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    • August 30, 2018 6:33 PM EDT
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      Stream crossing path

      I am planning a water feature, and the stream needs to cross two paths. Any ideas for how to make this attractive? 

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    • August 30, 2018 9:03 PM EDT
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      Do  you want the water to flow over the path (slip and fall hazard) or go under the path?

       

      When we had a pond at our previous house we acquired a large roughly flat stone to place over the water running underneath.  We used stone as that matched our pathway

    • August 30, 2018 10:30 PM EDT
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      How much grade separation?

      Big or little stream?

      Got a pic of the area?

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • August 30, 2018 11:41 PM EDT
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      Do you have any plans drawn I suggest getting a priliminary drawing of what you want to do how big or deep you want to do it and what do you mean cross 2 paths how wide are those paths?  Do you have a height elevation and or surveyed of the property to establish a stable elevation?  It’s usuall a 2 to 3percentage grade and also depends if the lenght and with I am currently working at a Civil enginerring company and they alway recommen a 2% grade slope. You need to find the elevaction finish de multiply by the distance and that’s how you find the slope persantmage I will find out more information tomorrow bare with me.

    • August 31, 2018 12:50 AM EDT
      • Roseburg, OR
         
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      I'm looking for ideas for the crossing being non-slip and safe. Right now, the plan is somewhat flexible. My thought is a PVC pipe tunnel under the pavers/flagstones that make up the path. My wife and I have thought about having the water flow between flat and thick stepping stones making up the path, but that makes the path difficult for older people with walking disabilities. 

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    • August 31, 2018 2:10 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      How much grade separation?

      Big or little stream?

      Got a pic of the area?

      The stream will be small - no more than a foot wide. Since nothing has been built, the rest can be determined by what works. For instance, if a good solution requires the path to be 12" above the stream, that's how it will be done. 

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    • August 31, 2018 4:14 PM EDT
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      I'd suggest appeasing the wife with cute arches...

      Adjust to suit your needs.

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    • August 31, 2018 5:46 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      I'd suggest appeasing the wife with cute arches...

      Adjust to suit your needs.

      I can HIGHLY recommend this idea...

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    • August 31, 2018 6:05 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      I'd suggest appeasing the wife with cute arches...

      Adjust to suit your needs.

      Okay, but adjust which one, the arch or the wife?

    • August 31, 2018 6:48 PM EDT
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      Forrest Scott Wood said:
      John Caughey said:

      I'd suggest appeasing the wife with cute arches...

      Adjust to suit your needs.

      Okay, but adjust which one, the arch or the wife?

      Good luck with THAT idea...

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    • August 31, 2018 8:08 PM EDT
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      Russell Shilling said:

      I am planning a water feature, and the stream needs to cross two paths. Any ideas for how to make this attractive? 

      Honestly without a picture of the area it's very hard for me personally to determine a "suggestion" if any ?

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