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Offline RKA

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I'm thinking I want to invite Oliver over to my house for a few weeks!  I'll just leave the tools out and have the grill on standby.
-Raj

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Offline six-point socket II

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Thank you very much everyone, really approach the positiv feedback! :)

(...) have the grill on standby.

Yes, please. ;)  [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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ADVERTISEMENT because of visible Klein Tools.

So, I had a little more to do after finishing the canopy.

So lets go down the rabbit hole, err lets go below the surface of "six-point socket's manor" surrounding property  [tongue]  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Let's start with some postings from 2018

Hi,

I'm happy to announce Snap-On finally named a product after me.  [eek] [blink] [scared] [eek]



 [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] Just kidding, of course ...   [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

On the more serious ;) side: I've been watering the backyard after dusk during the last couple of weeks, and two days ago my sprinkler/nozzle behaved strangely. So I opened it up to find quite a bit of sediments/residue in it's filter.





I collect rain water for watering the backyard in two large underground tanks/reservoirs, during the drought these were obviously empty, so I guess when the rain came, more sediments than usual got carried from tank/reservoir 1 into tank/reservoir 2 where the pump is connected. Might need to check the pumps filter, too.

And yeah, life is sloooooowww here, currently ;) Not my kind of weather.

Kind regards,
Oliver

I collect rain water for watering the backyard in two large underground tanks/reservoirs, during the drought these were obviously empty, so I guess when the rain came, more sediments than usual got carried from tank/reservoir 1 into tank/reservoir 2 where the pump is connected. Might need to check the pumps filter, too.

Awesome that you can capture water and use it!

When will people here get it?  I would love to store rainwater for lawn & garden use, but it's illegal here due to water law.  There is a move afoot to make it legal to store water that falls on roofs in one 55 gallon drum, but otherwise all I can do is direct the rainwater from my downspouts to the places I want it most.

The downstream states (California, Kansas, are you listening?) are so jealous of the water rights that they have from water that falls in Colorado that we aren't allowed to capture water that falls from the sky, even for residential use where the alternative is using treated water from the public utility.  Silly.

I would gladly clean out a hose filter occasionally for the privilege of catching the water and using it :).

Here are 3 pictures I'm willing to share on the "setup". :)







Kind regards,
Oliver

Well, yeah, the hose connecting tank 2 to the pump became defective beyond reasonable repair. So I had to exchange it. I knew there where two hoses connected, I didn't remember where that connection was - so I started digging.

Shutting off the pump, new hose ready to be installed.



Follow the old hose.



After a lot of digging, hitting the right spot.



Oh wow, I did add some (more) safety features.



Finally.



Water up to the overflow - that is a great sign! :) And that's when I called it a day.



Let's open up tank 2. Since I still hadn't found the connection between hose 1 and 2. And since I was here to stay anyway ...  [big grin]







To my surprise the water in tank 2 is totally clear, you can see the bottom of tank and the old weight that was separated from the hose.



Disconnect the hoses.



Clean, lube and re-fit.







Unafraid visitor.



Since it was open anyway, fetched an old laptop and a water tight usb endoscope/ inspection camera.



Test run.



Tightening all connections properly and some maintenance on the pump.











As if I never touched anything. (And everything works again as it's supposed to.)



All in all I'm super happy to have found this installation to be in such a great shape overall, almost crystal clear water - no smell, not that much debris floating in it. (Ok, it's only tank 2 - I did not open tank 1 (way more digging) and I couldn't get the inspections camera through the connecting pipe on the bottom of the tank)

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline jobsworth

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Oliver, you need to relax a bit,  drink some of that Ice Tea, listen to some music and chill. Yer making me look bad doing all that work

Offline grobkuschelig

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Oliver, you need to relax a bit,  drink some of that Ice Tea, listen to some music and chill. Yer making me look bad doing all that work

This!
Im am just so happy that my better half does not read the FOG, otherwise I would not hear the end of how slow progress is in our place... ;)

Keep it going Oliver!
We aspire to be as productive, maybe we get there someday. :)

Offline six-point socket II

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Thanks guys! ;)

Fear not, relaxing days ahead! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

A great opportunity came up, I decided relatively spontaneous to go on a vacation! :)

See ya soon!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline threesixright

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Hi!

A great opportunity came up, I decided relatively spontaneous to go on a vacation! :)

See ya soon!

Kind regards,
Oliver
I think you deserved that! [emoji12] Enjoy the holidays!


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