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Why Do I Have Good Pressure Except For . . .

Many have said: “I have low water pressure”. Yet after further conversation most reveal that only one point is affected, usually a sink or a shower.  Most cases prove to be a plugged shower-head, aerator or water restrictor. Some pressure

Posted in Low water pressure

My Well’s Going Dry, What Are My Options?

Depending on whom you ask your answers will vary with the contractor’s knowledge and capabilities. A contractor who only does pump work will want to install a Cistern to store extra water for times of high demand. A drilling contractor

Posted in Options, Well Going Dry

How To Run Your Pump With A Generator

Done properly you can run your well pump with the generator during power outages.  The best way to do this is with an option switch that allows you to run a generator or utility company power.  In one position the

Posted in Generator, Power Outages, Well Pumps

Well Tests: To Test Or Not To Test??

Generally speaking people purchasing a home or lot with a well should have the well tested.  Along with testing the well the pump and related equipment can be checked for problems.  The water should also be checked for bacteria and

Posted in Maintenance, Testing Wells, Well Tests

What Type Of Pipe Is Good For Burial

The old standard K-Type soft copper pipe is still the best if you can afford it. For longer runs we have always gone to plastic. Plastic is the most commonly used water line. There are numerous types; PVC is available

Posted in Burial Pipe, Copper Pipe, Plastic, PVC

Check Valves: When And Where To Use Them

A check valve is a simple device that makes sure water moves in only one direction within a pipe.  Typically they are made of brass with a popper or flapper valve.  It’s easy to determine the direction of flow by

Posted in Check Valves, Listen To Your System, Warning Signs

Does A Well Add Value To My Property?

A good well always adds to the value of land. Will you recover the cost of drilling if you sell? Maybe!  If the well is a good producer and is of average depth for the area you might double the

Posted in Property Value, Well Value

Dilemma – Steel Casing or Plastic

State Regulation requires ‘steel surface casing’  for the first 20 or 40 feet pending type of  construction and formation. After that it is at the drillers discretion whether to use steel, plastic or nothing at all. Steel casing has a

Posted in Corroded, Plastic, Steel Casing

Well Pits, Why Not? Or Why I Hate Them …

A well pit with the well inside and the casing cutoff below ground has been illegal for some time. While some still install the pressure tank and controls in pits I prefer not to because of the humidity in pits.

Posted in Well Pits

Well Witching, Dowsing, Divining???

This ancient practice goes by many names most locals refer to it as well witching. Although there is no scientific proof that it works there are untold numbers of believers and practitioners. As a young boy had my father seen

Posted in Dowsing, Well Witching

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