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Re: Fall

thank goodness.  couple of weeks again w/ all the water main breaks - we had
no city water for 4 days.  it was the pits.  then a week later after the
house was leveled, busted pipes, 2 more days w/out water.  delightful fun.

On 9/17/10, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> After a day of run-arounds from several pump places, finally someone
> has come to help us out.  His diagnosis, the well is still functional -
> with all this drought I was afraid that was the problem - but the old pump
> is done for. We put it in in the late 70s, so I guess it was about time.
> This service man has a pump on his truck and is installing it now, so
> I guess we will have water by the end of the day.  Oh boy, I didn't need
> this at the end of this most strenuous summer, but I am thankful that
> it seems to be fixable.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 9/17/2010 4:05:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> inlandjim1@q.com writes:
> 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
> > dry.
> > Auralie
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > d
> >
> > ----- 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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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