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Old 04-22-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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Just reading about dealing with irrigation makes my head swim. I've already decided not to irrigate (no HOA). An inspector told me a thing in the back yard is a well . How do I get rid of the bulky thing? Also is there any danger of a child falling into the well? My only idea is to call a well company to cap it off. If I could use a hose to water a few flowers with it I'd keep it. I intend to reseed the yard with a native drought resistant grass. I do see a faucet but when I turned it no water came out. Should water come out like in a city spigot?

Can I ignore the underground sprinkler pipes? I've seen them laid in the past and think there are rows of pvc buried shallowly under the sod. There are all sorts of pipes around the house, sticking up which may be related to the irrigation. I just won't deal with all those pipes and meters and timers and stuff.

Mainly the bulky well bothers me as it's in the middle of the yard. But, someone did pay to have it drilled at one time. I don't even know if it works.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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Normally water does not come out of a well unless you have a working pump down below (or a manual pump with a handle like a nutcracker doll or a non-crank car jack on the surface).

You could excavate perhaps a foot and a half down (, remove any well infrastructure or superstructure above that point,) and put a lid over the well and cover it back up.
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I would definitely keep the well to use for watering things you want to water. It's much cheaper than using city water. You could call a well company and have them take a look at it. Quite possibly anything above ground could be removed very easily. All of the underground piping for the sprinkler system can just be abandoned in place, there's no need to remove it.
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thanks for the idea. I will look up a Well Co. The water here is bad so if I put a little garden in I'd prefer well water if it's not complicated.
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I think you should try to find out who installed the system,look for service stickers.
Do a little research before you start ripping things apart,you may find a need for it later,I have had many ahhh haaa moments like this.
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I'm from Portage Co. in Ohio and miss it. This is hard, learning about gardening another state and zone. I don't miss driving on the snowy Ohio roads tho.
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I'm from Portage Co. in Ohio and miss it. This is hard, learning about gardening another state and zone. I don't miss driving on the snowy Ohio roads tho.
Just did a job in Ravenna last week,I hate the cold and rain,Ohio's weather sucks.
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