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Old 02-25-2013, 09:32 PM
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In Georgia wells usually run at $1000 for 1000 FT. You usually hit water at 3000-4000 FT (mine is about 4000), but I've heard of some going to 5000-6000. Just as a general idea for pricing.

I have pretty good flow straight off my well at 22 GPM.

If you have low flow a lot of people tie cisterns into the well(1500 Gallons from what I've seen out here) and run a pump station off of that.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:47 PM
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Wells r just not common here... I called today a drilling company. Not even one in my town... but they told me to look on our states water conservation website and I can type.in my property legal description and it will shoe me all Wells around my area and the depth.... I've herd a dollar a ft figure as well... not sure if that's went up or not... I'm always afarid though of spending that kind of money on a well Ans it not have good supply... wouldn't make me happy! Lol
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:56 PM
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Imagine how I felt when the guy told me the price and then did this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-q-sRSsx0

It works though!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:23 PM
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Yea id trip out over that....that's how our local water depth finds there lines...so they act.... I've dug several! And they were not there...... they use 2 metal rods though.... maybe I could get lucky and hit warranty at just a few hundred feet...lol I've got a creek behind me on the land...lol
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:52 PM
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I don't have many issues dowsing. I spent a lot of time working on it this year and it has paid off.

There is a reason that somethings work while others don't. One of the main reasons people have problems with their voodoo sticks is that they don't use them enough.

I have posted the 7 Ps before, 2 Ps are different in locating.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:20 AM
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In Georgia wells usually run at $1000 for 1000 FT. You usually hit water at 3000-4000 FT (mine is about 4000), but I've heard of some going to 5000-6000. Just as a general idea for pricing.

I have pretty good flow straight off my well at 22 GPM.

If you have low flow a lot of people tie cisterns into the well(1500 Gallons from what I've seen out here) and run a pump station off of that.
Glad Im not a well driller in GA. Round here they get $8 a ft plus around $7 a ft for casing when needed.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:21 PM
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1. Determine available flow/static pressure
2. Identify the most taxed head, calculate pressure losses, and make sure you meet minimum head pressure.
3. Don't exceed 5fps on pvc.

The reasons to oversize pipe:

1. Minimize pressure loss to achieve minimum head pressure.

2. Prevent water hammer on long runs of straight pipe.

If you do not have those two problems, your wasting plastic.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:23 PM
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What do u guys prefer.to use to determine dynamic flow
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:25 PM
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What do u guys prefer to use to determine flow? Which flow meter or method.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:31 PM
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What do u guys prefer.to use to determine dynamic flow
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You mean dynamic pressure.

Start upstream of your meter and calculate the deductions from there.

Meter deducts X amount of psi
WYE Strainer deducts X
Backflow deducts X
Master Valve deducts X
150' class 200 PVC deducts X
Zone valve deducts X
Lateral Piping....etc.
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