So December 4th was Inspection Day. The inspector spent about 15 to 20 walking around. I showed him all the boxes, though only the insides of a few since not all of them are done. He was just checking the trench work, wire and conduit. He was happy and I was very happy. Shortly after he left, I started to backfill with sand. So yes, I PASSED! I didn’t have to change a thing! Thank God!
I still have communication wire to put in, both telephone and CAT5e wire. So I am covering the electrical conductor wire with a foot of sand then I will lay the como wire over that, re-sand, then backfill with our soil. I started back in the big barn, where I also have to lay the air line. Because of its location and because I like to have control, I backfilled with buckets. The sand was frozen on the outside of the pile so I had to break it apart.
This first picture shows where the sand pile is, just past the second trench. I couldn’t get it any closer, though I wish I really had!
I am really happy with the fill sand. I have found a few rocks, and I through those out. But I confident that I am doing everything within my power to protect the wire.
I did not count how many trips of two bucket loads this was; I hate working like that. I like to set a small goal and push to that. Today my goal was the corner where the Dust Collection Trench merges. Sometimes I have to quite early if my body just says I am pushing to hard. My vision in my right eye will go out and I will get an increase in vertigo attacks. Other times, I can work for a long time, but then when I stop I know I over did it and I will get a headache, so it is a balancing act. It gets very, very frustrating! But I am thankful that I can still do this kind of work!
So I made it to my goal! But I ran out of sand doing it. I am going to have to order more!
I still have SO much more trench to fill!
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-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate