Today we start work on a 37 Type Climax wind pump. We will be reinforcing its feet, changing some rotten supports, general maintenance such as changing the oil in the Climax oil bath gearbox, renewing shafts, makings new leather gaskets for the well pump, restoring and Cleaning the well to create a working wind pump
We attended the site to find a concrete slab and a small hole. With pearing into the small hole we were a little concerned to find half the floor surrounding the area had been undermined and was no longer supporting anything. This included a corner of the building. First thing was to remove the concrete
This well was to be cleaned ready for the well to be a feature within a new building which is fast being built. We saw this well back at the beginning of 2014. It has taken this long for all the building permissions etc to come through and has taken less then 5 weeks to
We have just returned from restoring a hand dug well located just next to Ironbridge. We stayed in a lovely little village called Broseley Wood less then 500 meters from Ironbridge and the River Severn. Broseley Wood has the Pipeworks museum which we visited a few years back. Unfortunately closed during this visit. More
Glass well top gone on today along with two site visits done. One lovely old hand pump in need of restoration and a disused well wanting to be used within the house for all water usage. Heading home now after a long but successful day.
Finally got through the foot thick concrete which had been sat on top of the well for many years. It was great to see the wood still in place and the rsj’s looking in good shape. The well is flint lined and and is almost 40 meters deep. It looks in fantastic condition.
Hidden for more then 50 years this hand dug brick lined well was hidden under a concrete slab for many years. We finally opened it up last week and the client is extremely happy with this very beautiful well. It is 16 meters deep so has plenty of water in it. here is some before