Friday February 23, 2018 Guerneville, CA.
Spring water lines need checking
It was a bit warmer out this morning as I got it going and went outside.
My brother Barry came by. He took my quad runner up the hill with his chainsaw to cut some trees off the roads.
Rode Mike’s bike
That left me with another brothers motorcycle to go up the hill on. It needed a battery charge anyway, so I got some tape and rode up the hill to our old Indian spring to check the pipe for any leaks as sometimes wild animals eat into the pipes to try to get water in late summer.
I have some valves here where the two main spring lines come together and head for the water tanks just below.
Checking how much water
I checked the water from each source here with this one gallon paint can. The main spring filled the can in thirty seconds so that’s two gallons a minute for that spring and the other spring filled it in sixty seconds, so that one has one gallon a minute. That’s three gallons a minute total or 180 gallons in an hour.
I thought the one gallon spring should be a bit more so I checked on that spring later.
Checking the second water line
Repaired this spring tap
It took me longer to do this than I thought it would so I got back down the hill around 4PM.
Tuckered out but did some van loading
I sat in my chair and had a hard time getting it going again. But after a rest and a cup of coffee I went out and loaded my drinking water in the van and some other food stuff until it got dark and I came on in the house for the night.
All that hiking and the motorcycle ride really stretches my body which has got to be good for these older bones, at least I hope so.
That was it for me today.