A Shopping and a Visiting Day

Wednesday September 18, 2013, Guerneville, CA.

Redoing the temporary spring tap

I had decided I needed to redo the last spring tap I did the other day, as it looks like it may be a permanent spring, so I need to do a better job of tapping it, mostly to make it more sanitary.

It appears when they did the logging on the property next door to us this summer, it somehow caused our spring to change a bit. Our spring used to put out about two gallons of water a minute, at this time of the year.  But this year, it went down to about three quarters of a gallon of water a minute at this time, which is the lowest output time of year.

However a new spring popped up just below that one and which is the last spring I just tapped, but I was in a hurry to get water for five houses, so I didn’t do as good a job as I should have. This spring is putting out about three quarters of a gallon a minute.

But now that the water has had time to recovery and fill the tanks, I can take my time and do it right.

So that is partly why I had to go do some shopping today. To get some PVC pipe fittings to help make a nice clean water tap.

I got most of what I needed, I think, so I’ll start that project soon. It means I will pull out all the stuff I already put in and redo it all.

I also checked on skylights as I have one that needs replaced, as it’s cracked,  so I needed to find out what is available. Naturally, I can’t get the same size I had, so I will have to adapt something. I’d also like to get one that I can open to let some hot air out when I want to, as it’s the highest point in my ceiling, so it would be a good place to let it out.

Other then that, I just did a little visiting with friends today and then came home and puttered in the yard for awhile and thought about what I needed to get the spring job accomplished.

Tomorrow, back to kayaking. :O)

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