rain gutters #4: rained out !

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Blog entry by patron posted 07-21-2010 12:37 AM 2536 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this is just double edged for me ,
i am working as hard as i can to catch the rain ,
and i am getting rained out every evening ,
when i could be getting more done .
today i had an important video call ,
then when it cooled off enough to work outside ,
and i was just ready to work on the gutters some more ,
the rains came again , this time for longer ,
and stronger than in recent days past .
we left off where i had gotten the tank out of the hole it was in ,

and moved to it’s new home , ready for cleaning and placement .
here’s buddy (the boss) , with the tank in it’s new home .
i left it stick out enough from under the porch for the access cover ,
to be used in case of some need to get in it someday .

here you can see the ‘coffee urn’ type clear hose i added to it ,
so i can see how full it is at a glance .
and the overflow tube i put in it ,
so the water will not just overflow the tank and undermine the ground under it .
it will have piping to carry any overflow away to a nearby ditch ,
and on the bottom the outlet for transfering the water to the larger tank ,
that has the filters and presure tank and pump to the house .

this is a beautiful rainbow from after the rain yesterday ,

now we see the placement from the roof of the gutters .
i had to reach down inside with my air wrench and socket to attach it to the fascia .
and that was a tight fit , my hands are scared from it .
but we got it done .

here is today’s rain out , the water you see is from between the links of pipe ,
where they are not yet sealed , i wanted to get them solid first ,
then i will close them with shower liner PVC (bitchathane , to you plumbers ) .
this is just 15 minutes worth so far .

buddy of course wakes me early and drags my clothes around till i get dressed ,
and watches me get to work , then goes to sleep , typical boss !

it has stopped raining now , and i have time yet to get back to work now ,
see you for the finale .
thanks for looking ,
have a safe and happy day !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 12:43 AM

I have seen the rain down in you’re area it don’t sprinkle it pours. I hope you can stay dry long enough to get done…..................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 12:55 AM

Good luck David. Seems like the weather is plotting against you.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 12:57 AM

I’m glad to see you have given Buddy such a wonderful home! Keep up the good work. You’ll be catchin’ every last drop soon.

-- Antony, Albuquerque, NM

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 01:22 AM

Let it stop let it stop let it stop, for now untill your ready to collect it. Good luck getting it together before the next down poor. Tell Buddy to cut you some slack LOL


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#5 posted 07-21-2010 01:37 AM

I’m sure that rainbow has a pot of gold at the end…
You deserve it!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 01:49 AM

I am sure you will get your project done. If you need some more rain, I wish I could send you some. I have never seen so much rain so far this year. We got another 4” again last night and more on the way. Enjoy your blogs! You have a nice day.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 02:43 AM

David; A nice looking job. Too bad you are loosing all of that water to your lawn?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 07-21-2010 02:55 AM

A beautiful sight.
But so much lost through the spaces.
Once there sealed this will be some collector,
you might need a bigger tank !!
Everybody needs a Buddy, looks like a great dog.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#9 posted 07-21-2010 03:15 AM

thank you all .
i’m out working now ,
the rain stopped for now ,
still 2 hours till dark !

karson ,
you mean this lawn ? (sagebrush) ,
notice the ‘lakes’ forming from 20 minutes of rain,
gone in 10 ! sucked into the ground .

lisa ,
buddy is very loyal ,
and with a 2×4 he will be a better boss (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 07-21-2010 06:01 AM

I love the smell of rain in the dessert. You have a wonderful place there.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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Bob Kollman

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#11 posted 07-21-2010 07:30 AM

All the rain in the sage brush reminds me of the movie Shane, nice and muddy. You have some beautiful

mountains it the back ground. Buddy is a cute little guy, and he has a great yard to play in too!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#12 posted 07-21-2010 08:20 AM

David I am looking forward to the end of this project. I am sure it isnt easy doing this all by yourself.

Thanks for sharing David.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#13 posted 07-21-2010 08:28 AM

Get’er done.
You guys get all the fun up north, we get all the humidity and not much rain yet.
But with rain comes weeds and more weeds, and those mosquitoes.
Now that I think about it you can have the rain.

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#14 posted 07-21-2010 08:59 AM

Hang in there David. I know you will get it done. Just kidding around, from the picture. When it rains it pours!!
Hang in there..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#15 posted 07-21-2010 11:27 AM

Hi David. Good progress. I sure envy you that garden. if I had one like that I get in more shop time. Oh, and do you think Bitchathane is available in Norway?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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