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Vent [RE]cap

March 24, 2011

So in case you were wondering, I finished up the whole sewer vent issue – it required drilling holes in that cap that I wore on my head the other day, securing it to the new vent we installed over the weekend, and then filling in the surrounding hole with gravel, sand, topsoil, etc.

That cap needed holes drilled in it, and I had three choices: 1) don’t give a damn and just grab a hand drill and drill holes randomly until I had enough; 2) lay out a grid or other hole pattern that was simple and orderly; or 3) design something that would be beautiful to look at every day… forever.

For those of you that know me, you’ve already selected option #3 for me. It took me about 15 minutes longer to create an interesting hole pattern. (Though I had to borrow Jim Konrad’s drafting tools to lay it out – mine are somewhere deeply packed away…)

The sewer vent completed... beautifully.

If you look closely you’ll see that the holes are different sizes. That was rather simple to achieve too. I like the pattern – it kindof reminds me of a sea urchin, or perhaps some kind of water sprinkler. I’m glad I spent the extra 15 minutes on this – I will be reminded of it every time I’m cutting the grass. (After I plant some grass seed.)

We feel pretty confident that we will no longer have any sneakers, steel pipes, or hockey pucks thrown down our sewer vent.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2013 7:04 pm

    A few minutes more and look at all the folks you’ve impacted… that’s what thoughtful design does.

  2. Mom Peterson permalink
    March 27, 2011 2:30 am

    What a beautiful job!! Reminds me of a Sand-dollar. Is that one word or two? You know what I mean though.

    • Tom permalink*
      March 27, 2011 10:51 pm

      Yep, we know what you mean. Thanks Mom…

  3. dby permalink
    March 25, 2011 11:54 am

    Drafting tools and a hand drill, really? I would’ve expected something off a digital-controlled milling machine! 😉 Nice work though.

    • Tom permalink
      March 25, 2011 12:00 pm

      I didn’t mention that I used the drill press, though it will be even EASIER when I get my CNC mill…
      thanks dave


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