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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tom's Big Dig

More bird's nest sprinkler system problems resulted in Tom spending yesterday on his knees digging under roots and trees.  Zone 5 of 18 had a major leak.  Of course, where the water was pouring out was not where the leak was.  The actual broken pipe turned out to be several feet uphill and directly under a very tall pine tree.  Tom thought this would be about an hour-long project, but like everything else, it turned into a whole day's project.

Instead of trying to repair the break directly under the tree and/or trying to reroute the pipes entirely around the roots, Tom dug under the roots and routed the new pipe through there...

and around the other side.

Mochi was very curious about all the digging, "Whatcha' doin'?"
"Fixing the pipe."

"Because it's broken."

"Because it was installed under a tree."

Harry chills on his favorite dirt pile.  He's big on digging, but not on a hot day like today.

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