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Nice sign!  I did some plumbing today.  Unfortunately it's not a Sand level BB but I'm saving it for Straw.  I had a leak appear in some plumbing.  Took it apart, gooped it up more and tightened it more, no dice   Got new valve and parts and swapped out the valve, no dice   Replaced the connecting fitting which required a new union and elbow, that did it
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Leak where the valve meets the CPVC
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Yay, it works (finally)
 
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My other half and I just did our first - give urine to growies

I took the 'soft' option - two photos, one of diluting the pee and one, below, of applying it to a plant.



Austin took the 'macho' option - direct stream!



What a fun way to spend time together...
 
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I've switched gears from working on PEP to... working on PEP! :D


I finally found some green willow cuttings: Salix Ihopeicus

https://permies.com/wiki/113041/pep-greywater-willow-feeders/PEP-BB-greywillow-sand-fivetrees#1126539
 
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Ok, I'm going to try the first BB Club zoom call Wednesday, July 22nd at 8am Mountain Time.

This first week, we'll be working on the Community Sand BB: Make a Map: https://permies.com/wiki/101705/pep-community/PEP-BB-community-sand-map

Time zone converter here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200722T140000&p1=3358&p2=tz_gmt&p3=51&p4=133&p5=3138&p6=246&p7=236&p8=22

Tell your friends! Join the fun; it's collective map-making time.

The details are here: https://permies.com/p/1126576
 
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Didn’t know this thread was here!

I’ve been doing my own PEP sprint over the last few dats. How did your zoom call go?
 
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Hey Kevin,

I've noticed, you've been on a tear with PEP.  The call went well! I'm just trying anything I think of or hear about to try to get more people doing BB's.

I saw you already did your map. Want to join in anyways?
 
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I’ve put this thread on watch and I’ll join in as appropriate. Have a few more BBs lined up, I’m trying to do things which I ought to do anyway (fridge needs cleaning!) or that I have already done and can document.
 
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Hey Kevin, just so you know, the zoom call is at this thread:  https://permies.com/p/1126576
 
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