Surviving a power outage is something I am well experienced in, having lived in Florida for several years. Hurricanes and tropical storms can knock out power for quite a while, and if you’re not prepared, it can make your life miserable. Power outages involve more than the inconvenience of having no lights. If the outage was caused by a storm, likely as not, the water is contaminated. And with no power for cooking, store shelves will be cleaned out within hours.
The brushless DC motors are some of the most efficient on the market. Since they are brushless, there is never a need to remove them from the well to change the brushes. These motors are rated for tens of thousands of hours of operation without maintenance.
Success is a pinch of desire mixed with a double handful of determination and persistence. Motivation is not a tap that you can just turn on. It’s a bit more like a rusty old best water pump for domestic use that needs a lot of attention to get it functioning. To help you get the motivation flowing, work out the answer these 2 simple questions. Write your answers down. Leave them where you can see them. Often.
We hauled water from the neighbors (even though we had drilled a well – we still needed a pump and a pressure tank and a generator to pump the water). We had a milk cow, so we went through about 35 gallons of water a day just for her! That didn’t include drinking water for us or water for laundry, cooking, dishes and cleaning. We used a bucket with bags (located in our shed) for a bathroom. I did laundry on the wood cook stove and hung it on racks in front of the stove to dry.
The other cause of trouble shooting can be the submersible pumps. It usually occurs when the intake screen is plugged. You have to pull out the well pump for house in order to know what is wrong with the intake screen. Clean it to solve the problem.
Rule #1 also applies to brushing your teeth. Wet the toothbrush, turn off the water, apply toothpaste, brush, and then turn it on to rinse. When our well was low on water, I used half a glass of water to brush my teeth and rinse.
After saying all this do you know where to turn your water off? Do you know where your valve is located in your house? Your water lines are under pressure all the time and if a leak occurs you need to know where to shut off the water.
So your bike is now clean, dry it with a clean cloth and if you want it to really shine, get the spray polish out, but don’t get any on the brake surface or you wont be able to stop the first time you go out. Next you have to oil the chain and all moving parts, brake pivot bolts, front and rear derailleur, pedal springs and the pivots on the brake levers, wipe away any spilt oil, check your gears and brakes work well, pump up your tires and away you go on your clean and sparkling bike. Oh! And remember to put back all that stuff from under the sink before you go on your bike ride or you’ll be making your own dinner when you get home.