Page 472 of 580 FirstFirst ... 372422462469470471472473474475482522572 ... LastLast
Results 4,711 to 4,720 of 5795
  1. #4711
    Elite Member CurlyDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    4,131
    Location
    Grants Pass, OR
    Tractor
    JD TLB 110

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by Obed View Post
    CurlyDave,
    What is a "clay seal" and how can it be fixed? Raising the pump 20' will cost us approximately $150.
    Obed
    The top of the well casing is "sealed" to the earth with bentonite clay.

    In my part of the world, when the well is "finished" about a 75' length of steel well casing is dropped into the hole around the PVC casing that goes all the way to the bottom. A slurry of bentonite clay is then forced into the gap between the steel casing and the earth in order to seal this gap and prevent ground water from falling down the well.

    My neighbor had to have his seal replaced about a year ago and the cost was either $1200 or $1800. Not cheap, but water is hard to live without.
    40 Acres on a hill - fantastic view. JD 110 TLB, 4-n-1, 12" bucket, 18" bucket, Addington thumb, rock bucket (doubles as root grapple)

    Not only do we not understand the universe, if someone explained it to us, we would not know what he was talking about.

    Isaac Asimov

  2. #4712
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    291

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    Curly Dave Does the seal go all the way down, or is it just a foot or so around the casing? Tony

  3. #4713
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    339
    Location
    Central Virginia

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    Every law/reg I've seen on well casings, required grouting to bedrock, or some specified depth, usually 50-60' range.

  4. #4714
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    291

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    Is there any reason for that?? Here in S C they just pour a sack of concrete around the casing and call it sealed.....Tony

  5. #4715
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    339
    Location
    Central Virginia

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    helps prevent surface water from contaminating the well

  6. #4716
    Elite Member Obed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    2,592
    Location
    East TN
    Tractor
    John Deere 4210 FEL BH

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by jdonovan View Post
    helps prevent surface water from contaminating the well
    Yes. But will a sack of concrete poured around the well casing toward the top do the same thing?
    Obed
    John Deere 4210 (28 HP) FEL, BH, 6' Box Blade, Loader Forks

    At Home In the Woods

  7. #4717
    Elite Member Obed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    2,592
    Location
    East TN
    Tractor
    John Deere 4210 FEL BH

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by Obed View Post
    Rick, I was wondering how you fared with the ice. You didn't mention anything in your "Log House Project begins" thread.

    We were iced in Friday. I didn't attempt to go anywhere. I worked from home that day.

    A couple years ago I left my neighborhood with ice on the roads and ended up in the ditch. I didn't damage the car; I just felt stupid.

    Attachment 300019 Attachment 300020 Attachment 300021

    Two days later I got to fix my neighbor's mailbox.

    Obed
    We haven't had any more sand/silt show up in our well filter in the past two weeks. We'll just watch it.
    John Deere 4210 (28 HP) FEL, BH, 6' Box Blade, Loader Forks

    At Home In the Woods

  8. #4718
    Elite Member Obed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    2,592
    Location
    East TN
    Tractor
    John Deere 4210 FEL BH

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    A friend offered to help me cut some firewood. Yesterday was a beautiful day so we had a fine time with our chainsaws cutting wood from the log pile.

    -img_0168-jpg -img_0169-jpg -img_0170-jpg

    Two people working together cutting firewood gets more done than two people working separately. While my saw was sharp, I could keep my buddy pretty busy loading the trailer. By the end of the day, my chain was dull and my cutting slowed down noticeably. Some of the logs were sitting on the ground and were dirty. I cleaned the wood the best I could before cutting but it still took a toll on my chain. I have a second chain and probably should have put it on the saw but didn't.

    We bucked up wood to fill four trailer loads. That will make about 2 1/2 cords. We tossed the cut wood from the trailer into a pile beside the round stack.

    -img_0174-small-jpg -img_0175-small-jpg -img_0176-jpg

    I'll work on splitting it and stacking it onto the round stack as time allows. The days are getting longer. I'm hoping that there will be enough light after work that soon I will be able to split and stack the wood after work.
    John Deere 4210 (28 HP) FEL, BH, 6' Box Blade, Loader Forks

    At Home In the Woods

  9. #4719
    Veteran Member dstig1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,216
    Location
    W Wisc
    Tractor
    Kubota L5240 HSTC, (Kubota L3130 HST - sold)

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    It is worth the time to keep the chain sharp, even though it feels like you are wasting time doing it. Since you have a pretty regular setup, get a vise on the trailer rail (I think we've bantered this back and forth before..). With some practice, you can get to the point of being able to take a quick 1-3 strokes on the chain in no time. There are a few good reasons why.
    1. It's safer. Sharp chains require less pressure
    2. it's more productive as they cut faster
    3. Your chains will stretch a lot if you cut with them dull due to the extra pressure (after a while they won't fit anymore even though they will have tooth left)
    4. Your bar will wear out faster from the excess pressure and heat

    Ask me how I know all these things... In your case, you have very good access and a regular place to work, so it is a lot easier to be ready to go than what I was always fighting with (out in the middle of the woods). That's my excuse, lame as it is... You don't have my excuse!
    -Dave

    "Being a pessimist is great. You can't lose. Either you end up being right...or you are pleasantly surprised."

    L5240HST, QA, 824 Loader, 48" Forks, 48" Grapple, rear blade, box blade, landscape rake, Ancient Farmi Skidding winch
    Trailer - 10k/16' twin axle w/elec brakes
    2005 F250 5.4V8(3V) 3.73/4wd tow vehicle

  10. #4720
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    339
    Location
    Central Virginia

    Default Re: At Home In The Woods

    Quote Originally Posted by Obed View Post
    Yes. But will a sack of concrete poured around the well casing toward the top do the same thing?
    Obed
    Not really. you get water movement at all levels of the soil column, and you want to keep all of that out.

Page 472 of 580 FirstFirst ... 372422462469470471472473474475482522572 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.