Well saga officially over

Filed under: General news — Travis at 11:04 am on Friday, December 18, 2009

The guys came yesterday; ripped up our lawn, drilled in our floor & did an excellent job in the process.  The drama’s over.  Finally.  Check it out:

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New tank, same problem

Filed under: General news — Travis at 12:28 pm on Friday, December 11, 2009

Ok, so the well guys just installed the new tank, but the system’s still losing pressure.  Rebecca says that the water pressure inside the house is now much better than previously, but there’s still a leak in the system somewhere.  Oh, & they said that the tank would have cost us $550 if we’d bought it from them, so P&B: thanks.  Seriously.

They told Rebecca that the only place left where the leak could possibly be is the pipe from the house to the well.  Yay.  Well (no pun intended), we actually figured that this was going to be the case, & have already had Miss Utility come out to mark all the stuff in the digging area.  They said that the pipe is at least 3′ underground, & that if they did the work, it would be at least a 6hr job (6hrs X $75/hr + parts).  They also want to drill down into our laundry floor (& I’m assuming that means into the foundation on the outside) so that all of the pipe would be replaced, eliminating any future concerns.

Could we dig the pipe ourselves?  Of course we could do it…. but when?  At night, under the spot lights, in 30 degrees with shovels?  As much as I hate to admit it, I think we’re just going to have to suck it up & schedule them to come out & do the job next week.

Well, well, well…

Filed under: General news — Travis at 9:13 am on Friday, December 4, 2009

So, Rebecca came home to be there for the 2pm appointment with Calvert Well yesterday.  They successfully replaced the down-pipe for a buncha money.  The pipe did indeed turn out to have a hole in it, so it was good that they replaced it… but….  The system’s still losing pressure like it was before.  Now they think it may be the pressure tank, but probably not, but they still think we should replace the tank anyway (of course), as it’s apparently the original one that came with the house.

Thankfully (though not really for them – long story), Paine & Becca have an extra tank that’s only six months old & not in use.  Paine’s going to drop it off today, so we’ll have that issue covered.  The problem is that the well people think the issue is with the supply pipe… which goes straight into the foundation of the house in the laundry room.  Concrete.  Yep.  Paine suggested we figure out a way to get at the pipe both right near the house, & out by the well: cut the pipe in both places & pressure test it somehow.  I’m open to suggestions, but I really don’t want to pay those guys to dig it out & replace it.  We’re really scared at the possibility of the pipe in the foundation being damaged…

As always, we’ll keep you posted.

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