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#46 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 08:05 AM

Kenny you and the BB did a nice job on that grading job! It might be better if they waited til the weather is cooler and wetter before they sod that area.

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 08:38 AM

We only have one day close to 100* this week with a good chance of rain Thursday. If it rains and no sod, it will be some time before I can get in/out that gate. If they wait too long, the grass won't root good before winter.

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 09:36 AM

Looking good Kenny, I hope they get the sod down and it get rained on real well.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:15 AM

Well, woke to no water this morning and lots of activity just West of the break last week. It broke again one house over. Haven't went out to see about the carnage yet. So, no coffee for me.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:19 AM

Well, woke to no water this morning... So, no coffee for me.


Nooooooooooooooo!

Maybe the water department will bring you a cup. Use words like "mental anguish" and "pain and suffering" when you make the request. :rofl2:

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:29 AM

I just stepped out and looked. The area I had 'prettied up' is all washed out again. I'll get some pics later. At least the moisture will let that hole settle now. Plus some more seat time after it dries out. Not sure how long before water comes back on. One of the guys said they had been out there since about 2:00AM.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:41 AM

I think we should all chip in an get a backup water tank for Kenny, just so he has coffee ready for us all when we arrive to grade the whole road next week. :laughingteeth:

Sorry for your troubles with the water there Ken, hopefully they end soon. I am wondering, just how old is that main?

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:58 AM

No telling on age. This addition was built Mid Fifties to Mid Sixties. The lack of rain is causing a lot of breaks. At least I can make coffee, water is back on.
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:28 AM

Here's a couple shots of the carnage. All my beautiful work is gone! :(

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At least they left the other hole to hopefully dry out some before they try to finish filling it.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Well, at least the ground is wet and a little more compacted now...





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Posted August 22, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Well, woke to no water this morning and lots of activity just West of the break last week. It broke again one house over. Haven't went out to see about the carnage yet. So, no coffee for me.

Kenny, they sell this marvelous item at the grocery store called "Bottled Water". I'm quite sure that if you kept a bit on hand, you could make coffee with it any morning that your water main breaks. However, beware of purchasing the product "Dehydrated Water". Although it will store longer and takes less space, it actually requires that water be added before it is ready for use.

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Ps: Emoticons seem to not be working quite right.

Edited by HowardsMF155, August 22, 2012 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 11:40 AM

IN Charlotte they have had a rash of water mains breaking. The pipes that were put in way back when turned out to be defective. For a while it seemed to be ever two or three days there was a news report of a busted main.

Go out and buy a couple of gallons of water just to make coffee with. Got to be prepared.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 02:55 PM

Thanks guys! May have to fork over the HIGH dollars for that bottled stuff just so I can make coffee! Wish I had a good pump, could have had a bunch for free.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 03:00 PM

I hope this isn't a trend. They may have damaged something when they repaired the original break.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 04:12 PM

Don't think so, Brian. The breaks were about 50-75' apart!




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