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Hose and Tap station with one piece of Wood

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Project by anthm27 posted 11-13-2018 12:48 AM 490 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Part of the reticulation system on the Farm that runs around the house paddock had a buried water tap with an old plough disk covering it as a marker.
I decided to dig the tap and poly pipe up so I could neatly house it and connect a hose for easy access.

I had some red gum logs in the shed from fallen trees on the farm.

I dug up the pipe , dug a two foot hole in the ground, carefully shaped the log with a chainsaw so as there was a piece that the hose could hang on. I then hit the whole log with a 9 inch 80 grit disk sander to neaten it up.
I inserted the log in the ground and with a crow bar pounded the dirt around it to keep it in place.
Drilled a hole to wire on the tap using 8 gauge farm wire and coated with some natural decking oil.

unbeknownst to me at the time Lovie took some pics whilst I was heads down at it.

All in all , one piece of wood with one drilled hole. Im tipping it will see me out.

Thanks for reading





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 11-13-2018 01:50 AM

Nice project Anthony – great idea for the hose hanger

enjoy the warm weather, it’s 30 degrees here in Ohio

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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anthm27

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#2 posted 11-13-2018 02:06 AM

Cheers Dick,

Cold there then, last week we had 39 Celsius or 102 Fahrenheit on the farm. Thats why I had to commission extra hoses.

Regards
Anthony

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#3 posted 11-13-2018 02:40 AM

OK thats a excellent construction, now a question, where is the water coming from? ... its obviously not from the dam.
But I do not see a water tank next to the house.

Red gum well the termites will wear their teeth out trying to digest that!

-- Regards Rob

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anthm27

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 02:50 AM



OK thats a excellent construction, now a question, where is the water coming from? ... its obviously not from the dam.
But I do not see a water tank next to the house.

Red gum well the termites will wear their teeth out trying to digest that!

- robscastle

Cheers Rob,
Well actually the water is from the 12 acre Dam, Its pumped almost 1 kilometer up the hill via an electric pump to a holding tank them gravity fed back down to service the cattle troughs, taps and house paddock, all Independent of the house paddock rain drinking water which are rainwater tanks.

We missed you this trip, best you pop in when we down next.
Cheers
Anthony

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