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Old 12-12-2012, 06:42 PM
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another farm job

we started this project last week. It is a CSA farm (community supported agriculture) on Shelter Island. They had an irrigation well that had the tank above grade but they wanted frost free hydrants for the green house and the farm stand. So we had to cut down the well casing and removed 10' of drop pipe and had a vault installed. then re-installed the tank and re-piped for the 4 frost free hydrants and the line for the 6 seasonal risers to feed drip for the crops.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:54 PM
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we started this project last week. It is a CSA farm (community supported agriculture) on Shelter Island. They had an irrigation well that had the tank above grade but they wanted frost free hydrants for the green house and the farm stand. So we had to cut down the well casing and removed 10' of drop pipe and had a vault installed. then re-installed the tank and re-piped for the 4 frost free hydrants and the line for the 6 seasonal risers to feed drip for the crops.
I'm not gonna tell you what a clean job that i think you did.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:00 PM
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Thanks but it is not as nice as I would have liked. Who ever drilled the well put the casing in crooked so everything in the put is off a bit. And the guy who installed the vault talked his way into doing all the trenching and he made a bit of a mess with the excavator.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:10 PM
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Very much not legal in some states, as the well casing must be located above grade as law requires. They would solve this problem with a buried pressure tank and a pitless adapter.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:18 PM
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Maybe not but I had nothing to do with the design. I would think the above grade requirement would be for domestic wells. There are still quite a few vaults with wells in them around here.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:31 PM
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There are plenty of wells in the tri-state area where the casings top out below grade. They are being brought into compliance in some states by way of law that requires the addition of more casing whenever a pump is replaced or serviced.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:43 PM
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There are plenty of wells in the tri-state area where the casings top out below grade. They are being brought into compliance in some states by way of law that requires the addition of more casing whenever a pump is replaced or serviced.
is NY one of these states?
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is NY one of these states?
Not sure. Like you, I just use the water. I'm not giving anybody the third degree about how it gets there. Connecticut and New Jersey do have the above-grade-casing requirements now.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:30 AM
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Not sure. Like you, I just use the water. I'm not giving anybody the third degree about how it gets there. Connecticut and New Jersey do have the above-grade-casing requirements now.
Ya can add Mass to that list too.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:48 PM
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PVC risers above grade?

Cool job.
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