This, ladies and gentlemen, is a well pump. It doesn’t look like much, but it sits down in the well at 390 feet deep and pumps water at a maximum flow of 15 gpm. We ended up a little deeper and with a little more flow in our well, because #77 here didn’t get the memo that we wanted to stop drilling.
They got all the wires hooked up to a long cord and then sealed the connection by blow torching the plastic protectors until they were snug. I guess that is the big brother to shrink wrap, huh?
Now to run the pump, we also need electricity, don’t we?
Isn’t it a thing of beauty?
The pump was lowered down with the cable on the drilling rig. That way everything stayed out of the mud and nice and clean.
Next step was to lay pipes to connect the pump to the house.
The guys left a little branch for the irrigation system to hook to later. I did ask them to close the valve before they buried it.
Our front yard is going to be a minefield! Utilities, geothermal, water pipes… what else can we bury? Oh, and don’t tell, but the crew let me have a turn on the bobcat! I got to bury a section of the pipe. I didn’t do too much, because I want a professional job, but it sure was fun.
Meanwhile the pressure it on! We have a few sunny days before it rains again, so it is time for…
It’s starting to look like a house! And look; someone is already walking around on the main floor.
Yikes! Someone make him get down from there!