Gene & Phyllis Anderson's North Idaho Koi Pond & Wildflower Enterprises Custom Embroidery

Brick Coping
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Red brick coping to top the pond
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Gene cut angle iron to fit around the pond.  This is supporting the brick coping installed on top of the pond.
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Here's a photo of the angle iron installed - you can see a sample of the brick that has become the coping on top of the pond.
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Phyllis cleaned bricks after the mortar has set up - and later finished with muriatic acid to get all the residue off.
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The corners are nearly finished.  We'll be replacing the wood block with tiles from Pattigrafix!!!
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After drilling into the concrete, bolts were installed to connect the angle iron.
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The first 2 bricks - only 698 to go!!
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Down into the pond to smooth out the mortar as he installed the copies.  The water under the scaffolding was still about 3 feet deep at this time.
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Slow but sure - leveling each set of bricks as he moved along.
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Bricks after a muriatic acid bath - note the staggered seam line.
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Gene rented a mason saw and we customized the corners