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lazy Al    Posted 12-09-2002 at 16:48:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
You said that you pump water with compressed
air in a post earlier .Would you mind telling
me how that works and why is that better than
say a deep well jet pump?
There was a article in the paper this morning
by a local historian
about artesian wells in the Traverse City saying
that down about 200 to 400 feet a 2" well
could produce 100,000 gal per day just one of many they drilled there in the late 1800's and
early 1900's He said that beneath the city
a huge aquifer holds countless millions of gallons of spring water under pressure .
he also said it gets it's pressure from subterranean flow of water deep down from the
glacial hills that flank the area on three sides . Very interesting man

Lynch    Posted 12-09-2002 at 23:10:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's real simple...we just shoot air down the pipe and force the water up and out into a holding tank. So there are no moving parts way down there where ya can't get at 'em. It makes a racket when it turns on, but, it works great, but don't know alot about other wells. The water table is VERY high here. You can get water with a shovel if you need to. I'll see if I can get a photo of inside the pumphouse for you in a day or two. A bit busy the next few days. Lynch

Lazy Al    Posted 12-10-2002 at 04:28:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks , I can understand that . You must have
another pump to pressureize it for use in the
house and barn Right ? How big of a compressor
do you have to have ? Most of the wells around here are from 50 to 200 feet I have one
four inch at 117 feet and a two inch that I have a windmill on at 97 foot . The windmill has wooden rods that go to the bottom and pulls the water up into a tank I'm tring to think of a way to stop the mill when it pumps to 40 lb pressure
with out the use of electricy and reconnect it again at 20 lb pressure

We Don't Have An Aquifer...    Posted 12-09-2002 at 23:18:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nothing but sand and clay (and beautiful Pine forest). 50' above sealevel. You can dig a well anywhere you want. Depth here is for purity, not to find water. Thats why we have 20' of strainer on the end of 200' of pipe. Lynch

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