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    3 conductors come off the meter can and into the...

    3 conductors come off the meter can and into the service panel. 2 hots and a neutral. As I said, my DMM reads 118V off each leg with light loads. But, when I plug in larger loads ( microwave or...
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    voltage drop

    My meter point is right at the ( hot ) conductor before the main breaker. The two hots that come off the meter can and into the house before hitting the main panel.. One meter lead is on the...
  3. Service Panel Change Out.. Need Help Determining and Sizing Panel

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  4. Yea, that sounded like I would be climbing a...

    Yea, that sounded like I would be climbing a telephone pole to do that.. No, not the top of the pole, the base.... :-)

    Thanks for replys
  5. Thanks again for all the informative replys.. On...

    Thanks again for all the informative replys..
    On the grounding, I'm going with a closed loop on those 2 rods and doubled up on the acorn @ 8' APART.
    Any ideas on the various types of lubricants for...
  6. My Sub-Panel set-up and general electric questions... Good to go?

    I'm running 4 legs @ 125' long to the garage.( 10 guage THHM stranded southwire ) Two conductors ( hots ) One neutral and a ground.. I'm running them in grey PVC electricians pipe and putting them in...
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    Sure this sounds good and will work... Here is...

    Sure this sounds good and will work...
    Here is what I would do with that high water table. ( I'm a cheapskate )
    Dig down about 6 feet and use the 4 inch perforated pipe and create a big loop down...
  8. Hahhaha, You'll be glad I signed on and saw your...

    Hahhaha, You'll be glad I signed on and saw your question...
    YOU MOST CERTAINLY CAN DRIVE A PVC PIPE WATER WELL... How do I know? Becuase I did it...
    Everyone I talked to said, it couldnt be done...
  9. BCpumpguy- Ok, the gas auger seems like the way...

    BCpumpguy-
    Ok, the gas auger seems like the way to go and I will investigate this further.
    Porky - Not a bad way to go. I like this idea.
    I'll let you 2 guys know what I come up with.
    ...
  10. Getting through the 20' of overburden is the easy...

    Getting through the 20' of overburden is the easy part.. I can easily wash down a 2" PVC pipe.. Then there is the SW Florida coral rock ( coquina ) that needs to be drilled through. As you...
  11. Just kicking around the idea.. All input is...

    Just kicking around the idea.. All input is welcome.
    Here is where I'm at: REBAR for the shaft.. Maybe weld a carbide bit to the rebar and drill at 12' sections? Weld sticks together as...
  12. Please - How Can I ( 64000 dollar Question )

    How can I take a 1 inch dia concrete drill bit and drill down 100' using a standard 1/2 electric drill..
    I need to get through this limestone substrate.
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    Flowing Artesian Well = Fart Water

    My Neighbor has a flowing Artesian Well.. We are in SW Florida and the river is no more than 100 feet away.. Someone told him the well was drilled down 600 feet.. Not only does the water have the...
  14. What? WTF, PORKY...... I been PORKIFIED!

    What? WTF, PORKY...... I been PORKIFIED!
  15. Mini Well and the Miniturization of all well components

    I just dropped a 3/4 PVC well casing and I'm in the shallow water-table at 15 feet. I want to go solar ( 12 Volt ) and hook that up to a small solar driven well pump that draws 12 to 20 watts. Send...
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    Why not? I'd try it, but i'd go 1/2" pvc pipe....

    Why not? I'd try it, but i'd go 1/2" pvc pipe. Give more space. Connect to pump using reducers
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    I'm down here in S. Florida and I just drove a...

    I'm down here in S. Florida and I just drove a 1.25 well for a little over $20 bucks. I got her down 22 feet. You could try my method and if it doesnt work for you it only cost you roughly $20.. ...
  18. Basically, your in the shallow water aquifer and...

    Basically, your in the shallow water aquifer and at that depth - most are pollutted. Coliform bacteria is usually from leaking septics and animal wastes. Just invest in a good filter system with...
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    Bamboo Charcoal for filtration

    As you all probably know bamboo charcoal is the best when it comes to charcoal filtration for water.
    It just so happens I have a stand of bamboo on property and we burn all the time.

    What I'm...
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    Newfie- You gotta pump the crap out of it... ...

    Newfie-
    You gotta pump the crap out of it... Pump her dry, recharge...Pump her dry, recharge...At least 30 times..
    Develop the well so that underground water passages or veins open up to feed...
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    $1800 for a hand-pump? Are you Bill Gates...

    $1800 for a hand-pump? Are you Bill Gates brother?
    Here is one instance where you can thank the Chinese for constructing bascially the same pump for $40 USD ( Harbor Freight )
    Heres what you...
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    I wouldnt cut that unbroken PVC flange out and...

    I wouldnt cut that unbroken PVC flange out and create more work for myself. If you dont have enough clearance for the tile to slip under the flange - go in the basement and use a 2X4 on the 3" PVC?...
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    Not sure about those pumps you have. You could...

    Not sure about those pumps you have. You could look up the specs and see if they have 20' suction ability. Remember its easier to push water then suck water ( also read the sticky on How many feet a...
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    Curt, you gotta pump that bi t ch dry... Keep...

    Curt, you gotta pump that bi t ch dry... Keep pumping her and see if you can pump her dry... Pumping her will open up some draw veins and allow the water to flow... If you can pump her dry -...
  25. If you want to get real simple MELNOR sells a 1...

    If you want to get real simple MELNOR sells a 1 hose timer called AquaTimer. Its 30 bucks at Home Depot and takes 2 AA batteries.. Very easy to water your fav trees.. Basically its a timed valve...
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