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Sometimes it is the simplest of things....

that are the most entertaining and satisfying.
Last winter in the comfy confines of my basement shop, I created this gate box
for diverting the water in my yard/garden. Redwood w/two coats of Thompsons
water seal. Used to flip a brick and a shovel full of dirt back and forth to do this.
This is just too cool.

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If there had been a handy post, probably would have christened it!
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nice project - and yes, it is definitely cool !!

when the gate is closed, what happens to the overflow ?
I have seen this on farms in Asia to divert irrigation water
into different parts of the garden.

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when the gate is closed, what happens to the overflow ?
Thanks!

The inlet is run off when the cistern is full.
The gates let it either run west into the upper garden or down to the
lower garden and lawn. If I don't need the water, I just
cut off the flow to the cistern. Cistern is 1200 gal storage for the pump
that runs hoses and sprinkler system for the rest of the yard.
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