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Well, the durn water went off.....
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Cindi    Posted 07-20-2003 at 19:11:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
and we went out to sand the points on the well pump and found the thing was leaking lke a sieve. The gasket on the pump had failed and water was squirting everywhere, no telling for how long, we never go out here unless there's a 'no water' event.

It turned into an all day affair. First we like to never got a new gasket made, then twice we didn't let the gasket seal set long enough, then it turned out that cork gasket was not the best choice. Finally ended up with paper, a fast seal product and wallah! Water. No power all day. My kids were walking around looking like zombies. We haven't identified the breaker that operates the pump yet, so we just shut off the main. We keep saying we're going to identify it but then we don't and we didn't today either. Oh well.


DeadCarp    Posted 07-20-2003 at 20:30:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Paper makes good gaskets - in fact the John Deere, truck, van, pump, wood splitter, conveyor and an old garden hose will vouch for that - I just scrounge the back cover off a tablet, pizza box or something, tap in the holes and outline gently with a ball peen hammer and bolt the thing in place :)


Clod    Posted 07-20-2003 at 19:22:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get gasket material.Learn to make your own gasket. One person by pump with loud voice.One person at breaker box.Turn off breakers untill pump stops .(Nice to add a light to pump circuit wire about 2 bucks for a pigtail socket.) Plan ahead.Get a felt pen and mark pump beside the breaker.You can get electrocuted and have greater expenses than the small amount involved above.


Ret    Posted 07-21-2003 at 11:36:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't help her, she couldn't stand order in her life. How else all the far fetched stories. Won't be long till it will be time for her to hit the sauce again. At least now we know she has a reason for it. Hot weather is good time to have some cold ones.


Cindi    Posted 07-21-2003 at 13:35:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang Ret! You have me down pat! LMAO!

Order can be boring, nothing fun ever happens!



Ivey    Posted 07-20-2003 at 21:30:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since you never need to know which breaker is which, except in some crisis, it seems like a good idea to take the time to mark them all....


Willy-N    Posted 07-20-2003 at 21:48:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like in a fire when you want to turn it all off except the well! Better to plan ahead then wish you had later. Kind of like knowing where the hose is when you need it instead of looking for it in the dark and wondering where the nozzel went after the car was washed the last time. Seconds count sometimes! Make a plan and try it out when you are not under presure to do it right. Mark H.


Cindi    Posted 07-21-2003 at 08:21:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know we need to do it, but last night we were both so tired and so hungry and just wanted to go inside and be done. Maybe we'll make a point of doing it this weekend.


Willy-N    Posted 07-21-2003 at 11:14:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just did a test of mine today in the high winds and found a weak spot in the plan. Corrected it with another sprinkler on a post. I did the first test with out wind and had good coverage on the place. Sure would not have wanted to find out when I came back in a fire it did not work cause the wind blew the water away from a area needing protected. Mark H.


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