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Pump House


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After my wife and I married, I wanted to add my own "touch" to the house and yard. Her and her father built the house around 8 years ago and installed a pump for well water. It was covered with some insulation and a few tarps to help keep out the cold weather. It served its purpose but didn't look very appealing. So I decided to build an actual pump house. One problem I faced was, I needed a house that would protect from cold weather but also allow me to access any electrical areas and the pump itself. My father and I come up with a modular roof system that could cover the house as well as be taken off if the pump and all 200 feet of pipe needed to be replaced. I had left over vinyl siding, house wrap and bricks from when the house was built. The lumber was free as well as the tin for the roof. The only items purchased was more insulation, hasps, door hinges and screws. The door is made from recycled wood from front porch steps. I tied the roof down with hasps. Two on the outside of the back of the house and two on the inside front. This new cover for the well pump not only is functional but looks a lot better than blue tarps....

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  • Excellent design. This really looks so much better than the bare equipment! Very nice work!
    By RYOBI Nation, on October 29, 2016

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Pump House

by mattjones127
Oct 28, 2016

After my wife and I married, I wanted to add my own "touch" to the house and yard. Her and her father built the house around 8 years ago and installed a pump for well water. It was covered with some insulation and a few tarps to help keep out the cold weather. It served its purpose but didn't look very appealing. So I decided to build an actual pump house. One problem I faced was, I needed a house that would protect from cold weather but also allow me to access any electrical areas and the pump itself. My father and I come up with a modular roof system that could cover the house as well as be taken off if the pump and all 200 feet of pipe needed to be replaced. I had left over vinyl siding, house wrap and bricks from when the house was built. The lumber was free as well as the tin for the roof. The only items purchased was more insulation, hasps, door hinges and screws. The door is made from recycled wood from front porch steps. I tied the roof down with hasps. Two on the outside of the back of the house and two on the inside front. This new cover for the well pump not only is functional but looks a lot better than blue tarps....