…and then the next problem of not enough water, and then the life-threatening illness, what’s next? Anyone? Class?
Of course! Very good. Too much water!
That float switch has always been problematic. I’d prefer a switch that’s remote from the actual float, on a tilting shaft like in a toilet tank. That would behave more predictably, and keep electrical stuff out of the very corrosive water. But alas.
Anyway, this one seems to have gone intermittent. I did drag myself up the hill and check the water level as soon as I got vertical after my illness, noted that (probably because it was so overcast) the tank was filling slowly but filling. Then yesterday evening I checked again and found the tank was overfull.
Overfull would be a good sort of problem to have compared to the dialectic alternative, except for a minor design flaw in the tank installation…
If we had a reason to do it this way, I can’t recall what it was. The overflow pipe goes into soft sand under the tank. Why would you ever want that? Especially when the tank is right next to a steep slope, and washing out its bed might just conceivably have really spectacularly dire consequences?
So now I have a pump that’s running too long and I’m using the extra water to undermine the water tank. Excellent.
Fortunately this problem has an effective short-term fix…
Anyway, I’m going to town in about half an hour. I don’t stock enough 1 1/2″ pipe to re-route the overflow, but I can get some. Then I’ll worry about what to do about the switch.