Re: [gardeners] Bird bath

George Shirley (
Fri, 16 Jun 2000 06:34:25 -0500

I've got in an area unaccessable to the birds at the moment with water in it.
May try to acidize the new concrete as you suggested. I was really looking for a
way to keep the water from continuously seeping into the concrete. Thanks.


Donna Dawson wrote:
> Hi George...when we put our concrete pond in 9 years ago...all we did when
> the concrete had dried and cured was wash it out with a combination of
> vinegar and water...did this a few times initially, but have done nothing
> since...never painted it, just left it the concrete way...and you did get a
> bargain!
> Donna
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of George Shirley
> Sent: June 15, 2000 8:27 PM
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> Subject: [gardeners] Bird bath
> Just got a concrete birdbath from a friends son. The son works at a concrete
> place that makes steps, curb stops, etc. He told me they had a large
> birdbath
> and I could get one for 40 bux. Since even the little ones around here are
> nearly that much I told him yeah and gave him the money. He delivered it
> this
> afternoon. Took 4 of us just to get the base out of his truck, figured the
> base
> weighs about 150 lbs. It is 14 inches in diameter at the base tapering to 10
> inches at the top and has a fluted design. The bowl is 32 inches across just
> at
> the water line and another 4 inches past that. I do believe I got my moneys
> worth out of this thing.
> Anyone know of a non-toxic concrete paint that I can use to coat the bath
> part?
> George