Saturday, October 14, 2017
Drainage ditch.... and other fun
(NASA Scientists with their board of formulas 1960)
Today I finished the drainage ditch. The reason the ditch is required is the deck of the screened in porch is below the outside ground level. Fortunately the front of the house is lower so I had to get the water to the front. First I dug a ditch 65 feet long, 8 inches deep and 10 inches wide. (If I were digging in North Carolina, I would still be digging. LOL)
I then lined the ditch with treated lumber to make a trough for the water to run in. This is all screws (no nails) so if necessary I can take it apart to modify it. (I sure hope it ain't necessary! LOL)
Then I put a top on the trough to allow water to enter along it’s length.
I dug and piped under the Air Conditioning unit.
The hardest jobs was trimming the asphalt down to slope into the ditch. I actually hauled 43 wheel barrow loads of dirt (sand) to the front, in the common area to give a little more height in the driveway dip.
Once we get some downpours we will know how it works. (I am sure I will add gutters, that will help with the splashing to the inside.
On another subject. Messenger on the internet. I don’t understand it and have a rough time getting to it when someone sends a message. We are on the net via cell signal and it is very sketchy at times and I am sure I miss some. Videos are hard to play,too much delay. So If I have missed some messages I’m sorry. But I do stumble thru 150 e-mails a day, as long as they are not videos.
This Caddy was an eye catcher, a dream car for the under-class. LOL