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Posted August 10, 2012 - 07:36 PM

We do have mud bog races here in the area.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 08:17 PM

About 20 years back the street a friend of mine lived on finally got city water. On a Friday afternoon at about 6Pm after all the water dept workers went home some genius had the bright idea to turn on the main to her street. I was sitting in her living room and heard a weird noise so I went outside. Her neighbor (who was out of town) had a 50 foot geyser in his front yard. I called the water dept and was told that no one there had the plans so n one could turn it off until Monday when the project engineer was back in town. I told them that by then they were going to be rebuilding a house. After about 3 hours, 4 calls to the water dept, 5 calls to the city police, a call to the city managers office and an almost completely missing front yard at the house next door they found out how to turn it off. When the neighbor got home on Sunday afternoon mad doesn't quite adequately describe his mood. They had to replace his yard from the road all the way to his front porch including his sidewalk and driveway.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 08:33 PM

Kenny, when they get the water back your gonna have some issues.

All the crud in the main, and very soon your service, all got knocked loose. That's all coming your way when it's operational. Then, they are going to shock treat it with enough chlorine to turn an MF Elf white, due to the inevitable intro of soil and contaminants into the pipe.

Run an outside spigot or anything that skips your treatment and heater appliances for at least 20 minutes.
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Posted August 10, 2012 - 10:50 PM

Kenny, when they get the water back your gonna have some issues.

All the crud in the main, and very soon your service, all got knocked loose. That's all coming your way when it's operational. Then, they are going to shock treat it with enough chlorine to turn an MF Elf white, due to the inevitable intro of soil and contaminants into the pipe.

Run an outside spigot or anything that skips your treatment and heater appliances for at least 20 minutes.


That;s good advise and you might want to b uy a few gallons of bottled water to make your coffee for a few days.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Kenny, I am dealing with low water pressure here too (sorry no pictures) but I sprung a leak in the bottom of my 18' X 4' above ground pool. Spent most of this week draining 5,500 gallons in to the back yard, and it rained twice this week (go figure). I tripple patched the hole in hopes to get two more months of pool pleasure out of this three YO pool. With this said. It takes 2.5 days to re fill the pool, and as long as that hose is running we only get a trickle in the house.
No mud holes. but it looks like some August Mowing seat time in Texas here.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 02:16 AM

Hey Kenny, too bad your last name wasn't Clampet, then you'd be Jed and that would be oil bubbling up instead of water.

Sorry for your misfortune.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 04:09 AM

Water is back on! Got a hose run to the tree an am flushing the line. The hose bib on the back of the house is closest to where the water comes in, so any debris will get flushed. I'm not so much worried about the chlorine, as there were about 15 of us without water. I'm sure a bunch of them got that out last night when they turned the water back on. Plus they usually open a fire hyd. to flush the line.
Once the sun comes up, I'll see what kind of mess is back there. The city mows that with a flail mower, so they hopefully cleaned things pretty good. We'll see!

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 06:25 AM

Good to hear it's back on and I hope they cleaned up the mess.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 07:01 AM

It's a bit mucky to do much clean up. I'll get a pic of the aftermath shortly. Not a pretty sight, though. Hope I don't have to get the PU back there for a while.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 07:44 AM

I went out and got a couple pics of how it is right now. I imagine they will let it dry for a few days before smoothing things out.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 03:48 PM

I went out and got a couple pics of how it is right now. I imagine they will let it dry for a few days before smoothing things out.


That mound will most likely settle above 75%, unless they had compaction equipment along with. Never mind, I looked closer. Their going to need to add fill dirt to that. Just wait until the void 20 feet away drops down, that's always a nice surprise.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 04:33 PM

Kenny is that a pile of dirt they left to be graded. Looks like a GT play ground to me! At least it was a short outage but any outage at all is too long.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 07:25 PM

Good to hear the water is back Kenny. At least they didn't drag their butts getting it done.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 07:34 PM

Tulsa has been very close to water rationing this past few weeks.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:23 PM

We have had anything but a drought this year. I am growing webbed toes.




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