Shopping For Well Parts, a New Kitchen Sink and Chicken Feed

Thursday April 15, 2021 Guerneville CA.

Shopping day

I needed parts for my new well pump installation and while I was at it, I might as well get some more feed for the chickens as I’d be going by the feed store.

Big list

So I headed over to one of the better hardware stores in the area. I had a big list which was good as no way could I  remember all the different size parts I needed.

Checking out screen doors

But first I went to the door section to have a look at screen doors as I’m thinking of installing one on the front door and one on the back door so I needed to see what they had and the sizes. They had one of the sizes but not the other size so I’ll have to order at least one of them when I’m ready.

New well pump parts

Then I went to the plumbing section and spent a lot of time hunting all the right sized parts I needed for the new pump hookup project. That took a lot of time as there’s always one or two parts that are hard to find.

New kitchen sink

I paid for the parts and then headed to Costco as they had a new stainless steel sink with one hanging faucet that was on sale.  It had one sink. I have a two sink one that I hate and I like the newer hanging faucets they have these days. Of course I bought some food too. Another project to install.

Forgot something

From there I went to another hardware store as I realized I forgot the PVC pipe glue at the other hardware store.

Finished up with chicken feed

Only one place left to go and that was the feed store to get some chicken feed and that was on the way home.

The feed store guy loads up my chicken feed.feed

 

That was more than enough shopping for one day so I was happy to return home where I parked the car and unloaded the food stuff but left the feed for later after a nap.

I had seven 50 pound sacks of chicken feed to unload and put away in the feed shed which I got to just before dark.

Government stimulus money

These projects are getting done as the government has been throwing some stimulus money my way so to stimulate the economy I need to spend the money to do my part to get the economy moving. :O)

Nice day.

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Well Hookup, Sheep for Chips and Egg Shells For Eggs

Wednesday 14, 2021 Guerneville CA.

Old well hookup

I needed to continue hooking up the old well.

I started by cleaning up this stuff and removing all the wires so I could start over.well

 

I removed all the wires from this box after making sure the power was off.wires3

 

Well seal

And I cleaned up this well top seal and oiled up the bolts. Maybe a coat of paint would be good.top3

 

Tool prep

Then I got all the tools and stuff I thought I’d need and put them all in the wheelbarrow to take out to the well area.tools4

 

Spacer

Here’s the new pump. I made a plastic spacer to center it in the well casing and installed it. Then I hooked up the plastic pipe to the pump so I can hook up the wires.pump5

 

Splice kit

I needed to slice the new pump wires onto the old pump wiring with a water proof splice kit.wire7

 

Broken wire

I got the wires almost spliced when I noticed the old well wire had a bad break in it. I thought of getting a new wire and was going to go shopping when I realized I might  just be able to cut the bad piece of wire off and still have enough wire to make the connection. I checked out whether the wire would  make it and it just did so I got it spliced in and used tie wraps to secure it to the plastic pipe.spliced8

 

Here’s the finished product. Now I need to go shopping and get the rest of the stuff I think I need to finish up this project, or at least get close to it as I suspect it will take another time shopping to get it all done.pipe9

 

Takes a lot of tools

I really underestimated just how many tools I’d need to do the job at the beginning and at the end of the day there were about twice as many tools in the wheelbarrow as when I started. It seems there’s a lot of things that need done to hook up a well pump.tools10

 

You want sheep?

While I was in the yard I heard someone whistling on the road and saying something thinking something was going on out on the road.
As I approached it turned out they wanted to talk with me.

The guy says, you want some sheep? I say no. He says you have eggs for sale and I say no, not knowing where the guy was coming from. He starts to leave and I noticed he’s a tree trimmer with a chip truck and thought maybe his sheep was chips as he was from Mexico.

Sheep means chips

So I say you mean chips and he says yes. Sure I can use some chips. I can see he has a hard time saying chips so ask if he can say woodchips and he can’t say wood either. Something about how they pronounce their words in Spanish compared to how the English pronounce things.

You want some eggs

So then I ask if he wants some eggs as I have lots right now. I give him sixty eggs as there is three guys and tell him I don’t sell eggs. He says he likes his eggs in his orange juice, I think raw.

Anyway we got some more woodchips and they are going to bring more of them in a couple days.

Apparently he’d talked with my brother about the woodchips but no one told me.

Chickens eat egg shells

After that I checked on the chicken’s stuff in the pen and found they were out of egg shells so I got my bucket of egg shells from the house and a feed sack and put the shells in the sack.eggshells

 

Once in the sack I can jump up and down on them to smash them up a bit. I’ll put the smashed shells in a feeder in the pen so they can consume them. Egg shells make eggs or help to.stump

 

After that I did some more planning on the well hookup stuff I will need to shop for and did some chair hopping and enjoying the day.

Nice day.

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