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Another water project - Renovation of reservoir

posted 15 Oct 2013, 05:13 by D Graves
Our 80+ year old reservoir renovation project has taken many many man hours. Tasks included:
1. Removing large rocks (with winch and wire 'basket')
2. Sweeping out the debris
3. Water blasting the whole inside
4. Cutting off and chiselling out of old fence posts
5. Removing loose material from cracks
6. Filling post holes and large holes with mortar
7. Repairing cracks with Crystal fix paste
8. Sweeping and removing many many buckets of sand and debris
9. Painting with Bondall Selasec waterproofer

repair work
Renovation complete - note largest boulder in foreground. Pipes for pumping up and syphoning for irrigation. Old metal pipes blocked up with wood clamped into place. Logs for future deck..
all done and ready for water
Fire pump on cart - water being relayed from very kind neighbour's dam:
fire pump on cart
Reservoir filling:
water filling
Irrigation pipes in Food Forest
irrigation pipes in Food Forest
Dripper on bush:
dripper on bush
Rectangle mulched garden ready for irrigating and planting:
Rectangle mulched garden