Saturday, February 07, 2009

Country living frustrations

There is only one tiny fraction of a percent of me that doesn't like living in the country. And the only reason that is has to do with the fact that we have to deal with well water and a pump VS having city water.

We're actually quite fortunate with the well water situation in this house because of the fact that it's not heavy with sulfur, so it doesn't have that "eggy" smell and it doesn't stain our shower or sinks.

But one thing that has been totally frustrating with the well water here is the fact that we're having pump problems for the second time in about a year. The last time it was simply because of the fact that the pump had burned up and wasn't able to function correctly. This time, however, we think it's something a little more serious.

See, we have decent water pressure when it comes to the cold water, but we have almost no water pressure when it comes to the hot water. It doesn't matter if you're using the hot water at one of the sinks or in the shower, the pressure is REALLY bad!

At first we thought it was a problem with the hot water heater, but that checked out just fine. Then we thought that maybe it was a problem with one of the faucets or the shower head, but those were fine as well. Even one of those really nice Grohe faucets couldn't fix this problem. It's looking more and more like there's something wrong with the pump again, but even that has checked out OK.

I don't know what's causing the problem this time, but I do hope that they can get it figured out soon because it's driving me up a wall!

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