Quote Originally Posted by Gobysky View Post
We usually wait for a good rain. However, there's so much clay in the soil that the water doesn't penetrate very deeply. Fabricating this thing was an excuse for a welding project, to fine tune welding skills and other plasma cutting techniques. You might say the the project was of "secondary" importance. Frankly one day it will make a good anchor for a mooring ball for someones sailboat.......maybe not heavy enough for that either. LOL.
We have that same clay problem, here. Yesterday, my a neighbor asked me to turn off my yard sprinkler, because water was pooling under his house, slightly lower than my yard. We are stuck in a drought, but trying to water deeply is tough, due to the clay soil.

Dang, wish I had a plasma cutter. Cheers! :-)