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*Water container (will water need transporting to the test site?)
**Sunscreen and/or umbrella?
===Permeameter assembly (Guelph permeameter)===
There are three thin inner tubes (shown in dark red):
*the central tube is the longest and sits within the reservoir assembly,
*the bottommost tube has a washer/seal apparatus on the end which does not attach to the central tube,
*the top tube is the shortest and has an open end where it does not attach to the central tube.
The reservoir assembly comprises two tubes of the same length:
*the outer (shown in green) is unmarked,
*and there is a mid-sized tube with graduations in millimeters,
There are two further mid-sized tubes (in orange):
*the longer of these has a cup-shaped, filter-like ‘foot’ and should have a funnel shaped bushing threaded on (shown semi-transparent); this tube goes onto the base of the reservoir,
*the shorter tube has graduations in millimeters and no other components attached; it slides onto the very top around the shortest thin tube.
At the top of the reservoir section there are three small but important components to note:
*a short flexible hose to regulate air going into the reservoir; this should have a plastic ring associated to close it off,
*a hole with a rubber plug; this is used to fill the reservoir with water (not shown),
*a moveable ‘indicator’ on the inner tube; it is a small cylinder of plastic threaded onto the tube which come directly from the reservoir.
The order in which the parts are assembled will be dictated by which connectors can fit through which holes within the connecting plates. It is easiest to connect up the thinnest tubes first.
Find a clear flat piece of ground (or a picnic table) and assemble all of the parts horizontally to reduce strain on the connectors.
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