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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

If It's Not One Thing, It's Another!!!

Last night the pump was cutting in and out, so I shut it off at the power box. We have a switch for the pump there. Come to turn it on and there was no water.

Tried to buy a new pump and there aren't any to fit our deep water well on the islands. Repair time coming up. At least it won't be expensive.

The power is still going to the pump and it tries to get the water up but it appears the foot valve has a small tone in it and is draining the water back down the well. It has siphoned the water out of the cold water tank which is now empty.

So we have to bring a barrel of water in to prime the pump after help cleans the foot valve. Trouble with that is that the well was dug by hand and is not straight, causing it to be very difficult to remove the pipes. It is also difficult to get the pipes into the well after the cleaning.

To make matters worse, the driveway is full of snow and we have to wait until the tractor can clean it out, so we can truck the water in. And if all that doesn't get water by this evening, I need to truck water in for the horses to drink.

Here I thought I was going to have an easy, stress free day. Well at least I can go and get the dogand cat food I'm going to need very soon.

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Bless your heart!!! And here it is December 16th and you're still having problems with the well.

I hope you get it fixed and running again very soon. I'm praying for you my friend!

I think you should add an update to this article and add everything you have had to do since the post. That is, if you can find the time.. I know you're out buying more tools so you have wrenches to fit the pipes and weathering the roads right now. I hope you make it safely there and back my friend. Please let us know how it's going.

Love you,