Life is never, ever dull! Yes, it probably is getting dull reading these posts…sorry…I am doing my absolute best to get this thing hammered out! I am a perfectionist though so you will have to bare with me!
So yes, more trench needed widening and cleaning!
The lines from the Main Panel to the Ag Well as well as to the “New House Well” were the focus this time. I also had to cut the existing overhead power to the Ag Well down so I could install a new post and get in and install a faucet.
I mimicked the same set up at the “New House Well.” However the faucet that sits on the opposite corner of the power post runs off the Ag well. The “New House Well” is currently inactive and I didn’t want to install a faucet that I could not use! (More pictures of that to follow)
The nice thing with this stretch of trench is that I was able to borrow my fathers tractor and use the front loader and dig out the majority of the dirt with it. (He doesn’t own a backhoe) My digging hours have significantly receded since the days have gotten so hot. My body does not tolerate extreme heat. It can trigger terrible migraines and vision loss. So I have been getting up super early to work in the cool hours of the AM whenever I can!
This is the final trench…I hope!:)
I had to add a short 5 foot section onto it for a lamp post that is running in the same trench! It turned out to be the hardest soil I have had yet!
The final step was to install the Pool/Mid Drive 50 Amp Box. I had to dig a hole for the pier tube form. Then build the post with the box and conduit on it first before I poured the concrete so that the conduit could then be incased in the concrete and not be forced to go around it.
Once it was up and dry, I was free to run that line out to it. I ran Aluminum 2/0 direct bury all 200 plus feet out to the box. As you can see, I had some help.
I wasn’t able to get the line in the ground before night fell and pushed us in doors, so…
More pictures to follow!!
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate