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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Water line progress



The water line project continues. After getting the ninety degree elbow off I was able to run a pipe snake down the line.

There appears to be a lot of very fine silt and sand packed into the plastic pipe. The pipe snake pulled up a lot of grit. A friend of mine is going to bring up a pressure washer and we'll will try to flush the rest of it out of the line.

That water line has been in use for over forty years. There's about a twenty foot long section of pipe that lays pretty flat. That appears to be the dirtiest part.

I was tempted to play around with it some more, but my lovely wife and I had to go to a wedding. You do not shut off the water while your wife is getting fancied up for a get together.

I'm glad my friend is coming up to help. Some jobs are just easier with two.

-Sixbears



12 comments:

  1. Good idea to wait on shutting off the water, Sixbears. And sometimes jobs just get easier with another set of hands and eyes, as well as the companionship.

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    1. Never make getting ready for a wedding harder than it already is.

      I'm looking forward to the help.

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  2. Four hands are often better than two.

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  3. Glad to hear it appears to be a simple fix.

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    1. If I've learned anything about projects,just because you found one problem doesn't mean you found "the" problem.

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  4. I am thinking some sort of filter at the top end between the well and the line to the house might help prevent a re-occurrence of the issue.

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    1. . . . or I could let someone else deal with it in another 40 years.

      Actually, I think the pump was set too low in the well last time, where it could pick up grit. In my defense, it was December and snowing when replaced.

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  5. I had a similar problem some years ago, in the line going from the pump, up slope to the shop. It was a pain in the rear.

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    1. I feel for you. This project has given me very little joy.

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  6. I've literally been praying for an easy fix for you; I hope that's how it works out.

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