But IT WORKS. Phewww…
I don’t usually post this kind of stuff. But frankly, I’m a bit relieved. Won’t sound like much to most of you, but here’s the story.
I started an addition a few years ago. Two stories, about 500 square feet. I designed it. Excavated the foundation, framed it, roofed it, set the windows, sided it and did the plumbing.
This addition will accommodate my new mechanical room – Water heater and pressure tank. Plus a laundry room. So there is quite a bit of plumbing involved including running a new drain to the septic tank.
One of the steps was to cut the water system over from the old mechanical room to the new one. The old system was very strange. It was ‘bi’. Bi-directional that is. Water would move in one direction if the pump was on, the other direction if the pressure tank was feeding. Never seen anything like it. And it sucked. Water temp would fluctuate and it was impossible to put a filter on it (we have rusty water)
Yesterday, I got the move done. I wasn’t too worried about the plumbing aspect of it. Except changing it from a bi-directional system to a conventional one. I was pretty sure I didn’t miss anything there. I do have one small leak at an in-line filter. Didn’t screw the nipple in tight enough, guess I was worried about damaging the filter housing.
The wiring of the pump switch, pump controller is what concerned me. It goes from a main shut off to the switch to a controller (big condenser?) to the pump. Anyway, I nailed it. Everything works great.
Hopefully we will have better tasting water and I won’t have to spend an hour every week trying to get the damn rust stains out of the shower.