Welcome to March everyone. Mike and I got quite a few different things done last week but the big job was coming up with a water filtration system for our house. We have a well here but it is very hard water, doesn't taste good and is wreaking havoc on my skin and hair. Mike finally came up with a plan.
He wants to use a water softener on the house in addition to a water filter and a charcoal filter.
Coming up with the mounting brackets is the aggravating part. For years Mike has complained about water filters not coming with good brackets…so now he made his own.
Getting ready to install the filters on the house:
Mike made nice brackets to attach the filters. Now the well water will go through the the sediment filter, then the charcoal filter and then the water softener.
Now time for all the plumbing pipes and lots of connections:
Cutting pvc pipe down to size:
It's looking good so far:
Cutting out the original pipe that went from the pump directly to the house:
Some of the old is out:
Mike hooking up new pipe from the well pump and into our filters:
Running pipe up to the filters:
Ooh it looks nice and complicated, lol. Now we cross our fingers to test it. Hopefully there are no leaks and it all works:
Ugh…well we have a couple of issues. We have one leak which isn't too bad to fix. The the other problem is that now our pressure switch on our pump is too far from the bladder tank and the pump surged and would not stay steady. Mike spent the night trying to come up with an easy way to fix this.
The next day Mike cut the old pipe from the pressure switch:
Fixing the leak:
Mike cuts the line and hooks the pressure switch closer to the bladder tank. This solved our problem:
Our new system. It now works great and surprisingly we have hardly any sediment in our filter.
That was one of the last big jobs to finish up.
After that Mike and I pressure washed the house and windows. It's nice not to have spots all over the windows.
That's all for now. Just another update. We plan on finishing the gardens, getting some curbing, and adding a gate….oh and we almost have the pool table set up for the kids next week:)
See you all next Monday.