Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Destruction of Avon Drive's Water Main
Ah... just another quiet day in the neighborhood... what's that down the street?
Hey! It's the big machines... they're coming back!
They are in the middle of replacing our watermain... this means they have to dig down 8 feet!
You may be wondering at this point... how are we getting water while they are replacing our main. Well they are supplying us with water from a hydrant down the street. It's hooked up to our outside faucet as you can see above. Pretty slick!
Here's the new water pipe... it looks 2 inches bigger then the old one they are tearing up. It sure is shiny too!
They're getting pretty close to the curb... I have the feeling we are about to lose our mailboxes...
Here's a good shot of the end of the pipe they already laid, and covered up for the most part. That are about the bring in the next section to connect to this.
They seemed to be really concerned about where they are digging around the corner here... I wonder why?
Oh... it's just some wire...
WIRE! Jeepers I hope those guys are careful!
Heck... these guys need to worry about wire underground... and overhead too!
Hmmm... so much for that wire... they broke it. I guess it wasn't my power.
Here comes the next section of pipe...
Here's the guy connecting it....
... and here you can see it's connected.
Maybe you're not finding this as much fun as I did... oh well, sorry.
Hmm... they're still digging real slow and carefully...
OHMIGOSH! Thats a gas line! They're digging around gas lines!
Ok... one guy is standing there, holding a gas line, you can see another gas line, and then the guy is digging with his shovel... looking for a powerline I guess.
Well... they cut through this one... it's are telephone line.
Cecelia and I watch in earnest to see if anyone blows up, or gets electrocuted. Doesn't happen on our watch. We are glad everyone is ok and not hurt.
Here's the guy who patched up our telephone line. It's the best service we ever got from Frontier.
You can see the cleanup guy, filling in the 8 foot trench.
The girls were not as excited about watching the big machines as I was, so we had to move, and I couldn't take more pictures. We went out as the crew was finishing up, and we fed them ice cream.
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