Just got home from collecting the M-I-L for three days of soap operas and
Strictly Come Dancing (aka "Christmas"), to discover the cess-pit pump
has failed - RCD tripped & won't reset. Drains backed up to house. It's
16:30 on Xmas Eve, FFS.
Fortunately, being a d-i-y-er of some years experience, I have a spare
pump and 40ft of 2" hose, so I ran an extension lead out to the pit,
dropped the spare pump down the cess-pit (*) and pumped the, er, effluent,
out into the farmer's field next door. It can stop like that until Boxing
Day, when I'll fix it properly.
(It's the output from the Klargester, so it isn't too horrid. And
fortunately the drains haven't blocked.)
Oh, the joys of rural living.
I am now enjoying a large sherry and a few peanuts.
And I've just remembered that my 500W site lamp is still outside. Ain't
having the DIY kit grand? Who the Hell are you going to call on Xmas
Eve night with a failed cesspit pump?
(* On the end of a rope...)
Today is Pungenday, the 66th day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3177
"At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of
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