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2006-04-17          127835


I can offically put an end to the (Bladder pressure tank)
thread! I replaced the whole system at the other house and still have the same problem. After further digging into this problem, I have found where it exists. Its in the well. Anyone who has any idea's can chime in here !!! LOL.
Some info first: The well was dilled in July of 2000.
I told him that when he gets good water to stop. He called me and said he is 44 feet down and has water that after being pumped for 6 hours at 2.5 gallons a minuit is at a static level of 37 feet. The water level is at 33 feet with out pumping. I have had no problems at all with water in all these years. Last year was not perticulariy dry nor has this year been.
Last summer (Ayg.) I noticed the problem while washing the tractor, I would run out of water. The kid told me that after the LONG showers they seem to take that they would run out also. I screwed around and then put a whole new pressure tank system in along with all new parts. Not the problem! This weekend I start the pump at the circuit breaker and run out to the well. I can hear it pumping and it sounds like its pumping (and it is). All of a sudden you hear, "A girgel-ling sound and then a sound like its sucking air mixed with water, then you hear a sound like its not sucking anything but air?
The pressure tank shows the same thing. It will pump up to about 20 pounds (if at zero) and then stop moving up. I have to turn power off to the pump and wait about 7 min.
Then I turn it back on and I will have about 10-15 more pounds of pressure build in the tank. After three times of doing this, I have enough water in the tank to turn the pressure switch off (OPEN the points).

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Anyone hear have any suggestions or idea's? I feel the well is not producing enough water or may closing up?
I was going to call the well guys but want some advice here first, thanks alot !

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2006-04-17          127838


Sounds like the well is being drawn down past either the foot valve, or some other opening in the line.

I had a similar problem with a dug well I use strictly for a source of wash water, not potable, for my shop. It turned out there was a crack in the poly line down the well, if I pumped it for more than a few minutes it would do exactly what you describe. I replaced the line from the elbow at surface, down to the foot valve and the problem dissapeared instantly.

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2006-04-17          127839


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Unless you have a LARGE diameter well where you can drop a ladder and go down and dig a bit (sentiment will gather at the bottom and what was a 44 ft well can become a 42 foot well) the ONLY options you have is to get the Well people back out to drill it deeper and if the static line maintains at 37 feet you wil have water. The diameter of the pipe or well as well as many feet of water you have will determine how many Gallons are in reserved. If I read it right, you have a 44 foot well with water at the 33 foot level, or 11 feet of static. If each foot of pipe holds a Gallon and Half, you have 16.5 gallons of water in the well that you can use before you suck air. The water recovery is 2.5 gallons a minute so you can factor that in as well. If it takes you 5 minutes to use 1.5 gallons of the water in the static line, then you have also replenished 12.5 gallons into the static line, so every 5 minutes you will decrease your reserve water by 4 gallons, at that rate you have actually have 22 minutes of continous use before you suck air. Based on 1.5 gallons per foot of static. SO I would venture to say, you will have to dig deeper and maybe even increase the diameter of the well, that will give you many more gallons for reserve.
If you can use the ladder, be advised, been there, done that and the water was frigid and I had to use a broken shovel to dig the sentiment and then lift it out, one lare 5 gallon pail at a time. Very cold, dress warm. If it is NOT a Cestern type of well but a drilled well, you really don't have many otions except maybe putting a LARGE HOLDING TANK above ground, were at night when you are using water, the Holding tank will be replenished. Then you would have the Static line and the holding tank for reserve plus whatever amount is in the bladder.
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2006-04-17          127841


Broken around here 7 gpm is the minimum that most people consider aceptable for residential use. Sounds like your well output is awful low to begin with, and probably need to drill deeper.
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2006-04-17          127845


The well I have on the "new" property is a few years old. When I called the "well-guy" that drilled it he said that he could come out and "clean" it out of sediment and whatever. Brig it back to the origional 15 gpm rating. (44' deep BTW)

This may be an option for you. Maybe not go any deeper, just clean out the casing and free it up again.

When I was a kid we would do this by firing a rifle down the sand point (2" dia pipe) of our sprinkler pump. The bullet's impact on the water at the bottom would clean out the screen and we could get another year or two from the point before replacement. We did this a couple of times. ....

