This week we spent part of a day on the property getting the last of the repairs done to our water system. The output valve had wholly melted away in the fire, along with about a foot of piping.
Unfortunately, the original outlet was threaded PVC that had been glued into the concrete. Our initial idea to protect the valve and retain access was to leave a short tunnel to access the workings. Unfortunately, this allowed heat into the void, and the piping melted.
This time, we went with the recommendation of the well technician. They installed a pipe from the valve at the bottom of the cistern to the surface. We’ll bury the tube and use a key to turn the spigot.
Oh, and we finally have a start date on the foundation—September 26. We can hardly wait. 🙂