Simple Well Repair Wasn’t, A Haircut, and An Apple

Sunday November 27, 2022 Guerneville CA.

Easy project, But

I’ve had this pump starter laying around for some time now and it was time to get it hooked up, just to get the job out of the way. We have spring water so I don’t really need the well or rarely even use it. But I like to keep it going just as a back up, just in case.

New controller

All I had to do was plug the piece on the right into the panel on the well as it was the same as the old one. Should be a piece of cake. right.contoller1


This is the well area where I needed to plug in the new pump controller and I did.,,,,,,,, But.well


Nothing happened

When I turned the power on to test the pump, nothing happened.

I checked the circuit breakers at the power box and the breaker was off so I turned it back on but it hummed badly so I turned it back


I had the wire disconnected at the well so there shouldn’t of been that bad hum as nothing was connected or so I thought.

Get the meter out

Fortunately I know how use one of these things to measure electrical stuff as you can’t see electricity to test for it, but you can feel it to test it, but that’s not the way to go. That’s why they make meters.


I pulled the wires apart where they left the garage and got zero resistance sometimes.meter


And sometimes there was no short, so something was wrong for sure, but what.meter2


Dusty blanket

I needed some time to think about it so I washed one of the dusty blankets from my last van trip as a lot of dust got in the van and my blankets got real dusty.

I put this temporary rope up to dry the blanket on in the sun. That big blanket was a bit  hard on my washer and it danced around on the floor a bit during the process.blanket


Remembered something

I thought I had all the wires unhooked but then I remembered I’d hit a wire that goes to my gate controller some time back when I was weeding it and that wire went to the well for power. I didn’t do anything about it at the time as I use another wire for the gate now.

That was an A Ha. I checked the wire where I was weeding and found the bare wire was exposed, so I disconnected it at the well and the wire to the well now tested good.wires.


One more chore

I put that aside for the day as the sun was about to go over the hills to the west and there was still something I wanted to get done while there was still a bit of sun shining.

I got the tools out for this job and took my shirt


Hair day

I gave myself a haircut and trimmed my beard back. I always do the best I can at it, but if I mess up, it really doesn’t matter. Have you seen how people are wearing their hair these days? I did notice I’m getting older and not the young guy I used to be. :O)bob


The sun went down and I put my shirts back on and put the tools away and did some chair hopping around the yard. I’ll finish hooking up the well another day.

My blanket didn’t dry out all the way so I took it down for now as the dew will make things damp around here tonight.


I was thinking an apple would be good so I went in the back yard and picked one and indulged in it.Yummy.apples


There’s no better apple than one off the tree in late fall. The right apple is crisp and tasty, very yummy. It always amazes me that most people never try an apple off the tree in winter. They can be the best, if not, just throw it on the ground. You never know about an apple unless you try it. There’s a lot of things in life that way.

Nice day.

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4 Responses to Simple Well Repair Wasn’t, A Haircut, and An Apple

  1. Gaelyn says:

    Nice trim job. The apples look good.

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    I agree with Deb about the apples. Granny Smith were Bill’s favorite for years.

  3. Patsy Irene says:

    What a tangled web we weave! That’s what i see with your well pictures. I can’t make head nor tails out of it but then i don’t have to!
    Nice job on the hair and mustache trim. I did my own for many years. It grows back if we mess it up.

  4. Deb says:

    Those apples look delicious, Granny Smith? They have that look.
    The trim looks great.
    Amazing how there is always something to do no matter how much we accomplish.

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