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Hu-Dad decided to tackle a special Labor Day project – digging a 150 foot long trench and burying a drain line. Can you think of a more exciting way to spend a holiday?
We have a boiler system in our house for our hot water as well as for heating the house through radiant heat (hot water lines running through the floors rather than heat pumps or furnaces pumping air). The system generates a good bit of condensation, particularly in the humid summer months, which drains outside (it is pure water from steam – no contaminants of any sort). Because of the amount of condensation, we had a muddy area of the yard and Hu-Dad decided to extend the drain line down to the woods below the house.
In order to dig such a long ditch, you need two important things. First, you need a tool to dig:
Oh, sure, a back hoe might be a little bit easier, but Hu-Dad doesn’t have one of those. Still, you can dig a pretty good ditch with a box blade behind a tractor. To do the job right, you need one more important ingredient:
No work crew is complete without a good supervisor telling the Hu-Dad everything he was doing wrong. Kiska gladly takes on that role.
Note that we would have been glad to help dig, but all of this project took place outside Sibe Quentin. Despite not being able to dig, we were tired after this long project.
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