Saturday, June 30, 2012
Lining the Well
Good Saturday Morning to you all. I hope you do not mind, but will continue the water theme a bit longer. Today's picture is from 1941 and it shows men lowering a concrete culvert into a water well, to serve as a lining for the lower segment of the well.
This is what we are intending to do, so the picture serves as a nice segway into an update on Project HAO. Well, I am sad to report our project has hit a major setback. The concrete culverts were delivered today. The well hole diameter is 37 inches. The concrete culverts have a diameter of 37 inches. The snag is both are Inside Diameter measurements. So, the hole is 37 inches wide and the inside diameter of the culvert is 37 inches, but the outside diameter is 41 inches. The culverts will not fit in the well hole. Now you might be thinking, just return them, but in Africa all sales are final, so we must make the larger ones work. This means Jacob must re-dig the entire hole to the proper dimension. He must re-enter the well, and recut the hole to the larger 41 inch size. Then perhaps we can have a nice photo like the one above, of the culvert actually going down into the well hole.