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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-11-08 07:11 PM
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I got the not so great news..although not unexpected...that the existing well is dead, may it rest in peace. The odd thing is that the pump that was on the well and has not been used since 1992..actually worked when the hooked up the gererator. ha! At least well enough for them to pump water, but only could get about 1 cup an hour...ho hum! Anyway...rough est. for drillng new well and pump, etc. is a little under $4000. I told them to go for it...since I will have to do it...and the price of gas to drill is only going to go up with time. One interesting thing that they told me was that there are not the water tables in Arkansas that one drills to is the traditional way with well drilling, but that it is really pockets of water that runs between the rocks under the ground..and it is these pockets that result in the many springs in Arkansas when they rise to the surface. Interesting, eh? Also the reason, they inform as to why basements are not feasable. Always something new to learn. Pat
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  -I have a question for those of you with wells. mexicoxpat  Aug-05-08 08:47 PM   #0 
  - Depends on the whether; if it will freeze get a COVER! NT  carp   Aug-05-08 08:49 PM   #1 
  - when I was a kid, we had a little wellhouse built of Breeko blocks, with a slightly  yellowdogintexas   Aug-05-08 08:50 PM   #2 
  - we had to drill for a well.  sweets   Aug-05-08 08:52 PM   #3 
  - It should be covered so its not in direct sunlight  DJ13   Aug-05-08 08:55 PM   #4 
  - Yes, I have a well.  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-05-08 08:56 PM   #5 
  - If the pump is a submersible model.....  blue sky at night   Aug-05-08 08:57 PM   #6 
  - Try these folks  LiberalEsto   Aug-05-08 08:57 PM   #7 
  - I've almost always have had a well. I do have a small pump  bluesmail   Aug-05-08 08:59 PM   #8 
  - This thread has answered a question that's been bothering me for YEARS!  hedgehog   Aug-05-08 09:01 PM   #9 
  - Do it AFTER getting another opinion  elfin   Aug-05-08 09:10 PM   #10 
  - Be sure the test includes potential evidence of contamination by chemicals  HereSince1628   Aug-05-08 09:14 PM   #11 
  - Also, while they are down there -  elfin   Aug-05-08 09:32 PM   #12 
  - Thanks for all the great replies.  mexicoxpat   Aug-05-08 09:42 PM   #13 
     - What ever you use to cover the well head and pump  TexasProgresive   Aug-05-08 09:56 PM   #14 
        - Thanks!  mexicoxpat   Aug-05-08 10:03 PM   #15 
  - Hi, Neighbor!  bvar22   Aug-06-08 04:27 PM   #16 
  - Actually, the first pic of the well looks pretty good.  mexicoxpat   Aug-06-08 06:38 PM   #17 
     -  bvar22   Aug-07-08 10:55 AM   #19 
        - Yep....exactly like Brad Pitt...ha!  mexicoxpat   Aug-07-08 11:59 AM   #20 
  - I have a well. It's my 2nd.  LWolf   Aug-06-08 09:25 PM   #18 
  - Over the years we have owned and lived on 8 proprieties that had wells.  newfie11   Aug-07-08 12:00 PM   #21 
  - We have a pump on ours  47of74   Aug-10-08 05:34 PM   #22 
  - WELL PROGRESS UPDATE  mexicoxpat   Aug-11-08 07:11 PM   #23 
  - You might want to witch it before you drill.  newfie11   Aug-12-08 02:43 PM   #24 
  - Well in!  mexicoxpat   Aug-30-08 10:17 PM   #25 
  - Glad to hear that you're all set.  LWolf   Sep-01-08 07:17 PM   #26 
  - Good to hear your well is up and running.  pengillian101   Sep-07-08 05:10 PM   #27 
  - Great idea for a pump cover.  Dover   Oct-17-08 12:38 PM   #28 
     - I was just trying to envision a fake boulder big enough  LWolf   Oct-17-08 05:43 PM   #29 
        - lol! That would be one big fake boulder.  Dover   Oct-18-08 02:57 AM   #30 
           - I have a well head like that. It sits near the pump house.  LWolf   Oct-18-08 10:28 AM   #31 

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