Great Water Solution for Well

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tazweiss
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Re: Great Water Solution for Well

Post by tazweiss » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:18 pm

My solution is a cistern.
Right now, I use a generator to run my well and fill my 500 gallon cistern. The cistern is right beside the wellhead, on a hill and is a few meters higher than the roof of my cabin. There is a 3 inch water line about 300 feet long that reduces to 3/4 inch into the cabin. My plan is to eventually install a deep well solar pump tied to a float switch and have a hand pump back-up. I haven't gotten there yet, but it's in my future plans.


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Re: Great Water Solution for Well

Post by Clarence » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:51 am

tazweiss wrote:My solution is a cistern.
Right now, I use a generator to run my well and fill my 500 gallon cistern. The cistern is right beside the wellhead, on a hill and is a few meters higher than the roof of my cabin. There is a 3 inch water line about 300 feet long that reduces to 3/4 inch into the cabin. My plan is to eventually install a deep well solar pump tied to a float switch and have a hand pump back-up. I haven't gotten there yet, but it's in my future plans.
Assuming everything isn’t well below frost level, what do you do for freezing? Sounds like a real nice setup with good pressure

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Re: Great Water Solution for Well

Post by tazweiss » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:46 am

Actually, the cistern and waterline are 8 ft. deep. I haven't yet had a problem with freezing. That's not to say it can't happen. It just hasn't happened yet.
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Re: Great Water Solution for Well

Post by Wayne » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:31 am

Sounds like a good plan. It surprizes me that the majority of people that are using a well don't have a back-up plan to get water when the power goes out...
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Re: Great Water Solution for Well

Post by tazweiss » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:44 am

Wayne wrote:Sounds like a good plan. It surprizes me that the majority of people that are using a well don't have a back-up plan to get water when the power goes out...
With water being fairly high up the list on the rule of 3's, I thought it would be in my best interests to have a couple of back-up plans.
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Re: Great Water Solution for Well

Post by Clarence » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:44 pm

tazweiss wrote:Actually, the cistern and waterline are 8 ft. deep. I haven't yet had a problem with freezing. That's not to say it can't happen. It just hasn't happened yet.
Thanks. Sounds like an awesome setup.

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Re: Great Water Solution for Well

Post by tazweiss » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:33 pm

Even though my waterline is 8 feet deep, it still has to come up through the frostline, into the house. At the bottom end of the waterline is where I reduced it from 3 inches to three quarter inch. The three quarter inch line comes up through a 3 inch standpipe. This way, if the line does freeze, I can slide a heat tape down there or use my wife's old blow dryer to circulate warm air down along the line. At least, that's the theory.
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