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From: FireBrick" < (FireBrick)
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 13:06:31 -0500
Don't ask me how I forgot to lay the pvc pipe down before they poured my
patio but I did. get some radials from the base of my tower took a little doing.

I used a horizontal water drill.
A length of 1/2" copper pipe, some fitting and attached it to a garden hose.
a 1/2x1/2x3/4 tee, 3/4" plug, 10' 1/2" pipe, 1/2" sweat union, 1/2"x10"
water chamber tube.

A water chamber tube is a length of copper pipe that has a pointed end,
Drill a 1/8" hole in the closed end.
Solder to union, and length of pipe.
solder 1/2" tee with 1/2" tee part going to garden hose.
The 3/4" end gets the plug soldered into it.
The plug I got looked like a harder type of copper, maybe brass.

I dug a small trench next to patio, shoved the pointed end with the 1/8"
hole under the concrete.
Turned on the water. A occasional tap on that 3/4" plug/tee combo and it
drove right under the concrete to the small hole on the other end.
Took longer time to solder the fittings than to drill the tunnel.

I got fancy and shoved a 3/4" pvc through the tunnel and fished my radial
wires through the pvc. Just in case I get ambitious and want to run some

Not sure what I'm going to do with this now 11' length of copper...But it
may work to wash those 2nd floor windows. lol

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life." Brooke Shields

Bill H. in Chicagoland

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