Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Oh, well...

One year when I was growing up in semi-rural Texas, it became apparent that we were going to need a new water well. My dad was a construction guy with considerable skills and connections and was very thrifty. Seeing a savings of around 25%, the decision was made to have the well driller drill the hole and we would take it from there. After all, how hard could it be? The answer to that question is almost always "not hard at all if you know what you are doing." 

We knew almost everything that we needed to know...almost. Long story short, we didn't know how large the perforations in the casing needed to be and erred on the smallish side. The well didn't flow enough and in trying to correct that once the casing was in the hole, we collapsed the well. 

After an embarrasing call to the well driller we had an new professionally finished water well the flowed very nicely. The final cost was 150% of having it professionally done to start with, not to mention a Saturday that we could have spent at the lake. 

In the audio, video and stage lighting worlds, it is easy (and common) to go the DIY route, but if you are not careful, you can hang a speaker, projector, screen, or light fixture, point it in the right direction, fire it up, and then have that "why is it doing that?" moment. 
The staff  at Norris Audio Video wants to be a resource to you. We never begrudge the fact that you might want to reduce costs by doing part of the work, but we would love to help with design and implementation to help you prevent costly mistakes.

The next time you are considering a project, give us a call at 888-667-7474 or log on to our website at We will work with you to get a great result, whatever your level of need.

May your next project "flow" the way you want it to!

Michael Norris

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