Our New Old House

We bought a new old house at the end of March.  It needs some work, including a paint job.

Please excuse the construction debris under the tree.

Please excuse the construction debris under the tree.

An oddity I’ve never heard of before – under our dining floor there is a cistern fed by the rain gutters.

with the floor lifted

with the floor lifted

with the inside cover lifted

with the inside cover lifted

Apparently that white bit of pvc was a pump that brings the water to an outlet in the basement.  It is cut off now and does not work.  The other pipe you can see in the picture is  an overflow.

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