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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will trench water somewhere outside.  Sick of carrying water out to the cows?  Let's a hydrant in the back 40!

Here's a video to get you started:


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - trench water from point A to point B
  - below the frost line for your area
  - more than 50'

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  - the area before you start
  - the project halfway through
  - tape measure showing depth
  - pipe in the trench
  - trench backfilled
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Hey PEP-folks,

In the course of installing a hydrant (here: https://permies.com/p/2344449), I trenched ~85ft at an 18in depth (local code is 12in min for water lines, we don't have frost depth). Thus, Fig.1 shows more or less where things will go, Fig.2 shows the length measurement with the other end of the tape hooked to the new hydrant, Fig.s3&4 show in-process shots, Fig.5 shows the depth measurement to the 1in PEX-A pipe with a shovel laid across the trench to mark the grade, and Fig.s6&7 show the backfilled state.

Happy homesteading!
Mark

[Punch list: To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
 - the area before you start (Fig1)
 - the project halfway through (Figs3-4)
 - tape measure showing depth (Fig5)
 - pipe in the trench (Fig5)
 - trench backfilled (Figs6-7)
There's no item for trench length, but I supply that in Fig2.]
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fig3-in-process.jpg
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fig4-partway.jpg
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fig5-depth.jpg
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fig6-backfill1.jpg
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fig7-backfill2.jpg
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