hello to all
i want to build a small pond using 6 rail sleepers.is there a drill to go through 10inches then i can slip in a metal rod.
Railway sleepers are quite heavy. I would not think you would need to 'peg' them down unless you were building a retaining wall with them.
I would not use railway sleepers by a pond.... the wood is heavily treated against rot, and that seems practical, but in fact the chemicals eventually leach out, and in a closed water body they will accumulate; water life-forms are very sensitive to chemical pollution.
I was assuming that the pond was going to be lined with some sort of butyl liner.
I assume that too, and that the sleepers are just the edging, but even the edge is a very humid environment where stuff can leach out and wash in with the rain anyway... maybe I am paranoid, but I would use the sleepers (they are gorgeous, I know), in a less sensitive place.
I wouldn't use them near the pond.
Nowadays you can buy 'sleepers' which have never been near a railway and haven't been impregnated with creosote/tar etc like the old-style railway sleepers - you can buy them pressure treated or not.
Maybe that's what the OP is talking about.
Wow, I didn't know that! Cool! I thought railway sleepers were, well actual railway sleepers! Ok, now I feel really ancient.
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