Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Upgrading our water

We are installing a new, larger DC pump and much larger solar panel for our well. We will be drip irrigating a much larger garden this year and we also want to have backup pumping capabilities for both houses on the property.

Chris' dad is an accomplished welder and made this ginormous post upon which the new panel, with a tracking stand, will be attached. It is very heavy! It took three strong guys to get it into place, which was a bit of a trick because they had to hoist it up on top of the pump house and then drop it down into the hole. They couldn't place it directly because there are some obstacles in the way. It's nerve-wracking to watch, but all's well that ends "well." Ha-ha.

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