There was a salamander in the line!

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Mortgage and Lending with Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank

Yup, you heard me right, there was a salamander in the line!

Dear hubby and I are blessed to be living in beautiful Rogue Valley here in Southern Oregon.  Our house sits on a few acres overlooking the beautiful valley and we're fortunate to have irrigation rights as a watering source for the lawns and gardens.

Well, on Saturday I went out to turn on the sprinklers in the front flower bed.  Turning the valve produced absolutely no water.  On Sunday we started trouble shooting why there was no water pressure in the front line.  All the other lines were fine producing plenty of pressure.

Hubby had a great idea.  He hooked up a long hose to a house spigot and began filling the line with water in hopes of "flushing out" whatever may have clogged the line.  After about 5 minutes of running house water through the exterior lines, we finally started to see some results.

What was the cause of the clog?  You got it!  Somehow a salamander had gotten into the line and had created just enough of a clog, resulting in the water not getting to the sprinkler heads.

Once Mr. Salamander was free, we had plenty of pressure! 

 

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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
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That does not happen often in Portland I bet.

Mel

 

Aug 01, 2011 08:37 AM #1
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Hi Mel!

Irrigation rights are somewhat "common" in the area we live in.  Portland city proper certainly would have city services...not sure about some of the outlying rural areas however.  Thanks for the visit!  All the best! 

Aug 01, 2011 08:41 AM #2
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Mykel Martin
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Is that a picture of the actual salamander? How funny! I'm glad it wasn't anything expensive and Mr. Salamander was able to continue on unharmed. :-)

Aug 01, 2011 12:48 PM #3
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Hi Mykel!  That's kind of what he looked like but no, sadly, I didn't think I'd need my camera!  lol  Hopefully, Mr. Salamander can find another suitable "dwelling".  Have a great night and thanks for your visit!  :)

Aug 01, 2011 12:50 PM #4
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Scott Warga
ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations - Gilbert, AZ

Karen, You should purge the lines with Crisco so the little sucker slips right through the line.

Aug 01, 2011 04:05 PM #5
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Dang, Scott!  Why the HECK didn't I think of that!  LOL  ;-)

Aug 01, 2011 04:25 PM #6
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