Archive for April, 2011

THE WATERING SYSTEM

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

HOLE IN THE SECTION OF UNDERGROUND FEED PIPE

Happy spring gardeners, nothing like a seventy degree day to make everyone want to get out and garden. We turned the water on at 8:00 AM this morning, and turned it off again at 8:01. It seem someone drove a stake through an underground feed pipe [probably a piece of re-bar ] . When the water was turned on we had a mini-geyser. Our turn on technician was able to cut out and repair the damage and the system is now up and running. This is the beginning of the fifth year for the irrigation system. In that time, we have had few if any problems, which means we have spent very little money on maintenance. When you go to turn on your water, you will notice a brass fitting on the spigot. This is a back flow preventer. It’s function is to prevent water in the barrels or hoses from being sucked back into the main system and polluting it

A BACK FLOW PREVENTER...THERE IS ONE ON EVERY SPIGOT

Please do not mess with it as they are not yet permanently fixed and will not be so for a little while. The reason they are not permanently affixed is because, you will notice, that almost every spigot is leaking, many badly. When you go to turn on your water you may get squirted in the face. We are getting prices to replace all of the spigots that will be levers rather than the twist wheels and will never need replacing [hopefully].

PROPOSED NEW SPIGOT


When this gets done, we shall have a tighter, safer, less wasteful watering system. HAPPY GARDENING.