Log Home Pictures from 2015, Part 4 of 5

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8/26/15 Here Paul is about to complete the installation of the last of the sections of water pipe that carries water from to the spring to the cabin, and from there to the discharge pipe which can be seen at the right of this picture. The work followed an elaborate plan and was the last effort of a succession of installation of water pipes over the past 22 years. What a relief that the work is completed (except for the backfilling of the last trench).


8/26/15 There is not much to see from the effort since all the pipes are now buried. Here you can see the nipple at the very lowest point in the inverted siphon of 1" copper pipes. The nipple and the Tee it is attached to is visible under the rock dam. In normal conditions, this joint will be submerged in the creek. It just so happened that the conditions for working on this last pipe were extremely serendipitous. The water level in the creek was at an all time low, there were no mosquitoes this year so they weren't the bother that they usually are, and the weather was dry and mild. Perfect for installing the pipe.


8/26/15 The water line trench carrying the pipe joins the main creek from the spring right here in this picture. A rock wall has been started to separate the creek bed from the eventually backfilled trench.


8/26/15 In my spare time, I have been working on this 3,000 piece jigsaw I borrowed from Dave and which I just happened to complete this week along with the water pipe installation.


9/23/15 A view of the freshly backfilled (by hand) final section of the water line trench. The truck in the background is parked in the hairpin turn to give you an idea of where you are. The horizontal row of rocks you can see, with the big rock on the left, is just on the other side of the small creek running from the valley behind the cabin, across the backfilled trench, to join the main spring creek which runs down the left side of this picture.


9/23/15 This is a view of the backfilled trench from down below with the little creek running from left to right just beyond the row of rocks with the big rock now on the right.


10/1/15 As the next step in the frustrating effort to dry out the crawl space, this trench was dug in the attempt to lower the water table in the crawl space in order to dry out the surface of the dirt. The water that comes into the crawl space will run out a drain before it can soak in very much.


10/1/15 This section of the trench had to be cut through a ridge of bedrock that runs the length of the crawl space. My Bosch Bulldog roto-hammer was an excellent tool for cutting through the rock.


10/6/15 I was very surprised to be greeted by Ernie when I arrived. I hadn't seen him for several months and I figured he had died like his brother Bert.


10/6/15 Here you can see Ernie walking back home on the road. I suspect it will be the last time I see him.



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