Spring has Sprung

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  1. Jim

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    I have had massive problems with the 4th of the 5 pitches weve dug here. I had 2 fresh water springs, now I have 3:cry:

    We've dug channels either side of the pitch using proper field dranage pipes and £200 of washed pebbles, the water is then carried away through 100m of pipe to a ditch, its pouring out fast enough to fill a bucket in 5 seconds! I thought this had fixed it, but its now coming up in the middle of the pitch:Doh: Looks like we will be a 4 pitch CFL with pool:Eeek:
     
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    5th might be useable in a dry summer, as long as you haven't dug through a water main :Laughing:

    When will you be open for business?

    JDee and us are planning a Wales trip in the spring {no pun intended :Rofl1:)
     
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    Where your business head Jim
    Are you referring to your super pitch with running fresh spring water:thumb:
     
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    Do a Delboy and start bottling the stuff. :Laughing:
     
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    Its a Spa now.

    Charge extra.

    Peter
     
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    Jim,,,, any chance of running a pipe down to Brixham ???? :thumb:

    Sooner pay you hundreds of ££££££££`s for water from you than bloody South - West Water.. :cry:
     
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    You *are* in Wales.


    Jim's CL the only CL in the UK with Water Beds for Motorhomes.

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    You are too quick for me Rolfarris ! Was just about to post the same...:thumb:

    JJ

    "You know it makes sense..."
     
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    We have enough water to bottle it, we thought about it once, Ginnie, our eldest, came up with a great name for it "Well Wicked Water" :Laughing:

    Maybe I'll print a couple of labels and offer a bottle complimentary bottle of "well Wicked" to all who stop:Smile: Or alternatively, if they are on pitch 4 they can bottle their own:Laughing:
     
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    solution one.......2 cubic meters of concrete and a roll of visqueen...it wont come up the middle then :Laughing:

    solution two.....dig a bit deeper then stick some carp in it.
    folks pay good money to fish on site. :thumb:
     
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    and a few roach an gugin to catch in winter times :Rofl1:
     
  12. Larrynwin

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    Have you space to dig a lake and channel the water into it ?
     
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    i know how you feel Jim, when i dug the inspection pit in my garage i hit an underground stream...the ground round us is riddled with 'em :Doh:

    my only options were to fill it in or dig a sump and chuck a submersible float switch pump in it.

    second option won :thumb:

    last time the pump failed (cheap chinese crap) i had 8000 liters in there :Eeek:
     
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    I think we have done it, dug it out again, another load of clean stone then three field drainage pipes buried in washed pebbles sloping off to take it to one of the other water routes we had dug out. More stone on top, just had a 3 ton vibrating roller over it and it did not draw any water so looks like its a good un. 5 pitches:BigGrin:
     
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    Are RVs welcome and is there a length limit ? :Wink:
     
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    RVs will be more than welcome. 45ft limit :Smile:
     
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    Sounds good , thanks Jim
     
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    Any idea when the CFL will be ready for visitors please Jim. :Smile:
     
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    I suppose we are open:thumb: I will build a web page describing it as soon as I have the time. Presently I'm just jumping through the hoops to become an official Red Kite feeding station, chances of obtaining the lcence is slim but if we get one then feeding the kites that already live here will add to the experience. :Smile:
     
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    Congratulations Jim :thumb: ... anyone visiting your CFL will not be disappointed with the views! we can vouch for that :thumb:
    Red Kites we love them - only very rarely spot one in Hampshire, feeding them Jim will keep you in the red ... best steak and all that :BigGrin:

    Brian & Julia
     
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