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brokenknee 05-01-2009 06:47 PM

How hard is your water? How deep is your well?
 
My water is 18 grains hard 2 or 3 parts iron and my well is 105 feet deep. Before I moved (less than 5 miles) my well was 265 feet deep and 19 grains hard with 3 or 4 parts iron.

A friend of mine that lived less than 1/2 mile from my first house has a well that is 115 feet deep but 98 grains hard. He does not know how many parts iron he has.

I was just wondering how hard water can get? How deep wells can get? Also state were you are located if not already done so by your avatar.

Thanks, this is just something I was talking about with my friend and it got me to thinking about how hard water can be.

joel v. 05-01-2009 08:28 PM

I'm not sure about hardness but it was enough that if I were to clean the shower and have it pure white you woul notice the iron within 2 days and it would be right brown in 2 months. The well at the farm was 120' deep. Wells can get in excess of 500' deep. i live in south western ontario. Here's an example of an extremly deep well

http://www.lanerealtycorp.com/featur...butte_3025.jpg

brokenknee 05-01-2009 09:48 PM

From other post I have read on this forum, you guys in Canada seem to have less than ideal water up there. I would have thought it would be nice clear water just like your lakes.

What I found odd was that my friend would have much harder water than me just a short distance away; you would think we would both be pulling out of the same underground stream.

micromind 05-01-2009 10:17 PM

My well is 160' deep. Lots of calcium, quite a bit of arsenic. Not much else. Water temperature is about 50 F. My closest neighbor (about 1/2 mile away) has a well that's about 350' deep, and the water is about 85 F, and smells like rotten eggs. (Sulphur).

I've wired plenty of wells around here, they run from about 50' to about 400'.

This doesn't really fit the context of the question but the wells at the geothermal power plants I wired are about 4000-4500' deep. Lots of minerals in those. The water is about 300 F.

Rob

jayharold 05-02-2009 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by micromind (Post 268201)
My well is 160' deep. Lots of calcium, quite a bit of arsenic. Not much else. Water temperature is about 50 F. My closest neighbor (about 1/2 mile away) has a well that's about 350' deep, and the water is about 85 F, and smells like rotten eggs. (Sulphur).

I've wired plenty of wells around here, they run from about 50' to about 400'.

This doesn't really fit the context of the question but the wells at the geothermal power plants I wired are about 4000-4500' deep. Lots of minerals in those. The water is about 300 F.

Rob

Would that be a sign of a volcano?

joel v. 05-02-2009 11:02 AM

The farther down you go the hotter it gets because of the pressure of the ground above it. If your almost a mile down there is a lot of pressure on the dirt and other material from the mile of material sitting on it. It creates alot of heat.

joel v. 05-02-2009 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by brokenknee (Post 268197)
From other post I have read on this forum, you guys in Canada seem to have less than ideal water up there. I would have thought it would be nice clear water just like your lakes.

What I found odd was that my friend would have much harder water than me just a short distance away; you would think we would both be pulling out of the same underground stream.

The water quality isn't bad in most cases. The well that I was refering to produced safe water that could be consumed without any type of filtering. It tasted good(to me) but not to others. Regardless, it's better then this chlorinated crap they have in town. There are so many aquifers down there it's hard to know if it's coming from the same place. There's also the possibility of iron deposits between you and your neighbour on the same aquifer. You live in Minnesota and you think the great lakes are clean? Nobody in their right mind would drink from them unless their life depended on it.

brokenknee 05-02-2009 12:45 PM

No I don"t think the Great Lakes are clean, there is not a lake in MN that I would drink out of.:no:

Wildie 05-05-2009 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by joel v. (Post 268350)
The water quality isn't bad in most cases. The well that I was refering to produced safe water that could be consumed without any type of filtering. It tasted good(to me) but not to others. Regardless, it's better then this chlorinated crap they have in town. There are so many aquifers down there it's hard to know if it's coming from the same place. There's also the possibility of iron deposits between you and your neighbour on the same aquifer. You live in Minnesota and you think the great lakes are clean? Nobody in their right mind would drink from them unless their life depended on it.

I drink from the Great Lakes everyday! Seems fine to me!

brokenknee 05-05-2009 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Wildie (Post 269985)
I drink from the Great Lakes everyday! Seems fine to me!

Soooo, that explains some of your post. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Wildie 05-05-2009 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by brokenknee (Post 270020)
Soooo, that explains some of your post. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Its not the water, its the whiskey that I put in it! :thumbup:


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