Saturday, October 29, 2016

Drainage Part ?

Our drainage guy showed up yesterday with a truck full of gravel, pipe and tools. Finally! He worked for a few hours digging out the drain pipe which was not plugged but buried in mud and not accepting any more water. He is going to dig all the fine gravel out of the ditch and replace it with clean, larger gravel. He then dug a hole higher on the bank where he buried a five gallon pail to use as a catchment basin. He decided to use this instead of the expensive commercial product.

It is raining today but he is back to finish up that project and to tackle the other stream "stream #2" which it now threatening to overflow the pipe connecting it to the pipe leading to the ocean. This is going to cost a bit of money but we have used this guy before and he has always treated us fairly.

Stream #2:

Closeup of stream #2. Both streams run all year but this one has much less silt.

Exposed drain pipe:

 Catch basin (bucket) on stream #1


  1. Looks like you are getting things all fixed up.

  2. Well, here's hoping that this will be the solution!

    1. Well, if throwing money at a problem actually does fix it, it should be. LOL

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    1. You know us Chris, we make it up as we go. No idea yet, and probably no idea till we get down south. Depends on weather, Trump... I also have to spend a few days in Yuma visiting the dentist.