Revitalizing a Mid-20th Century Spring Fed House and Cistern Refrigerator System
Base Camp WNC recently completed a remarkable project involving the revitalization of an old spring fed homestead dating back to either mid or late 1960s. This site once served as home for Danny and his family who owned it at that time; they used its water supply for their house, cistern, and unique refrigerator system. Thanks to Danny's expertise in construction work he played a crucial role in bringing this historical landmark back into useable condition again today! With Base Camps efforts combined with Dan's know how - history has been preserved while providing modern convenience simultaneously.
In times gone by the spring was confined within a brick structure on three sides - back, left and bottom with solid rock occupying its right side. Nonetheless during this project both front sections of said structure were dismantled without hindering water flow from reaching old homesteads cistern as well as refrigerator box situated in basement corner for cooling purposes. Despite these changes made over time nature continues to provide us with fresh drinkable H2O through natural means like springs!
The gravity fed water system from the spring house stretches for almost 800 feet downhill to reach its destination at an old house. Black poly pipe, which was likely introduced during the sixties period is used as a means of facilitating this extensive network. This technology has stood strong over time and continues to provide reliable service even today. With such advanced engineering techniques being employed in constructing these systems it's no wonder why they continue working flawlessly even after decades have passed by!
The original property that Danny acquired had some interesting features. Two chimneys and a small foundation were among them. The house also boasted an impressive concrete cistern with running water capabilities thanks to its drainage system at the bottom of it. This feature was further enhanced by means of an overflow pipe inside which redirected any excess liquid back towards nearby streams in order prevent messes from occurring. These unique elements are still visible today despite all changes made over time!
One of the most intriguing aspects about this property is its spring fed refrigerator. This innovative system utilized cold water from nearby springs to maintain a temperature around 50 degrees Fahrenheit inside the fridge itself. By partially submerging items like butter in said water they could remain fresh and cool for longer periods than would otherwise be possible without modern technology. Its truly remarkable how far we've come since then!
This project serves as a reminder of past innovative solutions and their potential applications in the present. With just some effort you could replicate this system yourself with ease by using running springs to create your own spring fed refrigerator! Base Camp WNC is always willing to provide assistance along the way - don't hesitate reach out for help or guidance when needed. As always we appreciate likes, shares ,and subscriptions from our viewers like you who make it all worthwhile. Thank you so much for watching!
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