Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Well,, Well... oh bother.....

At some point unknown to us, the Well pump decided to give up the ghost last weekend.
We had been running on what little water the tiny pressure tank and hot water tank had.
On the most hot day to date. Not good. 
DH crawled under the house to see if we had any leaking pipes, but everything was fine under there.
Put a call in to the contractor we have been using to fix the myriad of problems this place has.
We finally touched base last night and they came over to pull up the Pump.
Needless to say it was broken.  
So off DH and I went to two different stores to find a new Well Pump. 
They got it fixed up and running for us. 
What a relief if was to have running water again. 
Specially for the horses.
And me... I smiled like a loon, when I could flush the toilet. 

We have a couple of more problems... the Hot Water tank needs to be replaced, as it is only 50 gallons, and I see some issues with it.

Another big problem is, the pressure tank.
Have been told it is only about 25 gallons, and basically only good for a 1 bath house. 
This place has 3 1/2 baths and we use a lot of water.
With that small of a pressure tank.... it is going to make the Well pump work all the time, which will cause it to fail.
There is a bit of a logistical problem in getting a bigger pressure tank...
It is under the house, because of the addition the crawl space is more like a rat maze. The door to the crawl space is small.
Who thought ever it was a good idea to put a pressure tank under the house.. sure wasn't thinking.
DH will have to measure and see if we can get a bigger tank in...
Other wise... we will need to build a small bump out against the house, to house the pressure tank in. Which means more cost and time.

I have to say, I have never, ever been in a house with such poor construction......
By the time we are done, will just about have a new house.