Shed Work Started

I got a phone call from the mob doing the shed, the lads digging holes had found on their first three holes,  a stump,  a water pipe and a cable. Thankfully I wasn’t far away and returned. What we found was the cable (buried direct in ground) was dead and looked like a signal (ie low voltage) cable, the water pipe was the old conduit leading to the old shed (filled with water) and the stump was tree roots (OK a lot of large roots). After a discussion it was decided if I took care of the roots everything would be sweet, so my afternoon was on the end of a shovel, and an axe, and a mattock. Job is done though.


5 Responses to “Shed Work Started”

  1. 1 yankeedog
    August 11, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Here in Illinois, it’s recommended to call JULIE before digging, even for smallish projects. JULIE is Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators, and they locate all those pesky power cables, gas mains, and water pipes so someone doesn’t go break something. Oddly enough, people get annoyed when someone takes a backhoe to their power or water supply.

  2. 2 bangarrr
    August 11, 2009 at 11:05 am

    YDog we have “dial before you dig”, I’ll have to chase the cable down. The meter board has the services marked (much better than most places) all to the front of the house, so the only surprise is the cable, leaving me going “How, What, When” it makes no sense.

  3. 3 Therbs
    August 12, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Mattock, axe, shovel. That’s hard work. One word answer my friend. Gelignite. Sure, there may be some collateral damage to nearby structures but geez it’d be heaps of fun.

  4. 4 bangarrr
    August 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Therbs a little turned off that option after the blasting for the BIL friend’s house found a crack and lifted the house next door, “cartoon like” was the description I was given 😉

  5. 5 barnesm
    August 15, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Excellent, you have met the enemy and they were only vegtable matter

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