Welcome to February

Isn’t it amazing how fast time passes? At least this year I can say that I have been actively working towards something, rather than coasting along hoping things will change. I have to say, it’s made a huge difference to my mental health.

I am pleased to report that the thing that I have achieved is the installation of two water tanks under the deck. Not much for some, but when you realise that they weigh roughly 100kg each when empty, and the headspace under there was less than a metre in most places, and that our annual rainfall is only around 450mm, having more tanks in place is a great achievement. Kudos to my husband for his assistance, as always. I’m not sure the plumbing is exactly code, but you can click through to see some of the pictures of the (almost) finished project.

The inlet plumbing from the downspout into the higher tank.

The inlet plumbing from the downspout into the higher tank.

The overflow outlet and tap all plumbed in and ready to go.

The overflow outlet and tap all plumbed in and ready to go. I really like the way the overflow on these tanks is designed to maximise the water level inside the tank.

We left a gap between the two tanks so that we can still access the crawl space under the house if necessary.

We left a gap between the two tanks so that we can still access the crawl space under the house if necessary.

The view looking back up the hill, showing the two levels of the tanks and the overflow connection from the higher to the lower.

The view looking back up the hill, showing the two levels of the tanks and the overflow connection from the higher to the lower.

This tap will lead to the pump and then to a tap for general garden usage.

This tap will lead to the pump and then to a tap for general garden usage.

Probably not code, but they're extremely sturdy none the less!

Probably not code, but they’re extremely sturdy none the less!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a satisfying thing to be able to cross something off the list! I feel lighter and happier, and I can see why success trains your brain to be more successful, it’s definitely a feeling I could get addicted to. I guess we’ll just have to watch this space.

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