Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

November 16, 2011

Sequel to "Primitive Times" Post

I am remiss in not telling the rest of the story, so to speak.
The pump specialist showed up as promised, and basically said "I don't think it's the pump, or power line, let's try something". Of course, at this point, Elaine and I were both saying "Let's get this fixed. Our time  without water is long enough enough"

The service tech went over to the truck and came back with a controller panel for the system, plugged it in, turned on the power, and low and behold we heard the really great sound of running water!

The total cost was $120 for the controller and $400 for the call out from Edmonton (2 hours away). This guy was fantastic, helpful and knowledgeable. It puts faith back into the field!

He also recommended changing out the pump in the near future, as 14 years is a long time in our hard water service.

Some good news, and some bad! Right now we are thankful for the fix and will look at the pump change-out in 2012.


Go to the link below to see the cause of the frustration.


http://wildwestfarm.blogspot.com/2011/02/primitive-times.html




I hate to post without a picture, so here it is. Brooklyn is about to get moved off  by Alpine, as nobody (except me) gets that close to her pile!


4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

were you struggling with water supply this whole year? or are you just posting about good service after realizing you never finished the story back in Feb?

(and i sure like Alpine!)

pilgrimscottage said...

And, Brooklyn looks ready to move. Alpine is bigger.

pilgrimscottage said...

It's great to get someone who knows what he's doing. Glad you got the pump fixed for now.

Clint said...

Gawd---$400 for a service call. Well, you GOTTA have water....