MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
REPLACE THE WATER TANK IN THE PUMPHOUSE
Old water tank sits in the
pumphouse, the sucker leaks air so the pump goes on and off all the
time, get rid of it.
Tank gone, the emty space awaits,
like an I Ching saying, while out in the driveway the new tank is
tree, valves and spigot and
Wheel the sucker in there.
Whaddaya know, fits right in there.
Next up, the hoist truck come to
pull the pump pipe out of the ground in order to replace a defunct
Pipe lifted out, take out the
flapper valve and put in a plug, lower the pipe into the ground and
afix the top plate.
Old galvanized tank going bye bye,
new steel tank in place and all hooked up, looks like something on a
The old forty sixty settings and the
gauge to show them
and the blue handled spigot for
draining the tank.
That job out of the way, we move on to
the next one.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
and the ditch
The old electrical panel
and the first EPUD truck arriving
Here's Rick, the ditch man, on his John
Deere with a backhoe on the back and a bucket on the front
him up and rain come drizzlin in,
nodding to do but hunker down over
the keyboard, put off outside work
for a while, get caught up and whooee
is there some caughting up to do.
A major three prong attack, took
lots of planning and organizing, not as
big as D day but certainly E day,
standing for electrical, for we replaced
the propane furnace with an
electrical furnace, had to put in new breaker
boxes to handle the load and, in a
bold move, brought the power underground
from the pole to the house, which
also meant the power company had to replace
thetransformer on the pole, and
all started and completed in one day, E day.
Artsy fartsy shot of the digging and
there she sits with the ditch dug out, ouch, all those rocks.
deserved beer after all that work.
Ditch all dug, now to put the
conduit in, the three inch pipe the electric line will run through
Here's Lectric Lynn, the electrican,
assembling the conduit, one section at a time, glue it together
Sometimes takes four
hands to jam those pipes together but when is all done, fill the ditch
with the dirt
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Beautifully done, spread some grass
seed and turn on the sprinkler