Easy Way to check Well water Level...?

Re: Easy Way to check Well water Level...?

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:54 pm

I guess my response should have been,"your screwed until you get above ground access." Either that or don't use it much. Hard to measure something inaccessible.

Kevin

Actually, some genius probably could figure out a way, maybe not cost effective however. ;)
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Re: Easy Way to check Well water Level...?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:11 am

Guess in most ways I'm lucky water wise anyway, my well is around 70ft. (from what I was told) for some reason it's in a pit about 8ft. deep & the head is 3 to 4 ft. above the floor of the pit. When we had the most rain in decades a few years back I was more worried about the ground water getting over the top of the head than anything else, it got about half way up & stopped. Many around here still have the old hand dug wells in the farm house basements & they have never run dry for over a 100 years so as long as there is no fracking idiots I'm hoping my water stays good.
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Re: Easy Way to check Well water Level...?

PostBy: qbwebb On: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:50 am

One of these sensors fitted to a wireless data logger seems like it would fit the bill.

http://www.stevenswater.com/water_level ... nsors.aspx

Has anyone ever rigged up a low pressure cutoff switch to their well pump that they could recommend? My Hi/Low limit pressure switch is currently at 40 - 60 PSI, what if I could install a pressure switch in the house to just cut the pump at say 30 PSI and just require a manual reset to reactivate the pump to prevent burn out?
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Re: Easy Way to check Well water Level...?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:44 am

Of course you realize it's all GOD stuff anyway. I can't figure how people have lived in this house for over 200 yrs with the same well & survived without knowing all the didactic crap showing up on some guage or meter. Silly ignorant old farmers I suppose. Didn't need to analize everything & be wrong most of the time anyway. :whistle: :clap: toothy Sam--don't believe all that fracking drama even though the tree huggers are having a ball with it.
KLook wrote:I guess my response should have been,"your screwed until you get above ground access." Either that or don't use it much. Hard to measure something inaccessible.

Kevin

Actually, some genius probably could figure out a way, maybe not cost effective however. ;)
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Re: Easy Way to check Well water Level...?

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:34 pm

Plenty of that up here also Fred, if it aint broke don't fix it. If it went dry they just didnt use as much water the next time. I am sitting on a vein that has never gone dry, hand dug and stoned up. Last bit on my grandfathers handiwork around here. except for the house that is.

kevin
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Re: Easy Way to check Well water Level...?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:32 pm

Outstanding Kevin. I like it :) Me thinks them old guys knew something some of us never will. "use within your means"
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Re: Easy Way to check Well water Level...?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:01 pm

Don't get bigger than your britches... ;)
Applies to soooo many things...
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