And so our bad luck continues

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10 years 8 months ago #35587 by daerfamily
From last years thread .... we are just having a serious run of bad luck! Thought we had it all sorted (after two new motors in car, septic tank pump repair, numerous vet bills) ... nek minute, well pump has gone SO currently zero water and a very expensive fix! Add to this an emergency flight to whangarei to say g'bye to my 93 year old grandmother!

Popped home from work at lunchtime and met the pump dude, he suggested fully submersible?

Any thoughts?!

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10 years 8 months ago #466091 by ronnie
Can't help with the pump but as for bad luck.....

We have had about 12 years of it [:0]:( :( Everytime something nice/good happens, it is quickly followed by a double dose of bad luck.

Sorry about your grandmother.

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10 years 8 months ago #466098 by kai
Replied by kai on topic And so our bad luck continues
Sorry to hear your run of bad luck, we have been having the worst year I can remember, 3 family deaths, dog put down, broken leg, op on other leg in a fortnight, huge vet bills for a cat and I lost my job. I am just holding on to the belief that our luck has to change a some point. My advice is to hold onto that thought also for your situation. In the meantime I am trying to see the silver linings in the clouds. Not having a job means I can catch up with pruning and also I don't have to explain why I need yet more time off sick to an employer. I can also support my husband who is having a stressful time at work and he doesn't have to do so much work around this place.

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10 years 8 months ago #466101 by Aquila

daerfamily;468259 wrote: From last years thread .... we are just having a serious run of bad luck! Thought we had it all sorted (after two new motors in car, septic tank pump repair, numerous vet bills) ... nek minute, well pump has gone SO currently zero water and a very expensive fix! Add to this an emergency flight to whangarei to say g'bye to my 93 year old grandmother!

Popped home from work at lunchtime and met the pump dude, he suggested fully submersible?

Any thoughts?!

Thinking of selling up? I mean just about everything is new.....

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10 years 8 months ago #466111 by Stu_R
Replied by Stu_R on topic And so our bad luck continues
those fully submersible pumps work great .. they aren't cheap though :(

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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10 years 8 months ago #466117 by Stikkibeek
And you do have to lift them and service them from time to time. That can mean the tank will need emptying, so could be further expense.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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10 years 8 months ago #466142 by 4trees
Hi, it maybe worth getting a second opinion, whether there is another sort of pump that will do the job and not be so expensive. Sorry that you have had a bad run, life has its bad bits,but just enjoy the good bits. Cheers.

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10 years 8 months ago #466143 by thevarneys
Just keep thinking now and then with what you are blessed with, be it a husband or wife, children, family, house, living in NZ etc. :D I know the feeling when it seems everything is against you, sometimes the best way to get thru the day is to take pleasure in the simple things, smell a flower, marvel at a rainbow, appreciate hot running water (millions of people don't have any running water). Hope you get you pump sorted. What make was your car? :)

Some people are so poor, all they have is money.

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10 years 8 months ago #466162 by Blueberry

daerfamily;468259 wrote:

Popped home from work at lunchtime and met the pump dude, he suggested fully submersible?

Any thoughts?!


so sorry about your bad run - I think most of us on here can sympathise; 'been there, done that".

we had to replace our waterpump this year. Our housewater tank is in ground, concrete. We'd been to check out the pump guys at the Fielding Fieldays because we knew it was going, and the very next week, the pump packed up altogether! we had already decided on a model - was about $600, but because we now had to hurry, we had to take what the local pump guy had in store; which was our model, one size bigger and in stainless steel. cost us just under $1,000, but now we won't have to worry for a long time. and it was easy-peasy to install.

We had been looking at submersible pumps, and they were pushed at us, quite insistently by the pump guys, but decided against it. comparing output and power consumption, the submersible ones are too expensive.

[;)] Blueberry
treading lightly on mother earth

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10 years 8 months ago #466167 by Ruth
Replied by Ruth on topic And so our bad luck continues

ronnie;468262 wrote: Can't help with the pump but as for bad luck.....

We have had about 12 years of it [:0]:( :( Everytime something nice/good happens, it is quickly followed by a double dose of bad luck.

Sorry about your grandmother.

Gosh, that's terrible for you! I have the opposite; every time something good happens to me, it's quickly followed by a double dose of more good stuff! Having grown up a fairly pessimistic sort, this often surprises and delights me. It doesn't mean bad stuff doesn't happen, just that I no longer give it as much attention as I used to. While this sort of Pollyanna crap used to really annoy me, I discovered that it might possibly be true and once I stopped resisting on principle, things got progressively better.

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10 years 8 months ago #466168 by Poultry Valley and Lifestyle
Sometimes you just have to think " There is always someone else worse off then your self " to stop feeling sorry for yourself... We too have had such a bad run of luck for the last few years it is not funny, I could list about a dozen things just in the last few weeks !

As someone else put it - every time something good happens, bang we get hit with double the bad things ! They say bad things run in 3's, but with us it seems to double that !

Is small comfort to know we are not the only ones out there that this crap happens to, thought it may just happen to us on a regular basis....

We had a new deep well drilled only two and a half years ago ( got sick of carting so much water every weekend in the summer ! ) including putting down a brand new deep well submersible pump and it packed up in the summer time this year, eek No water ! The bloody electricians charged just over $1600.00 to pull it up and put a new one back down and then the pump its self was stuffed so we had to buy another brand new one @ $2000.00 + GST.

And then you really don't want to hear about all the other stuff that has been happening here over the past few weeks, I would be sitting here another hour just writing it all down [:0] and then you probably would not believe it :(

So Chin up, sounds as though we are not alone in our leaky boats [;)] :D

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10 years 8 months ago #466212 by Muz1
Replied by Muz1 on topic And so our bad luck continues
You really only need a submersible pump if the water is too low for an ordinary pump to draw the water up properly, usually a well.
Sounds like you are due a heavy dose of good things to happen-you have had all the crap.

Everything Must be Somewhere

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10 years 8 months ago #466227 by eelcat
"we are not alone in our leaky boats" - love that Poultry Valley. Been there and done that for annus horribilus

1 Border collie, 1 Huntaway, 2 Lhasa Apsos, Suffolk and arapawa ewe crosses, an Arapawa ram,an East Friesian ewe , 5 cats, 42 ducks , 1 rooster and 30 hens, 5 geese, 12 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 house cows, one heifer calf, one bull calf, 3 rabbits and lots and lots and lots of fruit trees...

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10 years 8 months ago #466252 by RaeM
Replied by RaeM on topic And so our bad luck continues
WE had our household pump make funny noises, so hubby took it to the pump specialists, that it had been purchased from. they said needed doing up, so charged us $685 to fix, it worked 1 more week and packed up properly, they quoted a new one at over $1000, so I went on trademe and had a look, and Cross Country near Hamilton were advertising water pumps on there, that could handle 3 showers going at once (we run a farmstay) so for $285 approx, he brought one from them, and it has not missed a beat.So have a good look, and dont buy a Grunfos, as the price is so high, and there is cheaper ones there, and so what, if you have to replace in 3 years time, its still cheaper than paying big money for one that lasts about the same time.

RaeM

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10 years 8 months ago #466287 by Poultry Valley and Lifestyle
Thanks eelcat [;)]

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