Woman vs Water Pipes Part 2

| 10/20/2015 9:52:00 AM

Tags: water pipes, water lines, frozen pipes, homesteading, homestead repairs, diy plumbing repair, Robyn Dolan,

Homesteading with Mrs D

woman vs water pipes

In the continuing saga of trying to find a better way of getting water into my house, I made another stop with parts at the Arizona homestead. The connections I had in mind (and hand) did not work. I am determined to use a flex hose and a removable connection in the pumphouse. I am tired of making the same repair to frozen pipes over and over again. Since my latest solution failed, I decided to take the hose and connections with me this time, so that I can browse the options with parts in hand. I also managed to break the shut off valve, so I will have to replace that, as well. At least the water was turned off!

broken shut off valve

In the meantime, I still have a 2500 gallon water tank with a brand new hose bib. So I hooked it up to the transfer pump to move water into the trailer. Luckily we are traveling with our mobile homestead, so we can still have all the comforts of home. I did have to cement one of the connections, so that it would withstand the pressure of the transfer pump. Here is the setup: white hose from the big tank to the transfer pump, gray hose from the pump to the travel trailer. Unseen is the water filter between the hose and travel trailer.

transfer pump

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