okay apparently you weren't bored by the door doctor post... so i'll try to put you all to sleep with this post !!
yes.... MORE trench stuff !! you might remember the last update was after reports of my death due to poor driving were exaggerated ;-)
first up - sky pic for helga:
so, back (waaaay back) in november, i was pretty much finished digging the trench (my god, it's been so long i should be calling it Mr. trench, i feel like it is an acquaintance ;-)
as it got deep, there we some cave-ins, i had to dig a few of these out ..
they block the flow of water from the basement, this will be remedied with pipe..
meanwhile, in the basement, i had a good start on the "inside" part of the trench..
and i was finally able to get a test piece of drainpipe under the footing of the foundation - that is an amazing accomplishment!!!
tools of the trade and a pile of gravel that i moved outside for another drainage project... yes, i know, it is hard to hold onto the edge of your seat for that long!!
one thing i need is a "drain box", luckily large garbage pickup was early november and i snagged this lobster packing crate for free - it is perfect !!!
drilling holes with the speedbore bits, just like the sump pit liner !
i took the test drain pipe out for a fitting (there was 6 feet of 100 mil/4 inch pipe laying around when we got here)..
here is a close-up..
and here is a test fitting in place in the basement..
some jiggling around and we have a permanent liner for the drain!! awesome!!
lastly... a helga-approved sunset!