Can't speak for any others, but I haven't done any woodworking projects for awhile. Spring brings repairs indoors and out. Been busy with repairs and upkeep of an aging, leaking drip irrigation system, and not much energy left for a project. I to have noticed the fall off in project posts. Even the CNC gang seem to be silent at the moment. I also think the loss of the daily update has had an effect, out of sight, out of mind. The games are still being played, mostly by a few of us, it's the new project posts that're missing.
For anyone interested, I am having to replace nearly all 1,200 feet of HD half inch drip irrigation hose. Aged out in 6-8 years. But the Toro Blue Stripe hose is holding up fine. Have to order that online. I'm also re routing the supply pipes to reduce the number of runs of hose, and having to bury the schedule 80 pipe to keep it from bursting from winter freezes. I found a nice 5 inch wide trenching shovel that makes it easy. Placing risers in strategic spots to reduce the lengths of hose and reduce the quarter inch runs to plants. They tend to clog, even with filters installed at every feeder.
Have one "circuit" that feeds the back half of the property that has 10 breaks, which leads to either a huge water bill or dead plants (five pines died this winter). I haven't figured out where to bury the pipe way back there, so I'm stuck for the moment with hose. Just ordered 500 feet of that blue line hose, $72 on Amazon. That's going to be a lot of hand trenching, and a ditch witch isn't practical in most spots on that acre of yard.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 04-17-2019 at 10:45 AM.
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