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Insulated "Bridge" Keeps Well Water Flowing
Instead of burying the water line from his pump house, Ken Voigt ran the 1-in. water line through an "insulated" bridge that's about 2 ft. off the ground.
    "If there's ever a leak or something has to be replaced, I won't have to dig in the ground to get at it," says Voigt.
    The bridge has a metal roof, with the walls and floors made from hardboard siding. The siding is nailed to a wooden framework, with 3 1/2 in. of insulation lining both walls. Aluminum foil lines the walls to retain heat.
    The pumphouse is made from the same materials.
    "The entire pumphouse roof can be easily removed if I ever need to pull the pump out. I just take screws out along the sides and use a big I-bolt at the center of the roof to lift it off," says Voigt.
    Voigt uses a forced air furnace to heat his house. To keep the pumphouse warm, he ran a length of ductwork through the bridge to the pumphouse.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken Voigt, 9208 Pasture Lane, Wausau, Wis. 54403 (ph 715 842-8471; KV57@aol.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1