Water, Water

Our water tank. It is filled from water coming off the woolshed and yards.

Our water tank. It is filled from water coming off the woolshed and yard roof.

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you all know We live in the countryside. As the locals would say, We live in the “wop wops“. Far, far away from any city amenities, such as water.  We rely upon a combination of tank and bore water for our water needs.  A 30,000l tank supplies the house with water for everything expect the toilets and outside taps, which come from the bore.  The bore also supplies the household needs of two of our neighbours, as well as a number of stock troughs.  Over the last week it was apparent that there was a problem with bore water supply.  So it was D.I.Y Daddy to the rescue.

Firstly, the suspected leak had to be located.  Our property has been in existence for over 150 years and there are pipes all over the place. No-one alive knows what pipe goes where, which makes life rather difficult.

There it was lurking behind the old water tower.

img_7621Once found then the digging and bad language commenced.

img_7619Then this appeared in the house.

img_7630Then the connecting of pipes started.


After two days of digging and two visits to the local plumbing and drainage shop, and a quick crash course in do it yourself plumbing, daddy managed to fix the leak, reattached the pipes to the correct connection and Volia it was all done!!

Me and Nellie having a look see at what is happening.

img_7627That’s all for today.  Love the three bestest maremmas in all the land.

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9 Responses to Water, Water

  1. yay for your daddy… to have no water is horrible…

  2. Kismet says:

    Daddy just saved a ton of cash by DIYing.

  3. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Nobody knows what pipe goes where BOL. Let’s wish Daddy good luck in finding any leak
    Lily & Edward

  4. That is a real pip puzzle! How interesting on the water supply!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. What is it about Dad’s spouting HBO words whenever there’s a big project to do? My Dad almost flooded the kitchen while trying to fix the dishwasher. I had to go and hide up in ghostwriter’s office until he got everything under control because he was shouting and stomping so much! Yipes! He found the shut-off valve and diagnosed the dishwasher as DOA. Good luck on your project!

  6. Amy says:

    Wow, you all have a super talented dad. Did you get to help with the digging?

  7. briansmaller says:

    Reblogged this on The Woolshed Wargamer and commented:
    Another reason why I have not been doing any painting. Can’t clean the paint crushes when you have no water.

  8. Bitey Dog says:

    I just found your post. Has the repair held up well?

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