More Water Line Installation

 

More Water Line Installation

by admin on Jun.20, 2006, under Water System

Final Fitting
17 June 2006.
As you can see, prefitting everything didn’t work out all that well. I had to refit several connections, due to my inability to line up the trencher as well as I should have. It all worked out, but took longer than expected.
Here, I had to use a shovel to widen the trench to accommodate a little different angle than I had planned for.

 
A little Off

Final Fitting
17 June 2006.
Next, I continued with the run to the wash house to the left. Nothing too difficult at this point.

 
Fixing It

Final Fitting
17 June 2006.
Again, I had to widen the trench in a few places to account for different angles. I was digging there anyway, due to a root that was in the way.

 
Fine Tuning the Trench

Final Fitting
17 June 2006.
At this point, about 15 feet from the wash house, I needed to start getting ready to go back to town. This was late Sunday afternoon, and I needed to go to work the next morning.
So I brought up a pipe out of the ground, so that I could tell where I left off when I return.

 
Running Out of Time...

17 June 2006.
The ditch between here and the wash house is not deep enough to lay pipe in. Even here, it was getting a little shallow, due to rock. I may need to cover this with some extra soil to bring the depth to where it needs to be.
It may be impractical to continue the line from here to the wash house, and we might end up with a hose from here. I’ll know more on our next trip, when I try to dig it with a pick and shovel.

 
Stopping Point

Final Fitting
17 June 2006.
As you can see here, this is some pretty tough digging. Combined with the lack of maneuverability of the trencher, this was a good place to stop.
We may end up needing a backhoe to continue this, but I’m not sure it’s worth it at this point.
We don’t plan on using the washouse in the winter, and we could wait for the real contractors to put in the line to the big house down the road.
We’ll see…

 
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