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.
Live and learn. EFB vaniquished and sterilized. Harvested honey. Waiting for the new year. Trying to keep them alive.