another farm job

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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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.

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  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not gonna tell you what a clean job that i think you did.
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  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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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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  4. Wet_Boots

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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.
     
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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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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  6. Wet_Boots

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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.
     
  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    is NY one of these states?
     
  8. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    PVC risers above grade?

    Cool job.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  10. AI Inc

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    Ya can add Mass to that list too.
     

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