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2006-04-17          127846


WOW! you guys talk about 7 gpm as min and 15 gpm. Holly macoroni.
I am 760 feet down and I only get 3/4 gpm and most resorts are less than 5 gpm. I also have about a 200 ft static line. But wow! 7 gpm, that is almost Ole Faithful j/k Wish we had water like that. We have good water, but it is deep. 15 gpm, geez! that is something. I think once I heard of a place up North that they estimated 20 gpm, but anything over 5 around these parts ia rarity. ....

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2006-04-17          127850


Wing,

With only 3/4 gpm you must have a large storage tank, right? To put in a residential lawn sprinkler system here I believe you need 14gpm +.

My well is about 500 feet and I have been replacing the pump at 18 month intervals, where you should get about 10 years out of it ordinarily.

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2006-04-17          127852


Dennis

I have a 40 gal bladder tank and have NEVEr runed out of water.
Lawn Sprinkler systems??? Here in Vermont, God waters the grass when needed and last year it was always on my DAYS OFF.
I have been giving considerable thought about a LARGE holding tank up further the mountain. It would be great during some of these 5 day Power outages to have water. I have heat and I have cooking, but water is what I am short of and I refuse to buy a Generator. Kerosene lamps and a Coal furnace and gas stove is all one needs and the kids are force to do some readng during those days. Don't hurt no one a bit. But a 1000 gal water tank that would gravity fed to the house is what I am considering right now.
I put a Gray water system in last year and what a relief on the septic.
I have only 3/4 to 1 gp, recovery in my well, but as I said I have 8 inch pipe and over a 200 ft static line, I have always had plenty.
I have lived at my place for 21 years and have NEVER replaced the pump in the well. Are you living near a Utility pole and a transformer and guy wire? are you poer lines grounded to your water lines? Your Pitless Adapter on the well is made of Brass and the pipe is steel and like a boat in water that needs a Zinc metal bloack to prevent the electro whatever, you may be getting the same process that is burning out your pump. The people before me did and they ran seperate Ground wires to 10 ft ground rods at the other end of the house versus the water lines. There was something else done as well, but my frugile mind don't remeber exactly what. Haven't replaced a pump since and that is well over 21 years. I think it may have been the Phone lines that were grounded to the water pipes and they were moved. ....

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2006-04-17          127871


BA I'm a little discouraged about my other thoughts in the old thread.

Many of our neighbors lose water when it's dry here. It never occured to ask that given the symptoms. Me I have about 15 GPM running out the top of mine all day every day for over 16years now, Artisian.

Bite the bullet and call your driller to have a look see.

Is your wife in the Motel? Sorry had to ask. ....

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2006-04-17          127874


The well for my house is 280ft deep and the water comes to within 8' of the surface. From there a 1hp myers pump pumps into the Aireator and a 3/4hp myers pump on a blatter tank sends in the house. The setup has been working for 12yrs.

My flowing well is 680ft deep and will send a 2" stream of water 8'. It will change all the waterout in my 1 acre pond in 12hrs. One thing, there is no oxygen in the water. When putting water in a pond it must splash on the surface or some kind of stucture. Almost killed all the fish, that is how i know how long it takes to change out. Alot of guys use a bushhog, back it in the pond and let it eat. ....

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2006-04-17          127880


I have not seen a bush hog, but a lot of paddles. They have a lot of CUT with high hours and no distance.
2.5 Gallon would be plenty if you have enough well head. I used a spring in KY and had 1500 gallon cistern. It was just a trickle probably less than 3/4. The people that had six kids we bought the house from. ....

