Tuesday May 26, 2015 Guerneville CA.
I was thinking I needed to go do some shopping for plumbing parts to hook the new well to my brothers garden. But first I decided to go down kayaking at Jenner and do the shopping after that.
It was overcast at Jenner as I pulled into the parking lot. A bit cool, but the wind was down. Most of the holiday people were gone and for some reason there weren’t a lot of birds around today either.
I put my boat in the water and paddled across to Penny Island. Since I went down to the river’s mouth yesterday, I decided to go up river today and that’s the way I headed.
I didn’t go far
Called it a day
Did the shopping
I went on home and got my list for the plumbing stuff and headed to the shopping center to get what I needed. A couple hours later, I was home again and resting up contemplating what I needed to do to hook up all the water lines to the garden.
Moved the water filter
We had to move a water filter to this new spot and put in valves to service the water filter and control which way the water was to go to get to the vegetable garden.
Here’s the setup while we are waiting for the glue to dry. The red thing is the filter which will be installed as soon as we flush out the lines. This hookup was a little weird as the main pipe wasn’t going straight
Letting the glue set
But first we want to give the glue some time to dry, so I tell my brother I’ll be back just before dark to finish this project as he needed the water right away to water the garden as we dumped his old sandy well which was now disconnected.
Just before dark, I round up my brother and we turn on the water from the new well and flush the pipes.
Flushing the sand out of his pipes
Next we drove over to his garden where he had the upper faucets turned on, flushing the pipes. I put a white pot under a faucet as it was flushing and it got a lot of sand and dirt in it. We ran the faucets until the sand had almost stopped.
Clean pure water
For now, we seem to have lots of water, but it is early in the year, so we’ll just have to use the water and see how things hold up.
Another day gone by.