well-tank-replacement 27/06—03/07/08

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Since the house only had five manual irrigation zones in the front and side yard, the only way to water the grass in the back and far side yard was to drag…
Then, while replacing the fence in 2003, I decided I wanted to enclose the well within a building. The original plan was for a very small structure but the more…
Fast forward to the present, (or rather about a week ago,) when I noticed these two fittings had begun to leak. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I…
Since I had been wanting to replace this old galvanized tank with a newer bladder-style version for a long time, I decided to replace everything, not just the…
Turns out, the Sawzall made short work of that task and after about 30 minutes of cutting, I was looking at this. Yep, that's a LOT of sand in the bottom of…
Here's the sand in a large Rubbermaid cart..
..and this is how much of the tank was below the surface of the slab (after the sand was removed.)
This is when the hard work began..getting that section of tank out of the hole. I wound up making cuts partially down the sides then bending them over until I…
And this is what we yanked out.
Adios to the old tank (which just departed the pattern today when the city came by to pickup heavy trash.)
01JUL08 - When we bought the house in 1996, the well pump was enclosed inside this run down 8x8 square of privacy fence..