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02-07-2019 06:08 PM
PANDA It is pumping pretty regular. I got a 8 inch corrugated hose rigged up but not actually attached to PVC piping coming out of house. Hose slightly downhill emptying into the yard. Neighbor the plummer said it should be OK. He also said it will stop pumping once the ground freezes back up. ugh ok. Will report back in the morning.
02-07-2019 07:45 AM
OffshoreDrilling Time to move
02-07-2019 07:15 AM
Gav'sPurpleZ Sounds terrible.... I would say fuck it and dont risk the hose freezing.
temps are going to DROP tonight and tomorrow is going to be like 15*

not worth the risk ?

good luck man
02-07-2019 07:15 AM
Bub I would suggest getting that wire for ice daming and wrapping your pipe in it to keep it warmer. Or maybe a Nylon full of rock salt in the pit to lower the freezing temp of the water going through it.
02-07-2019 06:08 AM
PANDA Woke up to my sump pump pumping. Pouring rain outside and its February. JUST GREAT. Said to myself yesterday if the river gets any higher my sump will start pumping. Its not a big deal at all. But if I don't have a hose hooked up to it the sump discharges right onto my patio. (poor design) The water stains the bricks. So do I hook my hose up and risk it freezing when the temps drop backing up and flooding my basement or do I say fuck it. Hope once the rain stops this sump stops pumping. Never had a winter flood. I also think my sump is to low in the hole and is prematurely pumping. I moved it when I redid the PCV.

#floodlife
12-06-2018 11:47 AM
Yaj Yak
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Thought the whole reason for winter draw down was for storage for snow melt? To help with flooding.
correct, in the spring though. because then the chain has storage capacity once they close the gates.

the chain can come up 2-3 feet come march/april with snow melt and not effect anything.

right now the winter pool setup just gets water in and out as quick as possible, come spring time it allows the snowmelt to fill the chain back up
12-06-2018 11:21 AM
PANDA
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honestly you'd likely be better if the lakes were at summer pool, the water is moving through the system so fast with nowhere to go
Thought the whole reason for winter draw down was for storage for snow melt? To help with flooding.
12-06-2018 11:11 AM
Yaj Yak honestly you'd likely be better if the lakes were at summer pool, the water is moving through the system so fast with nowhere to go
12-06-2018 11:11 AM
Yaj Yak holy fuck seriously?!
12-06-2018 10:36 AM
PANDA Water has entered my yard. This would make it the 6th or 7th? Time this year?

I know the lakes were at winter pool. How serious would the flooding me if they weren't?
10-22-2018 01:05 PM
Yaj Yak that's just how the lower river is.
10-22-2018 01:05 PM
RICH17 debri everywhere tho. Huge chuck of a dock sticking out of the water under 176
10-22-2018 12:53 PM
PANDA Lower finally back to full unrestricted boating.
10-21-2018 06:51 PM
CobraSki03 Said good riddance to Spring Lake Marina today and moved into our new Marina. Looking forward to next season

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10-12-2018 12:55 PM
Lead Pipe
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I surprisingly have spent very little time on grass lake. I'm usually just blasting through it. Rosie's sounds intriguing.

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My new home
In green and boat in blue

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Nice spot, I'll have some say hi next year.
10-12-2018 08:51 AM
CobraSki03 Yea not concerned with any freezing temps as of yet
10-12-2018 08:51 AM
Yaj Yak I didn't hear that
10-12-2018 08:50 AM
PANDA
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water's too warm for anything to happen to a boat right now.

being in the water or above it is likely the safest place if winterization concerns are a thing currently.
I heard marinas/dealers and mechanics are flooded with people freaking out, and a lot of them are stuck dealing with the flood and not winterizing boats.
10-12-2018 08:46 AM
Yaj Yak water's too warm for anything to happen to a boat right now.

being in the water or above it is likely the safest place if winterization concerns are a thing currently.
10-12-2018 08:45 AM
PANDA Glad I pulled both boats last weekend. Still ALOT of boats in the water and it has been getting cold at night.
10-12-2018 08:40 AM
CobraSki03
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my truck is tall. where's your trailer at


Oh itís not that, my truck is plenty high but the owner not wanting me to pull trailer across his grass and possibly getting trailer stuck or having it sinking in the saturated ground. But yes, a video of rescue should be done!!
10-12-2018 08:37 AM
EmersonHart13 We need videos of this rescue.
10-12-2018 08:36 AM
Yaj Yak
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Going to attempt to pull boat out on Sun, doubtful Iíll be able to pull trailer out.
my truck is tall. where's your trailer at
10-12-2018 08:35 AM
CobraSki03 Going to attempt to pull boat out on Sun, doubtful I’ll be able to pull trailer out.
10-12-2018 08:18 AM
Yaj Yak
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Was this yesterday? So I was up there on Tuesday and they were not totally under water yet. Hope it has crested and starts to go down.
yeah it was last night, it had come up last night versus yesterday morning.
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