They had lots of em around here. But mostly big ones. I never knew they would do somthin like that in house plumbing, except the sewer line. But I don't think you could get very good water pressure with wood pipe.
all the old buildings i have been involved with around here had lead and clay pipes for sanitary........i have seen lead in walls but i assume it was sanitary venting........i dont remember any thing in old buildings other than steel and copper....but my area is not as old as some of the older citys.........seen a lot of people go from hand carried water to steel pipe water in our area
F'n cold out. Just came in from doing a few things and guys I can tell you this with all honesty. There are more stars visible at -40 than 0 or 80. Wish I still had my thirty year old eyes[and maybe circulation] out there tonight cause she do look cool.
If people were only aware of how to use the transmission as a way to make a vehicle go slower and not ride the brake. Most cars on the side of the road or in ditches that I've seen are all wheel drive. There is a feeling of invincibility.
My fine feathered friends who decided they are wild ducks now days and refuse to go into their pen and shelter have been pretty happy to see me lately. We'll see how they fare in the next couple of days with up to a foot of snow and gusts around 60 MPH. With the pond froze over and no where to go, I'm surprised the coyotes havent gotten to them. View attachment 123832
Then what are those brown critters that insist on eating my young sunflowers? Dang woodchucks. Once I saw an eagle try to pick one up. That was pretty cool. For anyone who has to deal with these buggers, fox scent has worked well for me to keep them away.
We just had a couple snow storms here. Another snow storm of 2-4 inches is just starting now and another Monday night into Tuesday expected to drop 5-11 inches. I just try and make the best of it.
Winter finally struck. I've bitched that it started too early, September, but it had been mild. No longer, back to pussyfooting everywhere I drive because it will not warm up enough to melt the shit from the roads. Bought the WRX some snow tires, she gets along pretty well. Work 12 hour shifts for the seven off the DuPont schedule provides each month. Unfortunately my employer doesn't much care if we ever see our seven off and forces us to work OT when we should be off. A couple more years I'll be shed of the shitty outfit. If not for the forced OT I'd pick up and drive south until I declared it warm enough to golf.
3 or 4 inches of snow a day around here. It warmed yesterday and snow slid and oozed off the roof in huge chunks. More than 3 feet of ooze on the east eave. Note the icicles in the second pic, more than 90 degree turn.
I just spent a while in -11 F breaking up the kind of snow drifts that are solid almost like ice. Spring weather is welcome to come any time it wants. I am afraid with how much snow we have it will be another late spring and I will have no time to do anything.
Damb near two weeks of cold weather advisory here, they advise when wind chill will be -40 and try to scare people into staying inside. Went to an ag function and most everyone was saying it was nice in the sunshine. Black cats are more than warm to the touch which makes me wonder why whites inhabit the coldest climes.
Yeah, saw it coming. 3 nights in a row my wife parked close to the overhang. 3 nights in a row I moved her car away from the shop. Half of it came down at once. Conditions like this actually dont happen too often around here. Rare enough that I'll replace the gutters. Our cabin 30 miles further into the foothills has a metal roof as well and works great for shedding the ice and snow.
I have metal roofs on most all my buildings, including my house. When I had the gutters installed I insisted they be lowered a bit to allow the ice to just slide off the roof missing the gutters by about a half inch. So far it's worked out for me. They still catch most of the rain, what the wind doesn't catch and blow wherever it wills.