Posts

Showing posts from October, 2014

Natural Gas Pipeline in Mebane

Image
Now the pipeline is looking a lot more like a pipeline because there's a few miles of pipe laying about.

The next step is when they weld all the pipes together. One of the workers told me that they do this above ground so that the welds can be inspected by x-rays before they lay the pipeline into the ground.

I guess you would want to be damn sure about how well the pipes are connected once you start pushing natural gas through them. Big booms are expensive and, given that the pipeline runs right behind my house, unhealthy.

Because of all the safety aspects of this phase of the work, it's going to take them 2 months before they're ready to lower the pipes into the ground. Until then, lots of dust and from time to time, mud too.

Orange County Natural Gas Pipeline

Image
There's a natural gas pipeline under the ground behind the house. It's been there for 65 years.

Now the two pipes that are underground are about to have company---a third pipeline is going in.

This is what the pipeline area looked like after they started trimming some tree branches back.

The dog loves to run after thrown sticks so she was in heaven.
Not so many sticks now and it's a bit ugly---and the dog is now red from clay dust. Just kinda ugly. :-(

It''s amazing how much of a difference 3 days can make!