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Old 07-04-2010, 07:28 AM   #1
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Hi! I'm under contract to buy a mobile home with well water and a septic tank. The home inspection revealed rusty water. Should I buy this place with rusty water coming out of the faucets?

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I'd let the water run for a minute to see if it clears up. Rust will form in unused pipes.

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I know every place may not have this, but: Around here we have the privilege of being able to send water samples to either the local City Lab or the local County Health Department Lab for analysis. I used to live in a home with well and at least semi-annually took water samples in for testing. IF there is a faucet at the well, run it for about a minute and collect a sample in a sterile container available at most pharmacies, for pennies or free. I betting your problem is in the piping or water heater and not the well. David
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I used to live in a home with well and at least semi-annually took water samples in for testing.
Why so frequent? Pollutants possible? Funny tastes? Just curious, as I've never tested this water. It's always been clear and never any funny tastes.
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Hi! I'm under contract to buy a mobile home with well water and a septic tank. The home inspection revealed rusty water. Should I buy this place with rusty water coming out of the faucets?
Whoa.....never buy a home with a water well until a driller looks at it.

NEVER!!!!
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thank you for your response! I will get a driller to check the well before proceeding further.
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Never needed a 'driller' to look at MY well! I hooked it up, turned it on and all was "well".

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Never needed a 'driller' to look at MY well! I hooked it up, turned it on and all was "well".

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Good news!!!

But, what if it had not been??

That can be a huge expense.

Many calls to drillers begin, "I just bought this house and.......".
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Then I would have rented a drill and dug a new well, wouldn't be the first time!
This IS a DO IT YOURSELF forum after all, not a "go hire someone" forum.....

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Then I would have rented a drill and dug a new well, wouldn't be the first time!
This IS a DO IT YOURSELF forum after all, not a "go hire someone" forum.....

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That would depend on where a person lives.

Well drilling is not DIY when the bedrock is down 300 foot.

We have no idea where the OP is from. But, we do know there is a problem.

BTY, how did you properly grout your well??
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Then I would have rented a drill and dug a new well, wouldn't be the first time!
This IS a DO IT YOURSELF forum after all, not a "go hire someone" forum.....

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Some things are way beyond the average DIY'ers ability to properly execute. Drilling a new well would be in that category. Besides the required permits and equipment necessary, there are many things that need to be known in order to produce a safe well that meets codes and will not only give clean water but also not become a source of ground water pollution to the aquifir. There is more at stake than punching a hole in the ground and good to go.

Now, back to the problem. run the water for at least an hour, maybe more. When wells and systems sit for prolonged periods of time the rust builds on the inside of the well case. It should go away. If not then have it checked out along with the plumbing. If it's an really old mobile home it probably has galvanized piping in it and that will cause the problem also. If BTW it does have galvanized pipe in it do not lay down a cent until it gets replaced.
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Also the OP does not own the property.

If the well is an issue, the OP will need that in documentation from a professional.

How sad to think because a person can not DTY, they are not deserving of help.

I also would start with running the water, however that was likely done to get the water samples.

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