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mr.mindless

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« Reply #240 on: July 11, 2020, 06:13:13 PM »
Have ~6” to remove.

Will surely take care of last post holes. Then I’ll just have to throw the dead mice under the trees instead of in a hole! That war seems to be going well.

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« Reply #241 on: July 11, 2020, 07:22:59 PM »
My little mistake with the buried hose taught me that my downspouts don’t exit with the sump pump as I thought, and that the exit is significantly plugged. The system would back up next to the garage and that was the source of the garage water. Now that’s dumping into the yard instead of the garage. Minor progress.

I’ll figure out where it’s supposed to go and hopefully unplug it when it dries out again. That’ll be interesting to figure out :-/
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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #242 on: July 11, 2020, 09:58:20 PM »
dig in front of the slab and jam the forks under it and pick it up.  i bet she would go

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« Reply #243 on: July 11, 2020, 10:25:17 PM »
Good call!

I’m suddenly thinking about all sorts of forktruck digging applications.  Sounds like a terrible and effective idea once it dries up again.

Hit almost 2” here today! Bet there’s no a wet spot anywhere. Pond was up .75” when I’d had 1” of rain.
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« Reply #244 on: July 12, 2020, 07:42:54 AM »
I got a 48” steel rule to hang from the dock to watch pond water level. Aerator is ordered and coming to keep Cyanobacteria at bay too. Titan would be real mad to lose his swimin’ hole. Of it gets rid of the Matt algae I might get in sometime too.

Pond went from -27.5” to -25.25”

Weather station says storm total 2.1”
Grass is soft and green and nice on bare feet. What a change!

Be erased in 4 days. Enjoy today while it lasts!
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Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #245 on: July 13, 2020, 02:00:40 PM »
Like a bawse



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« Reply #246 on: July 13, 2020, 02:10:47 PM »
Awesome that it came out intact in one piece.   Your plan is fix the grading and put it back there correctly?

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« Reply #247 on: July 13, 2020, 02:30:48 PM »
If I can get it to sit right. I have a 6” plastic pipe to work around and clean out too.
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« Reply #248 on: July 13, 2020, 04:04:58 PM »
sweet unit! 

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« Reply #249 on: July 13, 2020, 04:11:55 PM »
So the pipe is 2” too shallow, minimum.

It’s plugged and needs to be flushed.

I don’t know the routing or exit.
Worried that my best route may be do just start digging to follow it? :(

Put garden hose in at the far corner of the house. Got no water here and could not hear any exiting anywhere else, either. Gonna open up my crack here and jam a hose in, see if I can learn anything else.

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« Reply #250 on: July 13, 2020, 04:20:58 PM »
Plugged enough that a garden hose outruns it.

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« Reply #251 on: July 13, 2020, 06:40:32 PM »
Guess I should just start over mostly from scratch.

Found an abandoned end behind the garage, and no idea where the final one goes.  a garden hose outruns it too. Eventually. Exact same length as to the abandoned end on the other one. Fun!

At least two crushed spots on the one off the garage

I need a transit level to design fresh.


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« Reply #252 on: July 13, 2020, 09:29:59 PM »
have you started mini x and skid steer shopping yet? 

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« Reply #253 on: July 13, 2020, 10:13:43 PM »
Forklift can do some light trenching?

I should see what it would cost to rent a mini ex for half a day. That’s all it would take. Or check with Mike next door about the one that was at his place for a month. Wish I knew of these things then.

I need to take elevation notes to see how deep I need to go and if I really can make the pond, pitch wise.

If I hand dig, I will be going under the essentially at-grade deck for its width to save a good 15-20’ of distance.

Didn’t find a cheap daylight-visible laser level in a quick shop. That will be key whether machine or hand dug.
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« Reply #254 on: July 13, 2020, 10:42:24 PM »
I almost think Jeff Hall said he got something useful. I forget if it was a blade or bucket unit. I’ll have to ask him
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