This is one of the projects I worked on last summer UP on the Tundra. I decided I needed a better set-up for the water pump. The point in the ground seemed to be plugged as the pump would run as long as the water was running, instead of cycling on and off as is normal. Also thought I'd make a better pump house than the one I had made out of metal and foam panels. When I pulled it apart, I found an ant's nest in the foam core of the wall panels
|Water pump after I removed the box around it.|
|Ants had made a home in the foam core of the walls of the old box.|
After getting home and having something to eat we started on the project. A friend of mine had made the trip with me to get the supplies and he offered to help with driving the pipe and point down. It wasn't easy as after adding the five foot length of pipe, you had to lift the jackhammer up on top of the pipe to drive it down so it was a good thing I had help lifting that heavy jackhammer while standing on a step-ladder. One of the tricks they told us about at the tool rental place was to turn the pipe in a tightening direction while driving and it will go down easier. In a couple of hours we had the pipe and point down in the ground and when I put my tape measure down, it came back with nine feet of it wet.
|The pad I poured for the new pump house.|
|The pump on the new concrete pad.|
|The block walls for the new pump house.|
I need to make a cover for the pump house and insulate it. That will be one of my projects this summer UP on the Tundra. For the winter I laid some 2x6s across the top and put a piece of sheetmetal from the roof of the mobile home over it.
|The pump in the new pump house.|