“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Deep well pump

December 4 we started with installing the deep well pump installation. December 10 the job was done, however we found some problems that have still to be rectified. This will be done as of December 14.

The guy I hired for a project price - actually his team of 5 to 6 workers did the job- did it before in my in-laws house 5 years ago.

It started with drilling the hole and installing the deep well pipe. In our case 9 x 20 feet = 180 feet or 54 meters. Note that it is all done by manual force, using a drilling installation, a manual pump, some water and a lot of patience.

With this depth you get very clean potable water in this area. That seems the reason that we have here a production facility from Coca Cola and San Miguel Brewery.

It took them three days to drill the hole and install the pipe (2 inch, schedule 40, 54 feet).

The location of the pipe is next to the outbuilding (workshop/utility room).

The pictures below will tell the story.

The pipe is installed and with an air-compressor the well is cleaned

The tank and pump motor are installed on a platform as the flooring is not done yet

Also a manual pump is installed on top of the pipe

A Goulds (ITT USA) jet pump (model J15) of 1.5 hp.

The tank is 120 gallon, or ca. 480 liter

A temporary shower is installed for the workers



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