A chilly good morning to all you Homers from the High Desert on the east side of New Mexico. Clear and 20 degrees and yes, there is a warm fire to gather around; grab a cup of coffee and settle in.
We gather weekly to discuss home repair/improvement projects and emergencies. Our ad hoc cadre of construction professionals and gifted amateurs is dedicated to the proposition that yes, YOU can fix/maintain/build it yourself, thus saving you money and giving you satisfaction.
Hard to be an effective activist while you listen to that toilet gurgling through the night...
I am down to the last week on my own project; the owners plan to do T-Day week in their new house w/family and friends aboard. The maiden voyage, as it were. The cleaning lady comes on Thursday for the final wipe down and then I'll take some photos for you.
Today I am also refilling the 70 thousand gallon storage tank ("standpipe", technically speaking) that serves our village water system, after this week's draindown, washout and inspection.
I am going to post this and then run over to the well and turn on the pump again and then rush right back here to visit with you all. We are operating the big (10HP, 42 amps@230V) pump, as the automatic controller still doesn't work. We use about 25 thousand gallons a day for our 90 or so families. Our smaller pump, running continually, can just about keep up with this demand, but will not gain on the demand to fill up the tall tank that keeps the water pressure at acceptable levels.