Friday, June 1, 2012

Passing Gas

We have a new natural gas line! Sorry, I couldn't resist the "potty humor" for the title. It was a very interesting experience to see the big equipment and techniques they used to pass the long, flexible line several feet underground from the east edge of the house (where the new meter will be), out through the big front yard, and under the street to connect to the main line. I can see why little boys are fascinated by construction equipment!



The few existing utilities were carefully marked, but that didn't prevent the trencher from running into an old, buried galvanized pipe from the (now defunct) well.

All in all, it didn't do much damage to the yard, and the places that were most disturbed need new lawn or landscaping anyway. We're still using up the last of our propane tank, but then we will be able to get rid of that eyesore and have access to clean, cheap energy for our furnace, water heater, and gas range.

1 comment:

  1. "LOL"-- just had to share my laugh with you at your "potty humor!"