sorry - it has been a while since i posted, a LOT longer than kymber's one week ;-) kymber got her prize in the mail yesterday from sandy's giveaway... lucky me.... kymber has won two things since we moved here.. a chainsaw and a hunting knife - LOL! i think i had better get on some cooking sites and win a food processor and some nice kitchen knives ;-))
looks super - i lucked out, i don't have a pocket knife, this CRKT Pazoda Folding Knife is perfect, the Eat'N Tool is pretty cool too!.....thanks Sandy you are awesome!!! and we will get great use out of this prize!
so in the basement @ the manor, we have a jet pump and plumbing of sorts... the way it was "installed" is a constant source of aggravation... here is part one one of a "i fixed the &*%*%&8 thing" post. this is the previous setup, note the homemade berkey bucket - heh heh !
i had wrapped tape around the pipe on top of the pump to patch a leak:
old hose at the bottom though:
1 - hose in the basement for berkey etc.
2 - hose to front yard and porch
3 - hose to backyard
4 - hose with ANOTHER splitter for basement washing machine
note the copper connected to plastic connected to the bladder - argh!!
here is the whole pump/bladder ensemble - bent old and crappy!
here we have various pieces that will save the day, or at the very least, make our life better - including an in-line filter to the left:
i decided to make a "thing" before it disconnected the water:
i mounted the "thing" on wood for support and clamped it. left to right:
1 - post-filter tap for laundry (i'll still use the splitter for both lines)
2 - water filter with 3 settings; filter, pass-through and closed
2 - pre-filter tap for misc rough use
4 - t-junction for outside hose line
5 - ball valve to cut water supply after the bladder (to change filter, add lines etc.)