Contractors and homeowners often ask us how to build the best pump house. We are glad you ask, since we are the ones that have to work in it in the future. A properly desined pump house will save you money when the time comes to service your system. We prefer pump houses fit one of these two designs: small enough to easily remove or large enough to work inside.
Small pump houses that can easily be removed are great from a service standpoint. When designing such a house, keep in mind LIGHTWEIGHT. These pump houses work best when the roof is removeble, and the 'box' that is left can tip over while clearing the pressure tank. Keep in mind our boom truck is designed for one man operation. While it is physically possible for one man to remove very heavy items, it may mean that he doesn't work the next day. We need to be able to service your equiptment without having to take our bodies in for service at the chiropractor. Roofs and buildings do not need to be bolted down. It is not huricane country here. For small service repairs provide a door that faces the plumbing and controls. Make the door as big as possible. Even one whole side opening up is nice.
Large pump houses. Provide a work area next to the well head should the pump need to be removed. Make the door large enought to easily get the pressure tank in and out of. We do not remove roofs on tall pump houses. It is too dangerous to ourselves and our equiptment. We will pull the pump through the roof. You can provide a hole in the roof directly over the well head or we will cut a hole when we service the pump. Minimum size for an access hole is 10x10 inches. This must be DIRECTLY over the well head. Use a plumb bob if necessary. 7 foot high low piched roofs are the best for servicing your system. They are easier to get ontop of and safer to stand when removing the pipes though the roof.
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