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bw77 11-27-2011 01:47 PM

Cover for artesian well?
 
I recently visited friends in the country. They have an artesian well which is about 40 years old. It is made from 36" inside diameter concrete sections, but the cover is just a thin piece of plastic. A branch fell on the cover and broke it.

We replaced it with a plastic cover in much better condition.

After doing some reseach on the web, my understanding is that a concrete cover is required to be legal. But I was not able to find one locally, closest one I found is made 300 miles away in Maine.

For those who have artesian wells, what do you use for a cover?

Thanks.

Bud Cline 11-27-2011 02:43 PM

Build your own concrete cover.:)

Lightfoot 11-27-2011 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Bud Cline (Post 780097)
Build your own concrete cover.:)

:thumbsup:
i agree. get ya some plywood and a couple o 2 x 4's and have at it. Quikrete is cheap!

Msradell 11-27-2011 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Lightfoot (Post 780153)
:thumbsup:
i agree. get ya some plywood and a couple o 2 x 4's and have at it. Quikrete is cheap!

Great idea, don't forget to put some rebar into it to keep it from breaking apart. I would probably use #4 on about 8" centers in both directions wire tied with a cross.

Bud Cline 11-27-2011 10:03 PM

And maybe a (rebar) loop or two for lifting.

Msradell 11-27-2011 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Bud Cline (Post 780365)
And maybe a (rebar) loop or two for lifting.

Good point!

bw77 11-28-2011 06:06 AM

Thanks to everyone for your ideas.


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