20170930 Valleywide Plumbing Penthouse Damages

Valleywide Plumbing in Phoenix, Arizona came to my penthouse to work on a blockage in another condo below me. They broke my 00 Toto toilet, ruined my carpeting, caused water intrusion in my walls, caused a mess and didn’t clean it up. Denied everything of course, but that’s okay as I have it all on my Nest Camera – watch as they enter, listen as they break the toilet, listen as they break their electric drain cleaner, listen as they call their boss to let them know that they caused the damages. They left, didn’t clean, didn’t fix, and haven’t made a single effort to rectify the situation. 8 days later, I have no working toilet, and still have damages, and still have black water in my carpeting, my carpeting has stains, and I’m really upset with them… if only they’d communicate and fix the problem…

Modified My Kastmaster Lures!

Modifying Your Original Kastmaster!
For areas of poor water visibility i prefer to use small reflective metal spoons like Kastmasters & Krocodiles to attract fish through the murk. For deeper areas of fresh water intrusion to harbors where water clarity is influenced by poor circulation i use larger heavier metal lures. The increased reflective surface area combined with the increased weight allows me to cast greater distances. Areas of clearer visibility fish tend to rely more on visual acuity so having less “solid” visual accessories (ie metal swivels, snaps, etc) on your mainline/leader plays a huge role in hooking-up on your casts.

I’ve learned how to modify my smaller lighter metal lures to the larger more reflective spoons. The 2oz Kastmasters are large & extremely reflective. I love the distance i get casting them. Because of the weight i prefer areas of deeper depths or sandy bottoms (less chance of snagging). My combo of choice for this is my Shimano Spheros SW6000 “Salt Water” filled with blue 50lb Jerry Brown braid mounted on a Lamiglass fast action/medium heavy 11ft Insane Surf. My Shimano Twin Powers is another great choice (i prefer Shimano due to the lighter weight & technology). I’m easily getting 100yd casts using this combo & leader set-up.

For my modifications to be fruitful choosing the right style, size & weight of hook is extremely important! To make the right choice i consulted with local legend Mr Brian Kimura, proprietor of Brian’s Fishing Supply. His knowledge of local fishing techniques is impressive (he also fished back in the day with my mentor Wayne Akagi).

I presented my product choices & how i put everything together. I hope the information that i’ve shared will help others.

(This video was made using WeVideo)

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Background / Sea Level Rise and

Don’t hesitate to comment below if you have any questions or additional phrases
Sea Level Rise and Groundwater Sourced Community Water Supplies in Florida CCSP Workshop: Climate Science in Support of Decision MakingNovember 14, 2005Randall Freed, ICF ConsultingJohn Furlow, Susan Herrod Julius,US EPA Global Change Research Program
,Background Sea Level Rise is among the most certain impacts of climate change
Salt water intrusion is directly tied to sea level Community Water Supplies (CWS) are among the highest-value uses of water Site-specific hydrogeological assessment and monitoring is resource-intensive Decision support is needed to set priorities for assessing and protecting CWS ,Objectives Develop screening tools to characterize
Vulnerability of groundwater-supplied CWS to saltwater intrusion
Reliance on current aquifer Develop a priority-setting framework based on vulnerability and aquifer reliance Demonstrate the framework with coastal CWS in FL ,Relevance to CWS in Florida Very high reliance on GW (~93% of population)
Strong water resource management programs Excellent availability of data Lat and long of CWS
DRASTIC scoring of aquifers Concern about salt water intrusion Source: Fernald, E.A., and E.D. Purdum, 1998. Water Resources Atlas of Florida. Institute of Science and Public Affairs, FSU
,Assessing Vulnerability DRASTIC developed by EPA & Nat’l Water Well Assoc in 1987
Widely applied to evaluate vulnerability to contamination Basic assumption: contamination is introduced at the ground surface and leaches into ground water via infiltration Modified to account for saltwater intrusion caused by sea level rise, which intrudes laterally (or in some cases upward) into aquifers ,Modifying DRASTIC Modified system: SLR Vulnerability =
D + R + A +T + I + C + M + P, where D (Depth to Water) ranges from 1 (0-5 ft.) to 10 (100+ ft.)
R (Net Recharge) ranges from 10 (0-2 in./yr) to 2 (10+ in./yr) A (Aquifer Media) ranges from 2 (massive shale) to 10 (karst limestone) T (Topography) ranges from 1 (18% slope) to 10 (0-2% slope) I (Impact of Vadose Zone) ranges from 10 (confining layer) to 1 (karst limestone) C (Conductivity) ranges from 1 (1-100 gpd/sq.ft.) to 10 (2000+ gpd/sq.ft.) M (Miles to Coastline) ranges from 1 (more than 4.35 miles) to 10 (less than 0.31 miles) P (Potentiometric Surface, i.e., water-table elevation) ranges from 1 (greater than 3 feet) to 10 (less than 0.5 feet) Original system — vulnerability to surface pollution = D + R + A + S + T + I + C, where:
D – Depth to Water
R – Net Recharge A – Aquifer Media S – Soil Media T- Topography I – Impact of Vadose Zone C – Conductivity ,Evaluating Aquifer Reliance Reliance = 2 * log(Pop served) + AWS
Population served Min = 25 (for a mobile home park)
Max = 475,000 (for Tampa) Availability of alternative water supplies (AWS) Biscayne Aquifer (designated by SDWA as sole-source aquifer) = 10
Water resource caution areas (designated by regional water management districts) = 5 All others = 1 ,Vulnerability and Reliance ,Florida Community Water Systems: Vulnerability and Reliance Ratings Mapping Vulnerability and Reliance
,Pensacola ,Miami – Palm Beach ,Findings Key Findings
High vulnerability/ high reliance CWS concentrated in Pensacola and Miami-Palm Beach areas
Vulnerability index results appear to be consistent with known occurrences of salinity due to salt water intrusion Index could be simplified (to drop some DRASTIC factors) and still provide valid results – M and P are most important Limitations Applicability to confined aquifer systems
Utility when data availability is limited ,Next Steps Identify decision makers best positioned to use this index
Apply index to other states in Gulf Coast Region and Mid-Atlantic Region Develop risk management guidance based on the priority setting framework; identify decision points and actions (site-specific monitoring and risk assessment, long-term planning for alternate supplies, hydraulic controls) ,Contact Information For more info: Randy Freed ICF Consulting

Shed build with concrete block 2 – walls going up

I’ve built the walls up several courses now. I have manually core-filled the bottom few, to ensure I get no voids around the steel at the point where water intrusion would be most likely. The rest will be done with a concrete pump.

These mortarless blocks are going together fairly easily. The only criticisms I have are that there is some inconsistency in height of the blocks, and some fairly consistent dags of concrete at the corners, which often need to be chipped or crushed to allow the next block to sit level.

Not shown in the video is the application of bitumen-rubber waterproofing paint to the outside of the wall down low and the installation of a slotted pipe/rubble drain. We get a fair bit of surface water runoff from the block above us, which partly caused the demise of the previous shed.

Watching this video made me realise how prominently branded some of my equipment is!