As regular readers know, Michigan is about to embark on installing an awesome Garn wood heating system in his back forty…this lovely number he had delivered over the winter…
Michigan tells us in his own words the process so far….. and gets two points for providing the riotous headline!!- Mr. EOS’s words: FANTASTIC, on both the project (he wants to be there) and the headline. There’s a future for you in blogging Michigan!
To get utilities out to the new building we didn’t want to rip up the driveway and trench the front yard up so…
Boring bit (this one is called a “duckbill”) with carbide teeth is used for the initial bore and cut through concrete wall. The “duckbill” contains sensors and transmitters so it can be “steered” by the operator to the predetermined point. It’s quite accurate.
The duckbill has been removed and a reamer head is attached. This will allow the utility pipes to be attached to it and pulled back through the initial boring while spinning and spraying an expanding clay solution to form a supporting wall for the final bore. The center of the reamer remains stationary while the outside spins. You can see the angled spray nozzles at the back of it.
Their job is complete and mine will be to trench from the 4 foot depth point that they kindly marked for me, out to the new building.
We’ll be waiting and watching for the next installment Michigan. Thanks so much for keeping us in the loop. Just let us know when the first wood burning party is and we’ll be there!