Winter pictures 2013

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    MitchM

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    I'm not sure how you would do that.
    Here, our water lines are pretty deep - 8 feet.
    So our well has a pitless adapter drilled into the side of the well casing 8 feet down. From there the water line continues underground and under the building foundation where it comes up into our mechanical room.
    If we needed to replace our well pump, we would need to unhook the adapter and pull the pump up. It's not something you can adjust the depth on.
    You get freezing temperatures where you are, so I don't imagine that water lines are ok at surface level.
    Even in Texas I think lines are buried around a foot or so.
     
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    MitchM

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    CE, you're fortunate to have so ample of water supply!
    If we needed a new well here, I think the going price is about $50/drilled foot.
    So for a 360' well, you're looking at more than $18,000.00 - and there's no guarantee that you'll get water.
     
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    My well was done 11 years ago 450 ft deep with 1 hp pump and cost was 2500 hundred dollars and todays rate is 2800 hundred as my neighbor had to have one done last summer and it was 250 ft deep but she is down near the creek .We are the same iron in our water and we have to shock it also to clean the lines .They now sell new stuff here to do it but have not tried it yet .I use bleach .When myself and 2 other guys pulled it we tied it to the back of the truck to help in the pulling of it .We pulled ours 2 years ago after pump went out .New pump was 200 dollars and that included a shock resister .
     
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    Well drilling rates can vary with what they're drilling through. We have a lot of gravel and rock here.
    Plus with all the oil and gas I'm not sure what the regulations are.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    We have rock and really heavy clay soil .After you get so far down you get this really smelly black ooze that comes up .Smells like you are opening a septic tank .Here they use a drill that uses some type of sonar to locate water .Not sure how it works but it does .It cost more to use that type drilling but I figured it was worth it .The old way is 2100 dollars now so why not go with the new way .Gas here has been at 2.90 a gallon for 2 weeks now but did get down to 2.75 a couple of months ago .
     
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    The first eleven years that we lived up here our water source was from a spring. We were a family of four and never had an issue of running out of water. Then when we put a double wide on a full basement we needed to drill a well to get a loan. We drilled the well up above the spring and went down 120 ft. Our water is really good but we have hard water, which isn't that big of deal to me. This spring we will have lived up here 21 years. Since we have drilled our well other then the two years that we had a really dry summer the water runs out of the top of the well casing when we aren't using much water.
     
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    Mitch, around here, to "pull a pump" it's a matter of pulling the water line straight up. On a 450' deep well, I have no idea how to do that, though. The line comes all the way to the surface, although not sure how you disconnect it from the water line to the house, which is 3' down in the ground. I know my ex husband had to do that to replace a pump once, which was at the end of the water line down in the well. Also, with private wells, you're not hooked up with any other household, so whatever you do affects only your house. Can't imagine having water lines 8' down! Wow, but sure understand due to your super cold temps.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    when I pulled ours we took it clean across our property and across neighbors property .You just have to be careful of the electric lines that are clamped to the hose
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Well after reading all this, think we will just keep filtering the water A little dirt never hurt anybody. Neither of us gets sick so something is working right.

    Our water is extremely soft and acidic, runs through shale. ph of around 5.4 to 5.5 very soft. I buffer up our pond water with oyster shells, 100 lbs put in every spring, gets the pond up to around 100.

    55 yesterday, while walking the pup found flowers blooming! We are dropping in temps again after rain today, 50 or so, down to 30's tomorrow then snow maybe on thursday.

    creeping phlox and of course a dandelion

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    And my little baby can't miss a new photo of her.............

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    sissy sissy

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    missy has freckles the close up shows them good :cheerful: I was out before and flowers like that blooming here too .Buds on the trees look like they want to break open
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I noticed her pretty freckles also. Kinda like the beautiful patterns on some snakes. I know you will appreciate me comparing her coat to a snake as I know you love snakes addy :biggrin:
     
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    sissy sissy

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    I thought she was more white and was surprised by that pic and thought it was another dog :cheerful: :cheerful:
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We are watching her color change, yep and do love snakes, think they are neat critters...............spiders like to watch them, but keep them off me. Hate running into a web.

    This was when we got her 4 months old
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    one of her fav toys, she picks a different one to be the best, then wants us to chase her while she carries it and shakes it in her death grip. We put pillows at the end of both pieces of couch so she would not be jumping down onto the wood floor and slipping.

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    I wish it would get cold and stay cold sissy, these plants should not be flowering
     
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    sissy sissy

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    I have to do the same with my chi.'s they think they will not get hurt .So have to cushion it and put a non slip rug under the pillows .Missy needs a mrs's or a mr to play with .When I got puddles pee wee was getting lazy .He still is lazy but puddles has the devil in him and gets pee wee going some of the times .He even gets the king going
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    She gets a 3-4 mile walk every day, chased in the house, barks and attacks the squirrels through the windows, so far tons of work outs. The lady was selling a little boy she had from missy parents, we resisted! Same coloring except some bigger black spots.
     
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