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    sand point, air in hot water lines only

    just installed a new sand point, this site helped tremendously. Lots of water but i got the same thing happening as the last sand point. I have air in the hot water lines only. Is this because i...
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    i got very similar set up as you. 3/4" pump 25'...

    i got very similar set up as you. 3/4" pump 25' of pipe, water a 15' level in current sand point and i have no problem. check valve is at well point. they say closer to the well better it is. try...
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    Thank you for the reply. It will be driven down...

    Thank you for the reply. It will be driven down to draw water. Your right the piping from the sand point will contain water at all time therefore if its about the frost level it will freeze. The...
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    Thank you. I end up making one. 24" length, 3" id...

    Thank you. I end up making one. 24" length, 3" id type, 1" heavy walled pipe. 3/4" striking plate, 9/16 round handles from top to bottom. Come out heavier than what I wanted. 60lbs even after we...
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    Location of Freeze proof sand Point

    I will be installing my first sand point in the next 3 weeks. The objective here is to have water year round. The cottage and crawl space will be heated. The crawl space will have a perimeter...
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    Sand Point Under Cottage

    Has anyone driven a pipe so its location in under a building. I have a crawl space that is only 2.5 high. It would benefit it being there for freezing reasons. The exterior walls will be insulated...
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    Post Driver for Sand Point

    I would like to make a post driver for every one I have seen is light weight. I was going to use a heavy wall 2.5" ID pipe and have 1/2" handles installed on it. The head of it was going to be capped...
  8. Thread: No Venting

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    can i tee off the main 3" sewer pipe going to the...

    can i tee off the main 3" sewer pipe going to the septic and to vent it up the side of the building what is the size of a vent pipe usually. thanks for the reply
  9. Thread: No Venting

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    No Venting

    I have a cottage with 2 sinks, 1 toilet, 1 shower all draining into a 3" sewer pipe than exiting the crawl space into a septic tank. Problem is no vent pipe going to the roof. Its going to be...
  10. Thread: new sand point

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    new sand point

    Going to put in a new point below frost level this coming spring. Lets of info on how to do it on this site (great site) but little on what type of point to buy. I am told I need a 80 guage and min...
  11. Thread: New Sand Point

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    New Sand Point

    I will be driving a new point in the spring. I would like to start buying materials. I have water at the 15' down. Any recommendations on manufacturers of points, stainless steel vs galvanized,...
  12. Thread: Water Filter

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    Water Filter

    I got a sand point I use with nice good tasting water. Is it possible sand may make its way into the drinking water. I don't see any in the toilet tank but I do bring home 5 gallons jugs home. The...
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    Thank you therefore having the end of the pipe in...

    Thank you therefore having the end of the pipe in the ground 4 ft (below forst line) with a brass 90 degree elbow coming off it with a 1 14" pipe coming up to ground level under the cottage is ok....
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    Sandpoint below Frost Line

    I am going to install a new sand point next spring. I would like to have it burried below the frost line and have the 1 1/4" pipe trenched until it could be pulled into my crawl space. I will be...
  15. Thread: Crawl Space

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    Crawl Space

    Good day
    Thank you for this site its great. I am located in northern ontario. coldest temp with be -40f. My crawl space contains all my pex water lines. Pump and hot water tank is in the cottage. I...
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    Blowing out Main Line

    I come back from the north this weekend (-40f). I drain the system when I leave. The distance of the pump to the check valve is approx. 20'. 1 1/4" line. The check valve and point are located...
  17. Thread: Shower Drain

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    ok I will post pictures of it from the underside...

    ok I will post pictures of it from the underside and from inside the shower. As to answer your question in regards to how high the water gets. Well the base fills about an inch and than slowly...
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    Shower Drain

    I have a fiberglass stall shower. When the drain plugs up and its at the slow drain stage it leaks down stairs. I unplug it and than it works fine and does not leak. Are these designed to do this....
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    LOL than you better get well versed on heat...

    LOL than you better get well versed on heat tracing for water pipes. Get to work reading up on the stuff!
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    No way I in vision nice beaches, babes, wearing...

    No way I in vision nice beaches, babes, wearing shorts all year long, your mistaken I think Florida can't be that bad!
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    Thanks Bob. I am going to keep the check valve it...

    Thanks Bob. I am going to keep the check valve it at the sandpoint well. Its working well and why mess with it. I am going to use external heat trace (less fittings, less chances of it taking air...
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    Bob one more question; is external heat trace...

    Bob one more question; is external heat trace just as effective as in line tracing. This would enable me to keep the check valve where it is. (at the well head)
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    Bob how close to the pump should I install the...

    Bob how close to the pump should I install the check valve. I would assume not too much water is needed to prime one of these pumps. I have attached a picture.

    Thanks again Bob
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    Thank you for great info. I will try to track...

    Thank you for great info. I will try to track these down in canada.
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    Check Valve at Pump or at Sandpoint

    My check point is currently set up at the sand point and it works well. In order to accomdate in line heat trace that i am currently installing I am thinking about installing the check valve near the...
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