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The new pumphouse. My brother, Bob, designed and built the pumphouse to harmonize with the house and the other outbuilding, which of course haven’t been built yet.

Tuesday was a red-letter day. The guys from the plumbing company came out and installed the pump in the well. I now have water. There’s a hydrant behind the pumphouse for gardening and such, and there’s a hydrant for the trailer.

The water hydrant behind the pumphouse.

The photos below show the process of building the pumphouse and getting the pump in the well.

This photo is from last week. Bob works on the pumphouse outside his workshop. Bob prebuilt the pumphouse in his shop so that it would be ready to deliver and assemble after the water system was working. Bob’s design for the pumphouse is an amazing combination of attractiveness and utility. He prebuilt it in sections in his shop, so it took only a day today to set it up and nail and screw it all together on site today.

The pump guys lower the pump into the well. This was Tuesday.

One of the pump guys tests the new water system.

Bob assembles the pumphouse. This was today.

The building is well insulated.

Hmmm. Notice any gothic elements anywhere?


  1. Jim Nossett wrote:

    Your brother did a beautiful work on your pump house. I am in the process of trying to build one myself, and wondered if you or Bob would be willing to share any additional information as to His plan or additional pictures.
    He must be a skilled man. Thanks so much.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 9:06 am | Permalink
  2. Kim Tiller wrote:

    I too am in the midst of installing a well pump and would be very grateful for any additional information. Can you tell me a little more about the foundation. What was used for the floor?

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

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