Day 13

The “plumbers” came at 10am today only discover they do not have a pipe wrench large enough to change the fittings from the broken pump to the new one. They left saying they would return at 3.  Tim managed to “convince” his tools to change the fittings. This involved rope, channel locks, the pipe from a Hi-Lift Jack and a smashed finger. Yes Moose, the channel locks from changing out the U-bolts on the Jeep.

The plumbers returned around 3 without tools to discover that Tim had changed the fittings, already connected the intake valves, and built an elevated platform for the pump. They were content letting the pump hang by the pipes. They did not succeed today in restoring water to the tower. They are confused by the situation but hope to return tomorrow at 2.