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2006-04-17          127895


Harvey
Funny!!! Here is how it went. Get up there late Thur. night. Run out in the woods and retrieve a game camera, (Prioritys right?) Get back and install the new pressure system. Have a small leak but fix that right away with one more turn of the coupler. Everything worked fine except that the pressure stopped increasing at about 30 psi. Thats when I realized what what going on. YES My spouyse was starting to re-pack. LOL. What about showers"""???? She say's? I figured out real fast how long it took for enough water to get into the drilled well (6" casing" again before the pump would suck it into the system. I tells her, " OK Take that shower but , "get wet, turn it off, soap up and then turn back on and rinse it off!" LOL LIVID???? YOU ASK??? YES! All five of us took showers that way but it was 11pm when we finished!
Here is the best part (and some one once said that women should rule the world) On Friday afternoon the girls all wanted to take a hike down the trails. I did not think about it at all, told them GO AHEAD! LOL) (BTW, My son and I had the 4 wheelers totally covered with mud just from running out and picking up that camera the night before! LMAO) ONE would think that as soon as they see water acrossed one of the trails that they would change their mind and come back! NOPE!!!! By the time they got a mile into the walk they were already covered with mud and wet to their knees. By walking the edges of the trail to get around some of the water, they would get scratched up by the black berry and rasberry patches that run the whole way along the edge of the trail! Needless to say that when they returned, My wife and my (know it all) 15 year old girl were choking each other! (My other girl is cool, she came back and said, OH WELL<(I told them? LOL)
Then came the mud and how do we get this off with next to no water??? All the bitching and moaning about the problem that I can not fix! (I am not god ya know?) It did not help when I told them to go out ot the pond and rinse off before getting in my shower! ROTFLMAO!!! Honest!!! Fuel to a fire? You bet!
NO we did not go to a hotel and also they lived thru the whole thing. Aslo my son got his first turkey.
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2006-05-06          129001


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2.5 gallons was what I had and it was enough. I would bet you I dont have even 1/3 gallon per min. now though.
Here is what I was told by the well drillers. (tell me if this makes sense since I was too embarresed to ask the exact process.
He told me, " About the only thing we can do is drill deeper, we can come out and get on it in about a month or so". I asked him if the pitless adapter would need to be scraped along with the 38 foot of casing? "Nope" he said, told me that if he remembers right, he was into the bed rock at about 38 foot, said that it took them 6 hours to go anouther 6 foot (had all kinds of probelems I guess) He said that they just go right thru the existing casing and drill deeper till they hit anouther section of good water? No more casing is required???????
1. Is this because they are in bedrock?
2. Once a driller gets into solid stone, do they STOP putting down casing?
This is what I dont understand. I done search after search and can only find bits and peices of how its done?
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2006-05-06          129008


BA

When they put my flowing well down they drilled until they hit limestone or I guess bed rock at 640'. They told me that the casing was set at that depth. They then continued drilling for another 40'. It was eaiser for the water to flow up, than to continue on through the rock. The rock was the casing for the last 40'. He said that if you pulled a chunk of the rock up it would look like a sponge. There was no under ground river (Colloquil term)like I had heard from my youth just a rock bed.
So maybe they will drill on past your casing and as the water flows into the new hole you will pump it in the house or as needed. Hope this helped ....

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2006-05-07          129014


Hopefully I am only slightly confused here.

They drilled 38 feet with casing. Hit bed rock and only drilled 6 more feet.

Did they get thru the bedrock? If not you only have a surface water well, which is not a bad thing if there is a good aquifur (SP).

Typically you only need casing down to bedrock drill thru BR and there is usually a river, so to speak, they do 10 -15 more feet to create a pool and you are all set. ....

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2006-05-07          129020


Dennis, did I read that right that you have to replace well pumps every 18 months? If you are doing this; I would suggest installing a "Pump Tec". I have one one both of my wells and they have paid for themselves many times over in the year they have been installed.

The pump for the house is a low producing well and runs dry during the summer. We tied in a 2nd well to the water system and installed the Pump Tec on both wells which will shut the well pump down if it runs dry of water for preset waiting period. They cost about $114 each. Takes about 20 minutes to install between the pressure switch and pump. ....


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2006-05-07          129030


Brokenarrow, in my state it is illegal to redrill a well that has already been cased. In some cases wells that have accumulated silt and build up over many years can be blown out with high pressure compressed air if there is no well house built around the well casing. If you can drill the well deeper without risking hitting sulfur water, that is a possibility if allowed. Have you considered this possibility? Not sure what the cost of this would be as opposed to redrilling or drilling a 2nd well. You may be able to configure a similar setup yourself. ....


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2006-05-29          130004


sounds like you paid for a drilled well. If they only went six foot in the rock and set casing and you have a static water level. The casing isnt sitting down all the way on the rock and its acting like a bored well thus the problems when the water table falls. Seen builders raise the casing up off the rock to make well look better than is. ....

