here I'm going to loose the pit and was curious if anyone had dealt with this issue. I would like to possibly rig something up that would raise the pit walls 10-12" that would keep the pit above the raising water levels. Any thoughts on this guys?
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Re: Adding to pit

Postby Huntfish12 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:32 am

I think you might be beat brother. Other then digging it up and re-doing everything i dont see another feesable option that will be long lasting. Only advice is dont half ass it.
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Re: Adding to pit

Postby AGR655 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:12 pm

I know that you're right long term and next year that will be the plan. I was just trying to think of an option that would get me through this season.
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Re: Adding to pit

Postby Huntfish12 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:34 pm

how much water are we talkin that will be in there at any givin time?
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Re: Adding to pit

Postby AGR655 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:27 pm

I would like to add 8" to the pit. So it would stick up 10-11" total.
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Re: Adding to pit

Postby Gj325 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:44 pm

You could make some metal extenders like from 1/8 alum fasten to sides of pits with washer screws caulk over heads for extra protection. I would also seal between old pit and new metal extenders paint alum in a tan or desired colors.

The 1/8 alum. Or steel will be plenty strong enough should run you around 200 for alum 140 for steel.
One sheet will get you 30' of coverage in 16" cut of metal 40' in 12" cut of metal you can have them bend to edge out 1.5" to add in strength
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