Like the song says, “Some of my favorite conduit” or something like that…
I’ve been doing a lot of conduit work. Big conduit. Small conduit. Short conduit. Long conduit. Boxes, Type-LB, LL, LR, LT, 90D, 45D and even some 22.5D and 11D that I make myself. The area around Abattoir of our on-farm butcher shop, looks like a disaster zone involving octopuses and squids. They’re climbing the walls and skittering between the forms.
When we formed and poured the hot kitchen, smokehouse, bathroom, laundry and inspector’s office I embedded all of the plumbing and conduit in the concrete walls and floors. Collectively that area is known as the Admin. It came out great! I love it.
So we’re doing the same thing for Abattoir, the slaughter section, the kill floor of our facility. By embedding all of the conduit and plumbing we’ll have smooth walls and ceilings that are easy to clean. It’s very complex work now but will pay off in better sanitation and less work down the road for decades to come.
Outdoors: 62°F/48°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/65°F
Idea for the Day: Years ago we used to have a lot of black flies, deer flies and mosquitoes. Then we got chickens. Lots of chickens. We have several hundred chickens as well as ducks and geese free ranging through the paddocks following the larger livestock. We’re basically insect pest free. It’s wonderful. The government should drop chickens all over to ward off the mosquitos to fight EEE and West Nile Virus instead of spraying pesticides as they are doing in some places. “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” Nope, just chicken littles! I imagine the foxes would be delighted.