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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #660 on: August 24, 2018, 07:56:47 pm »
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #661 on: August 25, 2018, 10:19:52 am »
Baie geluk Ant en ook aan mev. Hoop die nuweling is n deurslaper. :deal: :thumleft:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #662 on: August 26, 2018, 07:11:42 pm »
I gave my neighbor a hand with his well pump the other day. Because they ground is frozen half the year everything must be installed below the “frost” line.



The pump and supply line to the house must be at least 8 feet underground. The pump is connected to the feed line with a “pitless adapter”



And then you dig a 8 foot trench all the way to the house





When you build the house you install the supply line when you pour the basement floor. It basically goes through the floor, 3 feet deep and then bends toward the well where you then connect the line from the well and the line from the house


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #663 on: August 26, 2018, 07:21:48 pm »
The deer are starting to grow antlers. That means one thing.....winter is coming !




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #664 on: August 26, 2018, 07:23:55 pm »
Because they ground is frozen half the year everything must be installed below the “frost” line.

How do you determine the depth?
One depth for all areas?
Each area has their own depth?
Is there a standard that governs it?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #665 on: August 26, 2018, 09:23:05 pm »
Because they ground is frozen half the year everything must be installed below the “frost” line.

How do you determine the depth?
One depth for all areas?
Each area has their own depth?
Is there a standard that governs it?

It varies. Some places it goes deeper than others depending on the soil. Each municipality will have it’s own “minimum”. But it seems that 8feet is the safe depth. If you drive over it it pushes the frost down, sometimes up to 10 feet deep. If your power cable or water line goes under your driveway you run it through a 6 inch steel pipe and bury it a lot deeper. The steel pipe protects the cable and pipe from being cut in half when the frosts layers start heaving
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #666 on: August 27, 2018, 02:59:56 am »
Seeing that trench, I'm so glad I work in Florida.


Here we only have to bury the pipes 12 inches...  :biggrin:

Because any deeper than that and we are hitting the water table  :imaposer:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #667 on: August 28, 2018, 07:45:20 am »
this is unexpected




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #668 on: August 30, 2018, 03:49:05 am »
Sorry, been a bit sleep deprived...

I heard it is cold out west?! We in the East is dying of humidity and heat. Had 2 tornado's go past just north of us yesterday.

https://www.narcity.com/news/multiple-tornadoes-touched-down-in-ontario-yesterday-and-the-videos-are-terrifying
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #669 on: August 30, 2018, 04:01:35 am »
WOW  :eek7:

Tornado's scare me. Hurricanes we can see coming from days away. Tornado's suddenly appear and mess stuff up big time.

Stay safe up there TheAnt  :thumleft:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #670 on: August 30, 2018, 05:16:03 am »
WOW  :eek7:

Tornado's scare me. Hurricanes we can see coming from days away. Tornado's suddenly appear and mess stuff up big time.

Stay safe up there TheAnt  :thumleft:


True... But I have to say that the live coverage of the 2 was done really well. First world like... But still, I hope I never come face to face with one of those.



 

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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #671 on: August 30, 2018, 06:41:22 am »
Things are pretty messed up with the weather. We had minus temps last night, lots of rain, (not good for the farmers harvesting) the geese have already started to fly south ( a few weeks to early. Maybe they know something we don’t) tornados in Ontario and lots of fires in British Columbia with smoke blocking the sun for days.



And they predict a very cold winter. But honestly, what is the real difference between -30C and -50C.....you already froze your balls off at -20C in any case.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #672 on: September 02, 2018, 05:06:33 am »
How time flies. Took this pic 11 years ago when we bought the house.



And today....





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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #673 on: September 02, 2018, 07:09:58 am »
May the fires pass you by and you still have all your spares unfrozen after the winter.
Here by us I see more birds that do not even leave for the winter?
Our weather worldwide is changing fast.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #674 on: September 02, 2018, 08:52:04 am »
How time flies. Took this pic 11 years ago when we bought the house.



And today....





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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #676 on: September 04, 2018, 07:50:53 am »
I feel good story

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4792123
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #677 on: September 06, 2018, 01:23:27 am »
First day at school




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #678 on: September 06, 2018, 06:13:05 am »
Eish, they grow up so fast!
Just now he is going to start wanting to use your car!
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #679 on: September 06, 2018, 07:08:10 am »
Was he early...no other kids..... :imaposer:
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