This house has tank water for our use and creek water for the garden.
That means two pumps to make it all work.
The creek pump was partially flooded when the creek came up. I left it for a couple of days before I tried it and it worked...the first time. The second time it burnt out apparently.
Brian the pump man says they do that when they are damp. Ooops!
|Brian diagnosing the creek pump.|
Brian installed a pump on loan. It is a gutless wonder and can't work the sprinklers, but at least the vegetable garden got a drink.
The house pump has been causing water hammer through the house when it was turned on and the water pulsed out instead of coming in a steady stream. Not nice when you are having a shower.
Now I am a novice pump owner and I thought this was normal...but after a conversation
with neighbours I discovered it wasn't.
So while he was here I got Brian to look at this one too. It had bladder problems and needed a new cylinder.
Now let me see:
- Repairs to the creek pump...or a new one,
- Replacement cylinder for house pump
- Tradesman's time
- Travel (that's the killer out here)
I think that will add up to....Ouch!
I am hoping Bubba was looking very closely so if there are any problems in the future she will be able to deal with them.