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Posted in thread: What is it? A hole in the ground! on 02-20-2017 at 05:29 PM
Actually the 4" pumps will fit into a 4" casing. They are just under 4" in diameter.
Posted in thread: What is it? A hole in the ground! on 02-14-2017 at 03:57 PM
There are many reasons for an incomplete well, more than some drillers would like to remember.
I agree, it should have been plugged. Rule here in Florida is to plug it like Valveman
described except w...
Posted in thread: What is it? A hole in the ground! on 02-14-2017 at 02:13 PM
He said he ran a garden hose down 100 feet, so it's not a septic. I would be more concerned
with the fact that it was full of water. Wells that don't take water, generally won't make
water. So it coul...
Posted in thread: Connections near sprinkler heads left loose on 02-12-2017 at 02:15 PM
That configuration was used to adjust the head vertically and also give it some protection from
getting run over.Being loose is no big deal, if it leaks, the reason for it in the first place
was to ge...
Posted in thread: I need a professionalís guidance in choosing a new water softener. on 02-09-2017 at 02:22 PM
According to Tampa Bay Water, That about sums it up, but I think you will find that most of the
water comes from wells. The De-Sal plant doesn't supply that much water and was very
controversial when ...
Posted in thread: I need a professionalís guidance in choosing a new water softener. on 02-08-2017 at 02:40 PM
Since I live in Hillsborough county and have been servicing wells and water treatment for the
last 30 years here, I am quite familiar with Tampabay's water. Do you have Tampa water or
County water? Ci...
Posted in thread: Pumping water from a river on 02-03-2017 at 01:56 PM
I thought you were moving.
Posted in thread: Advice on Frozen Water Supply... on 01-14-2017 at 03:21 PM
Frostline where I lived was 48". But I have seen it go deeper. When we had to dig wells up to
repair them, frost was the enemy. Pick and shovel or an expensive job with a backhoe and a
Posted in thread: Advice on Frozen Water Supply... on 01-14-2017 at 03:18 PM
all it takes is a couple of hours. at 32 degreeshere is a trick for thawning frozen pipes put
the welding machine leads on the pipe. it ill thaw inbetween the leadsworked for me in the
Posted in thread: Advice on Frozen Water Supply... on 01-14-2017 at 03:07 PM
If his waterline is 3' as he says it's not because of walking or driving on it. It would hav to
be zero for weeks to freeze that deep.I lived and worked in Michigan for lots of years and it