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    pitless adapter

    My well has been shut down for the winter but I hope to start it up within the next week now that the chance of frost in northern Michigan is fading. I had the well driller shut it down but will be...
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    Septic system failure

    I have a summer cabin that is used about 4 months of the year and mostly on weekends. One toilet one bathroom sink and one kitchen sink empty into a "Schimpke system", basically one cast concrete...
  3. Draining water from pitless adapter to tank

    My supply line from my deep well pitless adapter gradually slopes up to the above ground slab I have my pressure/holding tank on. How do I drain the water in that supply line so it won't freeze this...
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    My well driller

    Hey Markhash,

    my well company was out of Scottville, MI. Pump Engineering. My cottage has a crawl space under it so as the line comes out of the well below frost line it slopes slowly to ground...
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    Winterizing well

    Our frost line is 42"
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    How to shut down well for winter

    We had a deep water well drilled this spring in Michigan. It has a submersible pump and pitless adapter. Evidently the well was "almost free flowing" so they had to install a seal at five foot depth....
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    venting

    I have two "Schimpke tanks" in tandem, basically two 4 x 4 concrete tanks with a heavy circular concrete lid. Only the lids are visible. They shouldn't be under the cottage, correct, but they are so...
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    Well finished

    My driller finished the job. When I arrived on the property on Friday I could tell they had been there. The well was done, the main into the crawl space, pressure tank and hooked to the house...
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    Venting drainage system in cottage

    Our family cottage had to be moved back from the lake bluff due to erosion several years back and they moved it over the septic tank. My Grandfather took care of refitting the drainage system after...
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    Contractor question

    I started calling around for bids on a drilling a deep well for a summer home in Northern Michigan back in May and received several bids all pretty close for doing a 5" PVC well to 150' with...
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    Thanks everyone

    Thanks for the info.
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    How to sanitize house plumbing

    We are finally about a week away from a new deep well on our cottage property. We've used a shallow well for 40 years and in the past 15 of those years quit using the water for cooking and drinking...
  13. Ever heard of Schimpke tanks for septic system?

    I have a cottage in Northern Michigan built circa 1945. When we had to move the cottage back from the bluff it was placed directly over the septic system.
    When we had it pumped the guy said they...
  14. Thread: Acid tablets?

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    Acid tablets?

    I've not used acid tablets myself, but we've had them put in our shallow well in the past. If I do use tablets how long should I let them work before expecting some results. I'm hoping maybe I'll...
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    well size

    I'm trying to keep my cost as low as possible. This is a two bedroom, uninsulated, unheated cabin used May thru September on weekends mostly.
    Don't need much water but to flush a toilet, take an...
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    Sandy soil

    We are right on the shores of Lake Michigan so it's sand, at least on top. One driller I have talked to said it would likely be 120' to water "above the clay" and more like 180 to be "below the...
  17. Thread: Maintaing flow

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    low flow

    I remember helping my grandpa drive the well (1981?) he owned a hardware store and we used a well point with a screen appropriate for the sandy area we drove it I'm assuming. I'll try the acid...
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    Newbie question

    I'm considering having a deep well dug on some lakeshore property and am in the process of getting some bids.
    Some say they no longer do 2" wells and will only do 4-6". Some have quotes for PVC,...
  19. Thread: Maintaing flow

    by lardlad
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    Maintaing flow

    I have a very old hand driven shallow well on the shores of Lake Michigan.
    It has given us enough water to run a one BR/kitchen set up until this year.
    I always have trouble getting water first...
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