Mitteleuropa, Tirol - Instandsetzung einer Wasserleitung aus Baumstämmen

Central Europe, Tyrol - Repairing a Water Supply Made of Tree Trunks

The film shows how a water supply made of trunks is being repaired. Trunks of 3 - 4 meters length are hollowed out; a 2.5 m long tube drill is used. The thick ends of these wooden tubes are widened and cone-shaped with a special tool (kachler). In the field, the thin ends of the trunks are tapered off with an axe and smoothed with a draw knife, and assembled. One tube is placed into a small ditch ...