1,000 gallon Fort Miller (local) concrete septic tank was installed July 29. Leach lines coming soon.
The service panel – plus 20amp GFI and 30 amp official RV hook-up – passed inspection July 29 by Stan Matyka of Atlantic-Inland, Inc. Thanks to Kevin and Bill for doing a nice job with the electrical. 30′ of cable in Schedule 80 conduit (in background) is attached to the power pole and awaiting hook up by National Grid.
A shout out to Wolberg Electric, Saratoga Springs – especially to Dan – for excellent customer service. The 200 amp meter/disconnect Milbank panel we purchased is high quality.
Equipment was delivered to the site Monday evening by Campbell Service & Supply of Valley Falls.
Tuesday morning, with temps already in the 80′s, holes were dug for the service pedestal (Nice job, Kevin),
and a 5′x5′x10′ trench next to the well head for the installation of the pitless adapter, water pump (1 hp) and temporary pressure tank (by Gould & Sons) to supply water to the Desert Fox.
Thanks to the expertise of Gould and Sons, the cottage will have a good supply of water. At 460′, with 97′ of well casing, the well produces 12 gallons per minute. Once we have power on the site, Clarence will return to install the pitless adapter, well pump, and hook up a temporary pressure tank so we can have plenty of water in the Desert Fox.
Living in an RV while building is not a new experience for us. We did it in Boonville for nearly 6 months, about half of that time without electricity. Our newly acquired 2005 Northwood Desert Fox Toy Hauler will be our home on wheels while we build the cottage. It is a 4-season RV with extra insulation and heated water tanks; and because it’s a toy hauler, it is spacious. With water, septic and electricity coming soon, living on site will not only expedite the building process, but will save added expense, such as housing and commuting.
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