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Pump monitoring protocol

Electric box

The line from the creek pump to the wash water tank finally thawed out last week.  We thought it was still frozen at first, but a failure to follow protocol led to fortuitous results just this once.

We turn on the pump at the electric box outside the trailer.  The rule is to leave the lid open when the pump is running so we'll notice and turn it off a couple of hours later.  But when we tested the pump Friday, we forgot to open the lid.  So when the pump didn't seem able to push the ice up the hill, we forgot to turn it off.

Half an hour later, I noticed water spewing out of the line.  We opened the electric box lid as a reminder and soon had a thousand gallons of wash water on hand.  No more pumping water out of the well and into the tank!  Yet another sign that spring is coming to the farm.



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Saw that you live in Virginia and that you mention spring is coming. Good for you :-) How was your winter? Ours here in Michigan was worse than ever for both snow and cold- we got 17 inches of snow in just one storm and arctic temps that have me feeling like I might never fully thaw out :-)lol Anyway, I just wanted to let your readers know that our newest book 'Our Survival Essentials: The self-sufficiency, homestead, prepper book for people that want to not only survive, but to thrive, in a difficult world ' will be offered FREE: First day free- 03/01/2014 Last day free- 03/02/2014 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I87QPR4 ... Please grab your copy asap Thank you Michelle

Comment by Michelle Oaks Fri Feb 28 18:55:51 2014