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Derrick Smith and Luke elevated the 2nd fuel tank then the newly emptied tank was suspended from the ceiling. The incoming water main was accidentally broken and hasty repairs made by a couple of wet workers with some of the plastic pipe supplies I had on hand. They hammered out the remaining concrete from where this tank had been and around the furnace. Troy Megli, Luke and Jon worked on the cistern in the PM and got the subsidence crack fixed and the first coat of water seal plaster applied. Radon down to 1.8.

Floyd Simpson


Photos were taken inside of the cistern. It is 7 feet 6 inches wide by 6 feet deep to the overflow tile. Using the Anchor Veterinary handbook formula, I calculated the capacity to the overflow at 1,977.75 gallons. This formula is Diameter X Diameter X Depth X 5.86 =gallons

With this capacity of water available for all household and farm use it is apparent why I have been adamant for this cistern to be repaired to pre mining condition which, incidentally is listed as part of the National Register of Historic Places assets of the James Kinney Farmstead.

The 4 inch perforated Radon tubes were connected in the basement hall and NW room.

Floyd Simpson


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