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2006-06-02          130334


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I just got a call from a guy who says he is in my area with his drill rig and was contacted by my well driller and was told to get over by me and get er done. I am under the impresion that my driller is swamped with work (since he has not made it out by me yet and when I last talked to him he told me he was backed up pretty far.
Anyway that what I figure anyways. So this guy talks to me and sound ok. Said he was told by Wilmarth that they had drilled 38 foot down and hit rock, laid the pipe on top of that and drilled 6 more feet to a depth of 44 foot where they broke thru? What ever that means I have no idea but the new guy seems to think there will be no problem. Said we will get in there and go a bit deeper LOL
Said he would get me the water I should have! What I like was that it sounded like he was actually concerned that I DO NOT HAVE WATER! LOL I will let ya all know next week how she goes!
Any one wanna guess what my cost will be start to finish? That would include dropping the pump and dissenfecting again? (I will be honest with ya all LOL)

My guess = $1200. (I HOPE LOL) ....

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2006-06-04          130393


U-R WAAAAAAAY OPTIMISTIC!

ME thinks double your number.

But that did answer a question. If the BR was only 6' and the driller broke thru and there was/is no water...

Hopefully they will not have to go deep and run casing thru the BR and down. ....

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2006-06-04          130394


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Besides sediment filling in the well pipe, you may have had a slight Earthquake and that may have caused the Rock Strata to shift and severe your source from your well.
Had a guy here hire a fellow with a dowsing rod and the fella told him where to drill, he decided that is where he wanted to build his house, so he drilled about 30 feet from where he was told. Well! he hit water and everything was fine for about a year and then Vermont had an Earthquake and after that he had NO WATER at all, not even a trickle.
So there is a house in Chittenden VT that has now water and if they want water, will have to drill in the basement to get it.
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2006-06-04          130401


If you call your well guy, they may want to sell you on another spot in the yard, and of course all the peripherals that are associtaed with a new well all over again.

If your well guy is worth his salt, he will suggest hydro-frac'ing the well (drilled well systems). This is similar to the concept of blasting the bullets into the pipe, however, what is done is an air bladder gets inserted into the existing well line. It gets expanding to form a seal within the well walls. Then a blast is sent down into the well causing a "fracturing" to take place hopefully allowing additional springs to open, that ultimately were sealed off during the original drilling, or by impaction of sediment over time. Usually, there is a guarantee of increase by the company doing the frac'ing, to minimally double the ouput.

Needless to say, hydrofrac'ing will not work on a dug well...here you must get in with a ladder and gear to clean it out by hand.

I have both - that is, an old dug well that started out by being 21 feet deep back in the fifties, and is now about fifteen feet deep along with alot of sediment. My other well, that feeds the house, is a true artisian ~ never stops at 1 gpm, that's right...1 gpm run off. I have irrigation hoses and spigets all over the op of my well cap that water my flower gardens thru-out the summer. In the winter, I have had to install a valve to redirect the flow to a dry well, just so the yard and driveway does not ice over.

In the house, I still use the shallow well pump. Even though I have a drilled well at some 140 feet, no submersible pump. There is sufficient pressure to push the water right into the shallow well pump in my pump room in the house. It has been going like this for about fifteen years now. Not everybody has the luck for an aquafir as this...

Your situation brings to light an interesting question though. Besides the fact something does infact need to be done for the limitations that you are experiencing now, subdevelopment in the area and beyond has a major impact in the water table. Bear in mind, that the more holes that are punched into the ground, the less pressure there is to push it out, as the pressure holding abilities have been compromised under ground.

Any new housing going on in or around the area? It could be as far away as 70 or 80 miles, having an effect on your water table.

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2006-06-04          130412


Harvey, hopefully they just didnt hit a large bouolder. LOL
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2006-06-05          130493


IM GETTIN SICK!!!! Harvey you JINXED ME!!!!!!!
We are at 189' LAST I HEARD, Nope that wouldnt be the sound of artesians playin in my water, that would be my stomach contents hitting the ground!
So much for cutting the overtime back to 50 hours a week for the summer.

Willie, no developement anywhere. We are pretty rural LOL
I got to drive 9 miles to get to a small town and 55 miles to get to any town of any size at all. ....

