Welcome back to Base Camp WNC in Western North Carolina! We're currently dealing with heavy rains and freezing temperatures of 20 degrees. Today's project focuses on a spring job that has one supply line and two overflow lines. The flow rate alone through the main pipe is an impressive 32 gallons per minute, and when you consider the overflow lines, it adds up to the same volume. We've used an inch and a half paper to hold all the water.
Now, let's take you along for the build! The spring we're working on has a significant flow, which makes it challenging to contain. To tackle this task, we're using Bentonite and hydraulic cement, especially because there are many rocks in the area. Our plan is to build a dam around the spring and create a pipe system to channel the water.
The process starts with digging a trench to create a pathway for the water. We make sure to measure the depth carefully to ensure an even flow. Then, we mix Bentonite clay and soil together and spread it around the trench. This creates a barrier to contain the water. We're very meticulous in our approach, making sure there are no high spots or leakages.
As we progress with the construction, we encounter challenges due to the high water flow. However, we're determined to overcome these obstacles. We continuously adjust the dam and add additional materials, such as hydraulic cement, to address any issues that arise.
Once the dam is nearly complete, we begin connecting the pipe system. We use various fittings and materials, including plastic and black poly pipe, to handle the flow and create overflow channels. After carefully placing and weighing down the pipes with rocks, the water starts flowing smoothly through the system.
Towards the end of the project, we add wash gravel to cover the dam and the surrounding area. This serves to protect the system and give it a more natural appearance. The flow rate remains strong, and we're satisfied with the final outcome.
In conclusion, the spring job in Western North Carolina presented its challenges, but through careful planning and a combination of materials, we were able to achieve our goal. Our work isn't finished yet, though. We still have more projects ahead, including building a spring box and supplying cottages with water.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your own projects, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're always happy to help and share our expertise. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and remember to like, share, and subscribe to our channel. Your feedback is invaluable, and we look forward to bringing you more exciting projects in the future. See you on the next one!