The weekend before last J decided it was time to move the replacement heifers to a new pasture. Before we could move the cattle we needed to turn on the tank. With very little moisture the dams have shrunk and the water is not fresh.
It took us a little longer to get the tank turned on that we expected, but that’s how it goes. Here is what we did:
1. J noticed right away that the float was broken and needed fixed. We didn’t bring any float parts with us and proceeded with step 2.
2. Scrape up the old caulk from the edge of the tank and clean up the inside. A broom works good for this job; if you remember to bring one.
3. Go back to the shop for float parts, broom and shovel.
4. Caulk around the inside of the tank.
5. Take super long bar and turn water valve on. Break super long bar. Oops!
6. Go back to the shop and weld new bar.
7. Return to tank and turn on water.
8. Go back and check to make sure tank is full and float is working correctly.
This 30-40 minute job took us 2 hours. At least is was a cool cloudy morning. J and I got to hang out together and I got some good pictures to boot.