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A question for Dr Welbys wazoo
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lamadon    Posted 07-11-2004 at 07:31:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
mornin all, as most uf ya know we iz in the process of buildin our homsted. heres the question, we had our well dug this winter and while the driller wuz balein out to figure out the amount of water it produces the water waz clear. we just put together our pump pipe and wire and got it running. but we run the pump and getting lotsa water just its gota lot a silt and dirt in it. we ran the well out several times and stil it runs red? should it or does it normaly take awhile to flush out all the lose dirt? Oh yea the pump is aprox. 10 ft offin the botom the well iz 135 ft deep with we figure 80-85 ft of static water and it fills quickly at aprox. 9 gals a min. "please help us DR. Welbys wazoo!!"

Salmoneye    Posted 07-11-2004 at 08:38:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have seen wells clear in a day and have seen them run almost constantly for a week with silt...

I would give it a week before I was worried and called the driller/driver...

You do have casing down into bedrock, right?

lamadon    Posted 07-11-2004 at 08:43:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh yea casing goes clear to bedrock almost 60 ft worth. but you think give it a week runnin out the well several times a day?

Ayuh...    Posted 07-11-2004 at 08:46:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would give it that long before I worried...If you are really worried, call the driller and ask them...

Are you running it all through the whole system, or is it running off the wellhead and not through your pipes...If you are running through your pipes, then I am betteing that part of what you are seeing is sediment that has stayed in your lines and it may take longer to run clean...

If the water is running all the way through the lines and you are going through a tap in the kitchen etc, I would think about hooking a garden hose to the pressure tank and bleeding/flushing from there...


lamadon    Posted 07-11-2004 at 09:15:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
no its a new system and the line only is a single outlet. all new lines and its not hooked up to a tank yet wanted to run it clear before we hooked it to the house (that we are building and iz still just a basement right now LOL)

Good...    Posted 07-11-2004 at 10:48:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
It should clear then...

It is a good thing that it is not through a whole house yet...Just keep at it and if in a week it does not clear you should call the driller back...You may need it another 10 foot off the bottom...

Mine is 20 feet off the bottom...The hole is 620 feet, static at 180 or so with only 1/2 gallon/minute recovery, so I would be happy with what you have if it is not sulphur...


deadcarp    Posted 07-11-2004 at 13:51:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree - I've seen wells take 2 weeks of pumping to clear up - if at all - if you're lucky you have some kinda pond to pump it into. My buddy out west hit oily water (about 10%) - not enough to develop but too much to water the stock. So they scooted the rig over and started another 2000 feet. This time it worked out okay but there's no saving some contaminations. At least now he can brag about striking oil once. :)

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