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Re: Fall
  • Subject: Re: Fall
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:58:32 -0700

Losing a well or pump is never much fun. I've managed to lose both at one time or another. Worst was back in ancient times before the advent of the jacuzzi and all the pumps were piston-types, which lost suction and had to be primed with regularity.

On Sep 17, 2010, at 6:23 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

How ironic that after this exchange yesterday, we woke up this morning
to a non-operating well.  No water.  The well people will be here this
afternoon, but until then we'll make do with some purchased water.
No fun. As has been said, you never miss the water till the well runs

In a message dated 9/16/2010 7:06:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
dp2413@comcast.net writes:

Can't you use a hose with a shut-off instead of hauling? We have a very shallow well, too. I can't lift a full watering can, so I only carry water to the plants on the porch, but there's no danger in burning out the well
pump with limited watering otherwise. I often use a slow drip in the
landscape. It's continuous high volume watering that will burn out a pump.
And usually only then if your pressure tank isn't working properly.


----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fall

Since we are on a well, I can only haul water in buckets - don't
dare use a hose for fear of burning out the well pump. Since my
back isn't what it once was, I can only haul so many buckets, so
I mainly water the container-garden in my breezeway and on the
front stoop. Everything else just parches.

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Willamette Valley

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