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    Smile How to set up plumbing for a horse farm

    Hi,
    I want to have a small training farm in my back yard (one or two horses/ponies) and I would like to get running water in my barn. There is an outside pump to water flowers etc. but I dont know how I should go about this. Hire someone? Have my dad to it?
    Thanks!
    Sarah

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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    You haven't given us anywhere near enough information to help much. You say there is an "outside pump" to supply water for irrigating flowers. Is this a well? What kind of pump? Making a connection to a water source and running a line is a little more involved than just laying down some pipe and cutting in a tee.

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    In the Trades Bob NH's Avatar
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    If you are going to own a pump and a farm you should learn to do things like that, even if it is a little slow to start.

    Dads are there to help. You should work with him to get the job done. I consider it one of the responsibilities of being a dad to teach and help my kids with such stuff.

    So far I have helped build two fences, one deck with hot tub, one storage shed, and one floor tiling job; in addition to miscellaneous wiring and other projects. I told the two boys that they should help their sister when she gets her own house.

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    Bob.. I second that! My son was a slow student in school. Definitely a kid with A.D.D. When he was about 12 we built a tree house one weekend.. he learned excellent carpentry skills. When he was 14 I opened a pet shop and he helped me rennovate the building. I took him with me to rennovate my mom's rental houses. Neither of us ever had a job working for a plumbing company. I now am a licensed master plumber and rather than moving up to the lake with me he opted to stay at our old home. He now makes more money than I ever made and is working for a big time plumbing repair company.... learn every skill you can..some day it will really come in handy. BTW... my son is a pretty good mechanic too... I grew up in a garage and passed the nuts and bolts along to my son... it was like we had our own vocational/tech school right at home.

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