Tom spent some time replacing a pump on the high ground of the irrigation system on the Laramie City Monolith Ranch site.
The irrigation pump that was previously there was no longer working. The engine had burned up.
First, Tom had to remove all of the existing piping. He then had to build new frame work to support the new shallow well turbine pump over the pump pit. He installed the pump and the motor. He used twelve inch piping to divert the water to the different gates.
He used about fifteen foot of twelve inch pipe and two weld l’s. He used schedule forty pipe so it won’t rust.
The new pump will be able to pump about twice the amount of water that the old one did.
Mark Wade from Electrical Solutions helped by upgrading all the wiring and the motor controller.
Some of the tool Tom used for this job included a cutting torch, arch welder, grinder, level, truck, trailer, forklift and skidsteer.