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Aug. 7th, 2011 @ 11:30 am Finishin Up

Uncle Scott showed up on his bike this morning and wants to buff some more of the Handivan and I've got the sprinkler system finished except for some tweaking on how long each zone runs cause I got a bit carried away with the heads and have each set to run 20 minutes but I'm gonna half that and lay out some baking pans to see how much water I am putting out. It covers everything pretty much perfectly and I was able to keep the head along the road ten feet away so I'll never need to replace them cause someone pulled over and ran over one or the county needs to dig along the easement. The filter device was a good idea I keep getting flecks of pipe shavings I'm guessing they are, that probably would eventually accumulate around the heads but the screen catches them and it has enough surface area that it can hold a lot of debris back without cutting down on the water flow.

I got ten yards of sand for the yard dumped on the lot next door and have been wheel barrowing it to various places to fill in low spots and level out the dams for my lot line flood control system or LLFCS which is a series of steps along the lot line forming catch basins, each has a drain or three and handles all the water coming from the road, my drive, and my roof. It can really be a lot of water and Florida being mostly sand you can lose a hill in a storm really quick. When we built the house next door everytime it rained a few inches I had to get five more load of fill which was my Ace up my sleeve when I was talking the wife into letting me build a basement office garage under the house instead of going though the same ordeal of trying to level a lot that slopes downhill from the road to the lake twenty feet...

Anyways I needed some sand to fill in some low spots in the yard to. You just let the grass grow throw a couple inches of sand over it, wait for it to grow through and repeat and after a while you can get a yard graded pretty smooth without killing off your grass doing it.

Scott's just out of control on the van by the way LOL and if you've ever done bodywork and buffed something and then think of how big a van is, it's really a lotta work and was never part of the deal for him to do the body work for me but it's hard to say no LOL.

I do unfortunately have a spot where I reinforced the roof to have a place to stand and it has a hair line crack that needs fixed but I have more than enough paint left over to blend it in and it will only take a couple hours of actual time to do.

It's good to have friends.

Waters in Ten minutes Flat!

Uncle Scott's

Flood Retention Device
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Date:August 9th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)


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I have nice dirt here but it is a little dry even 3 feet down this time of year for tunnel digging, but come fall and a couple of good rains you will find me with a shovel and possibly some corrugated drain pipe!! digging in the dark.

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Date:August 9th, 2011 10:25 am (UTC)

Water is Your Friend

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Where's ya find some pipe at? I'd like to find some about ten foot across and build an underground quonset hut...
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Date:August 9th, 2011 10:27 am (UTC)

Re: Dirt

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