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2006-06-05          130503


brokenarrow -

I can appreciate being rural ~ I have a little better than a hours drive to get to the interstate highway, and would not have it any other way.

I recently had a neighbor (down the road a good piece) drill a well. The well drill rig was working from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm every weekday for three weeks! What a sludge pit and run...Not a lot of water or recovery either, infact I think I can still hear his jaw hitting the ground when he learned of the depth, oh, and the final bill !

I am sure he had a contract for x number of feet etc, but it was still a whopper of a finale!

One of the nastiest rock species in our area up here, is what is known 'round these parts as Cheshire Quartz ~ wicked nasty to drill thru - eats bits up real fast, and needless to say slows the entire process considerably.
Curious as to what type of subsurface you're finding.

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2006-06-06          130559


Thru the grapevine I have heard that the original driller was not in bedrock LOL! Must of hit a very large boulder or something! That he laid the pipe on at 40 feet. From what I have heard (have not contacted or been contacted by the driller yet) he was bringing up a yellow/brown shale type material the whole way, from 44 feet to his present depth of around 190. Supposedly around 165 he strated bringing up a different material and then at 180 he was bringing up hard clay colored (grey0 material when he stopped.
I am supprised I did not get a call from anyone yet.
Now I wonder what they do? Run a smaller dia. casing thru the larger one? Sure I will find out soon what the damages are. ....

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2006-06-07          130578


Sorry BA, It was not my intent to hex your well.

I've been around a few. The alarms went off real early in this thread.

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2006-06-13          130826


Im pissed! I think I am getting layed away. Was told to day that I am in the hole (litterally) for 4K. (For the hole that was dug) Im cool with that but then he tells me he wants to use a steel pipe to hang the pump from instead of plastic just incase something falls ontop of the pump. (HMMMM) I ask him how much he says anouther 8 hundred atleast! (Hmmmm) I ask how much water I have now, he says, " oh you have atleast a few gallons a minuit" (Hmmm) A few??? Didnt you pump it to find out? Im burnning up now. He tells me that he would have toi use his truck to drop the steel pipe holding the pump down the well, ya know there are a few soft spots in that hole???
Hmmmm.... Me smells something here? I told him Id get back to him.
I call my buddy up there and ask his opinion since he used to be a driller out west and he saw what was brought up by my well guys. My buddy tells me that they brought nothing but soft crap up till the last 20 feet and then it was marginal for how hard the material might be! SO This tells me that my hole!!!!! Will colapse sooner or later, RIGHT????? Or am I wrong? I should have casing down thru this soft crap right? Me thinks I need to get anouther well guy in there to tell me if I am getting wet and dont know it? What do you all think? Ya think I should drop a pump thru 40 feet of casing and then anouther 100 foot of JUST DRILLED hole (and it is soft crap not rock?) LOL

Yep, I think I feel something wet and warm running down my back and I dont think its the Summer thunderstorm the well driller is telling me that is making me wet! ....

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2006-06-14          130830


I am very concerned that they did not install new casing.

If the walls do collapse and you do have to pull the pump whats the point, you will not get it back down the hole anyway. I don't think.

I would want the well cased. Even if you have to use a liner on your current casing. Big enough to get your pump down.

Back to basics what do your neighbors have?

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2006-06-14          130875


Harvey
I called the guys who actually drilled my new well, (remember, my driller had to sub it out since he was backed up) I called to ask him his opinion of what he was drilling thru. He told me that he noticed that my water table had fallen to just barely above the pump (he could tell by the old water line on the pipe holding the pump. He said that within 15 feet of drilling he had more water coming in than before (how he knew I dont know, maybe by what was pulling back up?) Said that it was soft in spots but pretty much the same material for most of the way down to 170' from there down to 188 it was a harder material and he notice quit a bit more water. I asked him about putting the pump down with out casing, he said that he thought it was OK also. They had one guy about 3 miles away like me and his well filled in by only 10 feet (of crap falling from the sides) bottomline is that he saw nothing wrong. LOL! Anyways, he went on to say that IF they were to ADD on to my existing casing then they would legally have to make some changes. Like pulling up the existing casing and then enlargening the first 40 foot.
He said that I would be adding about $2,500 to my well cost.
Like I said, I am just sick! What ever happened to the $5000, 150 foot deep well with casing 125 foot down?
I can't help but think I am getting it rammed right up my behind!
Explain to me this??????? If well drillers are charging 25-28 a foot of drilled well (including casing) how can my 144 foot of NEW UNCASED well hole cost 4 grand (FOR JUST THE HOLE, NO CASING!)
I better go take a prevacid and forget about this for awhile, now I see why folks end up un explainably lieing in a shallow depresion in the ground checking out the amouint of time it takes for a person to decompose secretly! More and more it seems like folks that do an honest days work for and honest dollar are harder to find! ....

