Well, Well, Well…

3 Mar

My leaking pipes are making things quite difficult around here. The leak empties the well and causes the motor to run constantly, which can burn it up. If I turn the electricity off to stop the motor running, I have to have a drop cord stretched from the house to the well house (through the melting snow) to plug the heater in and keep the well from freezing and breaking more pipes. It also stops water from flowing to the cattle tank. Because the weather is still freezing overnight, the pipes in the tank will freeze if I don’t keep water in it and the heater on. If there isn’t water running to it and the cows drain the tank, then that heating element will burn up. What I’m saying is I am playing a finely tuned balancing act trying to keep everything working and minimize the damage.
Our plan is to bring in the backhoe and dig up the pipes from the cattle tank to the wellhouse and replace them all and put in a new tank as well (something about the vintage 1950s concrete tank that freezes, is sitting at about a twenty degree angle and won’t seal causing it to overflow). If all goes well, we’ll play in the mud this weekend. It will be a great improvement!


One Response to “Well, Well, Well…”


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