Friday April 9, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Old well hookup project
Here’s the old well that I bought parts for yesterday to get it hooked up so I can use the water to water more of my weeds for the chickens to eat. That’s Doris, my Easter egg blue/green egg layer. She is an Ameraucana . She’s one of the friendlier breeds of chickens and a good egg layer.
New pressure tank
Here’s the pressure tank I need to hookup but first I need to make a cement pad for it. It’s a small tank as this is only for yard irrigation.
There’s a good diagram of how to hook things up on the side of the pressure tank box that I will use as a guide more or less.
So I moved the pressure tank to the pump site to get some ideas on where to put it. The chickens are helping out, sorta.
I need to pour a cement pad to mount the pressure tank on so I needed to build a form. I was fortunate to find this square box from an old skylight I removed a long time ago, so I didn’t have to build a form and could put this old stuff to some good use. I used a level to level out the form.
Not always helping out
The chickens where digging things up so I had to get things done before they wrecked it all.
So I got the cement and tools to mix and work the cement.
Mixing up the cement for the form.
The cement poured and setting up. I had to drive the chickens away to let it harden up.
So I called the chickens over to the gate and let them into the front yard.
Once the gate was open they took off so now the cement will cure without them messing it up.
Finishing off the cement pad
As the cement set I worked it to smooth it up and formed the edges. Most of the rest of the day I just worked on finishing off the cement as it set.
Good to get that part of the job done, now I just need the cement to set up and harden so I can go onto the next step, but not today.
Psst Bob…..The finished mixture is concrete, not cement……
This is from an old mixer driver……