How's this for well water residue

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by bblawncare, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. bblawncare

    bblawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    This is the inside of the index valve from the clogged well I worked on last week. The owner had me come back today and replace 13 rotors and fix all the other breaks-after testing the system several times, the system got stuck on one zone-so I opened up the valve and found this lovely mess. Got my wire brush/bucket of water out and did a little house cleaning. Dropped in a new stem and disc, tightened the screws, and it worked flawlessly. Boy, if that is what the well point looked before the acid, no wonder it had very little flow.


  2. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,932

    Pretty nasty-looking! Looks like a prime candidate for a Rid-O-Rust type setup. We see a lot of that also up here in NW Florida.
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ive seen a lot in the west palm area too. Where does it come from? Up here in graniteland its a byproduct of granite and easy to explain its existance.I could never figure out its source in " gods waiting room "

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    Replace 13 rotors huh? Hopefully that lead to nice chunk of change Barb. Don't give that stuff away now.
  5. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,932

    Depends on what dinosaur died and got covered over millions of years ago.

    I've always wondered myself but never got into the geology of it. Have a buddy works for a soil-testing company, I'll ask and post his reply.
  6. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,910

    Did someone BBQ a brisket in there?
  7. AmEdge

    AmEdge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    It comes from tannins and/or iron in the groundwater.

    Rid-O-Rust will definitely help as long as the system is maintained.
  8. bblawncare

    bblawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    What?? Pick up, delivery, and install is not FREE with the purchase of 13 rotors?!!:laugh::laugh::laugh:

    (I am only kidding, Peter)
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,209

    anyone care to explain how that puppy works?



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