Cutting Up Steel Pipe for the Spring Water Line Road Crossings

Saturday October 17, 2020 Guerneville CA.

Prepping pipe

Now that I had all the pipe measurements and steel pipe it was time to get the pipe cut to length.

I loaded up the wheelbarrow with the tools I’d need to do the job and headed over to my brother’s place where the steel pipe was


Pile of pipe

I had to drag out the pieces of pipe I’d need to cut to the measured length from this pile of pipe.pipe


I got the pieces I needed to cut stacked here and marked the measurements on each piece  and labeled them too so I’d know which was which later.pipework


Cutting pipe

I used this portable band saw to cut the pipes to length. The pipe was  much heavier than I needed for the job but the price was right and this would work out for the job.pipecutting


All cut up

I got all six pieces of pipe cut to length and also found some old fence posts to mark the road crossings.pipecutup


That was all I wanted to get done on the pipe crossing job for now. Next I will have to get the pipe up into the hills where it will be used so that’s the next task but not right now.

You guessed it, a nap was in order.

Chickens like Chicken bones

Later in the day I took some chicken bones I’d cooked in a pressure cooker for about 3 hours to make some broth for me. Cooking the bones that long softens them up.

Going nuts

When I give them to the chickens they go nuts for them.chickens


I gave some to the littler guys too. They also have some old tomatoes but the bones is what they want most.chicks


I chair hopped in the evening and watered some weeds to get them started growing for the chickens to eat.

Nice day.

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2 Responses to Cutting Up Steel Pipe for the Spring Water Line Road Crossings

  1. Patsy Irene says:

    Interesting that the chickens like the bones! I never knew that.
    Good job on the piping and yes, you deserved a nap!

  2. Nancy K says:

    You are definitely a handy guy. I admire anyone who can take a piece of old pipe and repair an entire water supply. My dad was very good at that too. Our chickens like cooked bones too … good calcium for the eggs.

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