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tomz71ss

02:21PM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
if you miss my cellar saga, you need to get out more, hahaha....

j/k, ya, the holidays were good, hope yours were as well.

as soon as i have some new developments, i'll post them.

thanks again C, it's been nice to have some help on this, and if you ever find yourself in central NY, look me up, we'll have a beer or two, and look at my neighbors wet cellars [big wink here].

t

cellarwater

03:48PM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
I like this site! I'm usually out in the summer, the days are short & we got snowed on 3 days ago. Definitely hook up if I get out your way. How far are you from the thruway? C.

tomz71ss

04:16AM | 12/31/04
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
i'm about 10 minutes [if that] from the canastota/oneida exit, i think it's exit 33.

tomz71ss

10:38AM | 01/11/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
ok, don't get excited, i haven't done anymore yet due to other things going on, BUT, i'm happy to say the 'water level' in the trench is now remaining constant- as in making it to the sump hole [we've had a bit of moisture in the form of rain/snow-melt]. i hope to be back at it soon and get it 'buttoned up'.

that and i wanted to add something here so i don't lose track of where this went...........

t

cellarwater

06:57PM | 01/21/05
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
Hows the drain project going? We haven't heard. Hope you're O.K. Post soon! C.

tomz71ss

03:47AM | 01/23/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
still in a holding pattern. wife had to have a hysterectomy on 1/5/05. since then my household duties have increased quite a bit, so the cellar project has been put on hold for now. i must say though, i can't wait to get it done. i hate looking at the mess i have down there everytime i go down there to do laundry. water wise, it still looks good, floor is dried out, along with all the junk i took out of the trench so i think getting it 'back together' will go quite smooth and finish up easily.

t

tomz71ss

03:04PM | 03/03/05
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
got involved in another project between things, but as soon as that's done, i'll be back to the cellar...

latest project... http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/Miscellaneous/4343/4343/flat-page1.html#4377

since my last post on this, we went thru the holidays, then my wife had to have a hysterectomy, then my unplanned project happened, so it's been quite a hectic year so far.

t

tomz71ss

12:08PM | 04/09/06
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
oh yeah, ball of fire i am, hahaha.

well, after MUCH time spent doing a million other things, i got back to my drainage issue [pretty fast, huh??]

anyway, good news is, i let the rock i dug out sit long enough it cleaned itself [amazing pile of dust left over after it all dried out].

ok, here is the update. i bought some 4" pipe with the holes in it, a couple of elbows, some 45 degree 'T' sections and a couple of rubber caps. i set the lenghts of pipe in the trench i had 'excavated', put in a 90 degree T to replace the cobbed in T [and made a house of sorts around it to keep drain rock from falling into the T - my own well engineered cobb job- wink], and set it all so i had a 1/4 bubble off level on a 4' level thru the whole run. i then refilled the trench with my 'self cleaning' rocks. while cleaning up the rest of my mess today finally [did i mention how fast i did this project?], i figured i'd 'pop' the caps off and see how i was doing. at first glance, both 'flush points' looked to be bone dry- yet i had good flow at the sump hole [scratch head here and look confused], upon further investigation i found the water to be flowing like a champ from start to finish! there is a bit of sediment at the bottom of the pipe, but the water is running clear [that's what threw me, so i 'stirred' the sediment, and saw the flow].

i have yet to 'concrete' over the trench, as i wanted to wait to see what was going to happen over time. i must say i think i 'got it' [big smile here], and in the next few weeks, i'll cover it up with concrete to finish it off.

i probably should have dug the whole thing out deeper, but i think what i have done will work ok, especially with the smooth pipe, rather than that convoluted junk. i also installed 2 flush points, one at the beginning of the run, and one 1/2 way thru, so periodically i can flush it all down the line, but i think now that i have a consistant 'downward' flow [rather than the rollercoaster path i had], it may not load up like it used to.

once completely done, i'll post up a pic or two.

thanks again to all that contributed to my dilema, you were all a huge help!

also, it seems like since i started this i did 20 other 'projects' that were higher up on the priority list......

thanks again, and look for pics of the 'finished product' in a week or two...

t

tomz71ss

12:26PM | 04/09/06
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
i figured at this point, you folks thought i floated away....hahaha....
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