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Old 12-21-2013, 09:23 PM
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Looks that way since it says "dosing" on it, Maybe an old school fertigation system?
I doubt that. The tap is before the pressure tanks.



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Old 12-22-2013, 02:40 AM
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They are trying to prevent rust stains from the well water. Waste of time and money in my opinion.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:07 PM
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While stumbling around in search of leaks I happened upon this relic from the past.



Old school method of orchard freeze protection for the younger crowd.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:34 PM
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:52 PM
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:03 PM
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"Not for use indoors"

remember the mini oil torches they once marked road work with?

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Old 12-23-2013, 09:34 PM
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Here's an interesting update.

I received a call this afternoon thanking me for finding the leak and that most of the water in the ditch has gone away...............
Color me surprisedthe closest leak that I eliminated was a hundred yards from this suspected spring. I must have eliminated much more water than I figured.

Anyway, it was nice that I received the call. It's seldom that someone calls to say thanks.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:39 PM
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I'm done, everyone's happy and the owner wants the utilities mapped before doing his cleanup and repairs and restoration. He just bought the orchard that land locks this former gun club and wanted to eliminate future problems from neighbors.

Jobs like these are less about finding the source of the water and more about proving that you're not creating the the problem. I managed to prove that the water wasn't coming from the domestic well, found a few small leaks and eliminated them.

The pressure tanks are holding now and it's quite obvious that the domestic system wasn't losing enough water to create and maintain the surface flow.

I think I mentioned it before, I think it's a spring. They're common in this area.
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It's obvious that I under estimated the amount of water that was being lost. While I feel foolish for the above post. A spring seemed the most obvious cause of the leak as there was no evidence of what wound up being a large amount of water.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:40 PM
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Here's an interesting update.

I received a call this afternoon thanking me for finding the leak and that most of the water in the ditch has gone away...............
Color me surprisedthe closest leak that I eliminated was a hundred yards from this suspected spring. I must have eliminated much more water than I figured.

Anyway, it was nice that I received the call. It's seldom that someone calls to say thanks.
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That's Awesome!!!!!
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:43 PM
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It's obvious that I under estimated the amount of water that was being lost. While I feel foolish for the above
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I've yet to deal with a well system that has a leak other then irrigation systems. Do you ever recommend a meter to be installed?

Maybe that's a nice arrsenal tool to have? We have like 2 spare meters at the shop.. maybe I'll snag one so I can use it to temporarily install on well systems.
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