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Talk about a guy with screwed up priorities...
 


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I love digging trenches. Especially when you get to go around and in between trees.
 

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Talk about a guy with screwed up priorities...
Priorities schmorities. I'll be warm this winter!!!!!!! 🤡

I love digging trenches. Especially when you get to go around and in between trees.
Yeah dude. The trencher tore through buried stump #1 like it wasn't there and then the second stump laughed at it. That one I had to dig out and cut with a chainsaw. Two buried power lines to avoid and a shit ton of big rocks under the driveway.

Figured I'd have sweated off 30 pounds but it didn't work.
 

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I helped run drainage tile for a baseball field as part of my Eagle scout project.

Kept hitting CCC camp foundations with the tiling machine, then once we got to the infield we had to use the backhoe parked around home plate as a anchor to winch off of so the tiling machine could get thru the mud. Had to put the stabilizers down because the winch was dragging the backhoe otherwise. Fun times.
 

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The heat slowed me down but I'm plugging away. Last Sunday I got about half of the trench filled in and tamped down. That part was very nice clean brown dirt and I was able to bury the gas line directly in that. There is a lot of rock and gravel under the driveway and next to the shop - my buddy said I need 3-5" of sand around the pipe there to protect it. I got the sand in last night and started backfilling but it rained so I quit for the night.

Before the sand I also pressure tested the whole underground portion. It is unclear what the test pressure is, different locales have different codes, some say double operating pressure is required but for me that would be exactly one PSI. My buddy says they test mains at 100psi and my gauge only goes to 30. I did an hour at 15, then three days (so far) at 25 and it's been holding steady so I'm sure I'm good.

Hope to have the rest of it filled in and my driveway back to normal this weekend so I can get back to bigger and better things.




The wires in there are cat 5 cables for internet access in the shop. I normally would bury stuff like that in conduit but with how fast technology changes, I figured these will be abandoned sooner or later and conduit would be an unnecessary expense.


 

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With conduit you could pull in new cable with the old cable.
 

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The future is in Wifi. Wait, that's already a thing - right?
 

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Tesla owner's can talk to each other through their cars now...
 

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Tesla owner's can talk to each other through their cars now...
Cell phone owners can talk to each other through their cars too.
 

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Yeah, but can you call the random stranger in the Tesla who just cut you off and yell at them??? If you own a Tesla you can.
 

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Yeah, but can you call the random stranger in the Tesla who just cut you off and yell at them??? If you own a Tesla you can.
That’s why god invented yelling and this 🖕
 

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