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    The flowing wells would produce about as good as the non flowing wells in the same formation. The difference being only the altitude. Since we have a bunch of them here near the coast and other places and they are made in lime rock which can be very porous, I would think you could get about all the pipe would allow to flow.

    Then there are all the springs big and small. Homasassa springs flows about (don't quote me) 6 million gallons per day 24/7. This is only one of many many springs. There are two big ones in my immediate area alone that flow a bunch of water as well.

    The three foot thing works for me. Although I'm sure it's not just a wild guess on someones part.

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    I was thinking about a pump curve looking thing for flowing wells. I would assume that somewhere someone has created such a chart. In fact, I bet there has been many a study on it. I was just hoping for a rule of thumb.

    In Montana, there is a spring called “big spring.” This spring flows 40,000 gpm if I remember right. It is a result of the Madison formation breaching the surface. One of the local economic development people (USDA) got involved with a hydrologist who thought that it would be possible to intercept this water with a well drilled into the Madison farther up the hill. The goal was to drill a 10” water well 2600’ deep. We placed a bid on it. 3500 feet and $600,000 later, we ended up finding that the Madison was not very thick where they wanted us to drill. As far as I know the well now makes about 10 gpm. We also hit oil on the way there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedbump
    Homasassa springs flows about (don't quote me) 6 million gallons per day 24/7. bob...
    104 cfs * 7.48gal/cf * 3600s/hr *24 hr/day = 67,212,288 gal/day

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    I'm going from memory, and this hole in the ground is about 40 to 50 feet in diameter. It forms the Homasassa river which flows out into the Gulf of Mexico. Too bad all that fresh water is going into salt water. I was thinking the flow was in billions of gallons per day, and looking at your math, I believe it is.


    Shack, I'de of stopped at the oil vein.

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    104 cfs * 449 = 46696 gpm

    (46696 gpm) * (60 min/hr) * 24 (hr/day) * 42 (gal/barrel) / 7737463.233 (barrel/day) = 365 day or one year. . . WOW, now that is some weird stuff.

    sorry this post was a waste.
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    Hi all, sorry it took so long to jump back in, but i just closed on the house....I had to go ahead and call a well driller to pull the pump and verify...He found that it was a 1/2 hp and he installed the correct control box...it works perfect! We ran the well hard on and off for 2 days and we cannot run this thing out of water!

    I gotta tell you guys that from reading all of this tech knowledge in these 3 pages I highly recommend that if you can afford it call the pro's...The cost was very minimal and the piece of mind is well worth it! I have always been a do it yourselfer and still will be, but in cases like this you should really think about calling the people in the know...I mean, if you think you can consider all the different problems with a well and making it work correctly, then read all 3 pages of this discussion !

    I appreciate all the help fellas, but in the end , I know when I am in over my head.........Joe

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    I am glad it worked out for you.
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