Decommissioning the Sauna Water Tanks

So the notion of keeping our fresh water pumped into tanks in the loft of the sauna met cold, hard reality early on in our adventures here. We rapidly realized that keeping the sauna (or at least the tanks) from freezing in winter was a losing prospect. As such, for the first year or two … Read more

Follow-up to Aeration for Iron Mitigation – Problem Solved?

I don’t want to get ahead of myself or jinx things, but there has been a definite and very noticeable difference in the water situation since I began aerating the well water on a daily basis. Previously, water taken directly from the tap and boiled on the woodstove suffered severely from the iron being concentrated … Read more

Portable Shower Revisited

The other night we reassembled the portable shower. This time I put Panasonic Alkaline batteries into the sump pump and it made a huge difference compared to Walmart “Great Value” brand batteries, and an even greater one compared to Dollarama Zinc Carbide batteries.  We were actually able to pump water a couple feet higher than … Read more