Short work on the pond


     I went to backwash the pond filter today.  I turned it off, set the filter to backwash, turned it on and nothing happened.  I mean nothing, zilch, zip, nada.  Crap.  I fiddled with the plug, turned the switch off and on, still nothing.  Double crap.

     I went inside to the basement and checked the circuit breakers.  They were fine.  Triple crap.  Now, I had to drag DH outside.  He’d just gone up for a nap.  DH wasn’t happy.  He fiddled with the plug, had me turn the switch on and off, and then was going to send me to check the breakers.  I told him I’d done that already.

     He knows electrical work but for him to do it, it isn’t easy.  He checked the wire going to the plug and found a short he fixed that.  However, we had to run an extension cord because there is also a short between the outlet by the waterfall and the switch on the side of the shed.

     I love our pond but I have a feeling that if anything happens to the Koi again we will fill it in and turn it into garden.

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Agented Mystery Writer, Bull Terrier owner--I have one at the present time, Avid gardener.

Posted on April 24, 2010, in hobbies, My blog, my garden, Writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I hope it never comes to that. Your pond is beautiful, you enjoy the Koi and the bullfrogs would no longer have what is apparently their favorite “watering hole”, lol.

    I hope so too, but it is a problem this year because the electrical system is getting old and needs work, work DH can’t do any more and I don’t have the ‘skills’ for doing it. I don’t like to mess with electrical stuff. I can do plumbing, painting, tile work, almost anything else.

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