Can't quite call myself a plumber....
But if I'd have known what shape my incoming water lines were in I wouldn't have bought 6 faulty bee boxes. NOT that it would have paid the plumbers estimate of $2200 to change my pipes.. (pier and beam house).
For $100 in parts... and with the help of my great helper, I have water again. Running, and not running out soaking the ground and the bottom of my house.
Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.