Saturday, July 30, 2011

Barn Maintenance

Had to replace another section in the airline. It comes from the boiler shed in the background there and into the shop part of the barn.

 The faucet broke off a few days before I was going to place chicks a few cycles back. I didn't have the necessary fittings on hand to replace it at the time so I ended up just screwing an end cap in to stop the water.

Two fittings and a new faucet from the hardware store did the trick. :)

Straightening finned pipe. Not the most fun job I've ever tackled. It took me about 5 or 6 hours and by the time it was done my knees weren't thanking me. :P They are fairly flexible so I pushed them all back into place with a screwdriver. 


And the lovely fogger hose. The braided hose at 84 PSI could not compete with the 200 PSI being run though it. :P 
Very awkward to work on the line. You are on a ladder with your head squished into the corner and then you drop the screwdriver into the bucket of water below that was catching the water flowing out when you cut the hose.

I always forget that the hose slides in like a breeze at the top and at the bottom not so. After many unkind thoughts, sore nails, and scraped fingers, I got it pushed into place and the clasps tightened. I picked up this hose from JD and it is good for 300 PSI and it can handle hot oil. So, with just cold water flowing through at 200 PSI I'm hoping this problem is fixed for good.

 This was the first time for a feedline cable to snap on me.  Thankfully the Co-op in town had the right size cable I need to fix the line.

Connecting the new piece of cable.

The cable went through the the opening into the box at the end. I had to unscrew the box off first and join the cable in there as well.

This Master Craft tool set has been one of the best investments!

Busy times!

It's been too long since I posted here and it hasn't been because of lack of things happening in my life. :) The past while has consisted mainly of chickens (obviously), barn maintenance, yard work, sewing for Naomi's wedding, helping with cleaning and making tortillas at KLBC, and turning 30 which my neighbour didn't let slip by unnoticed. :) So life is crazy but good. I can't complain. :) I'm going to post pictures of some of what I've been up to and hopefully not too long down the road I'll be able to get back to regular blogging.

 After the office flooding incident, I had to go underneath the trailer and put a new waterline in so I would be able to water the garden. Not the funnest job between working in small quarters and the cob webs. It reminded me of Frodo in LOTR getting all wrapped up in the web. lol.

Two trips to the hardware store and then I could finally get started.

After assessing the situation with my neighbour, I figured it would be easiest to "T" off the mainline here.

The faucet is a little lower than the previous one. The copper pipe at the other end is about 1/4" higher so it will drain and help keep it from freezing this winter.

And it worked! :)

Bleeding Heart

Another great year for gardening here.

I had seeded all three flower beds by the house but no flowers came up. :( Just recently Superstore greenhouse had their flowers on a great discount so I was able to fill the whole front for only $25. Adds some nice colour to the yard. :)