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2006-06-15          130880


BA,

A few years ago our deep well was having problems and a well driller I knew quickly asked said you have public water available, go with it. Seems my 200 or so well was dwarfed by the large commerical well just a little ways across the woods at a trash hauling company of all things.

As to the cost, you may be dealing with a person who really can not handle math.

WHy don't you find out what state agency regulates wells there, call and ask if what this guys is telling you is accurate or not on installing new casing. Could be he thinks he is correct but not or could be he is 100% accurate and honest.

I do hope you well. ....

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2006-06-15          130919


Me thinks someone might be getting the shaft. I would have thought the new driller would have a drill rate w/o casing and your original driller who hired him should have a rate.

I'm not in the lets put in new casing at this point. Me thinks I would start gluing plastic PVC as large as I could get down the original casing, to the bottom of the new dig. I'd drill lots of holes in it. Hack a big slot in the side of it for the pittless connector and put the pump 10' from the bottom.

The new drillers address is not at the cornner of "RIPEMOFF ST & GOOD ST" by chance is it? ....

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2006-07-04          131664


BA I hate to bring up this sore subject, But how did the well end up? ....

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2006-08-29          133775


OK, it's been dry here in Washington, PA this summer, and we are running low on water. Considering putting in what the locals are calling a "coyote" system, which is a holding tank with a switch to pump into the tank 24 hours per day at specified intervals. Any thoughts on inside vs. outside (buried) tanks, size (4 kids), average cost I should expect for someone to install, etc.???? ....

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2006-08-29          133794


I had essentually the same system using a spring in KY. In the summer the spring was just a steady trickle. I only had 2 kids, but the previous owners had 6. It used a normal cement septic type tank that was 1500 gallons.
The tank was buried with the top exposed so you could clean. With a steady flow I never had any problems with freezing in KY. ....

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2006-09-07          134062


Blueman
No clue on cost ,but, have heard of that.
Harvey
Sorry, it took so long to get back, my son has a Black Bear harvest permit this fall and I have been very buisy baiting and getting him ready not to mention gettin him back to college.
Latest update: Last weekend we all were at the other house. I have hd good clean tasting water for about 3 weeks (Actually very very good taste to it!)_ All of a sudden after it sat for 2 weeks of non-use, we gets back there and I have no water or very little water coming out of all the faucets. I unscrew the screens and whaallaah
They are full of white rocky cuttings (the last color crap that was drilled and pulled up at the bottom of the well. I figured that I cured it but in a matter of min. it was clogged again! Long story short; I wound up installing a whole house filter, So far the shower works fine with only ONE clogging since (I think that was left in the lines)
This weekend when I get back there I plan to rplace all the faucets (I just happen to have the old ones from my new house) and also I need to replace the toilet innerds LOL.
I still plan to do some checking and do some investigateing on getting gouged. I will make their life miserable if I find out anything like me being screwed. Bad mouthing (actually telling the truth) is the best method along with recomending someone else.
The other step would be to try and get money back legally which is probably impossible.
Thanks for asking. ....

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2006-09-07          134073


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We have Aerators here used to git rid of the sulfur smell in the water. They are above ground easy to clean and come in all sizes up to 1000 gallons I know. You can add bleach in the correct raitos to pruify. They have hoses at the bottom so they can be drained. Mine is 300 gl with a fiber glass top that you can lift off, a one HP myers pump sprays water from a section of pvc pipe with holes cut in with a hacksaw to provide a spraying action with a float switch as a cut off. I have had mine for 12 years and no problems. The tank if also made of fiber glass. ....

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