Tuesday, March 15, 2005

9b Repairs

The semi-indoor pond in the big house developed a problem. Apparently, the tenant (might have) used the pumps when the pond was dry. So one of the pumps burnt out. I called in a pond expert and he quoted me $500 to replace the pump and install. Groan, another big chunk of cash.

$500????!!! Its hardly been used for two years!!

I need that like I need a kick in my head. 

I asked him whether the pump could be fixed- but he says that submersible pumps once the mechanism inside has burnt out - can't be fixed. I think the brand is a Grund-fos? Probably German. There was a lot of gunk in the water and I couldn't make it out. Got to take a better look at it tomorrow when I go there. It looks like this type.

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Fortunately, the tenant - who probably realized she burnt it out by accident- told me its ok and she doesn't need the use of the pond. So we'll leave it dry for the moment. I also didn't want to press her to fix it- nor did I accuse her of burning it out. I think in like 1 years time I'll replace it when I get the cash.

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