We noticed last week the ground was unfrozen and wet between the well and
house. The water was coming up from the ground like a spring then stopped
when the water softer stopped running its cycle.( 1st Q-The exit tube goes
to the front ditch for the softer, it freezes in the winter so I pull it
back into the house unthaw and then run the water softener during the day -
cant put it through the septic -heavy clay soil-so the previous owner
said-wish there was a better way?)
My 2nd question is why would the pipe break between the well and the house?
Is it common for this to wear out in 10-20 years?
My husband said he would dig it up in the spring but we lost our water
yesterday...finally found the filter was full of mud stuff. So I hope he
will do it today:>)
Mine broke last summer. Break appeard to be under large concrete patio
added by previous owners. Water coming thru into adjoining basement and
crawlspace made a large mess. Bids were $$$$. I started digging in
crawlspace and got lucky. Found the break. Replaced about 3ft of black
poly tubing that had split for $10. Water now stays where it belongs. :)
It appears the cause of my break was that the pipe had been scuffed or
scratched by previous excavation, probably during the addition in which
crawlspace I was digging. I can just imagine the guys being very
relieved they had not broken the pipe. But after 10 years of water
pressure, it split along that scuff mark.
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We dug it up ...only about 1 foot of frost in the ground...found the pipe
had split just after a connection which looked like and old repair.:>) we
dug the whole line and replaced from the well to the house with one
continuous piece. The hardest part was waiting for the electrician to
replace the wire which was 2 feet above the water line and had to be dug
up...I guess it was suppose to be taped to the water line.
Being without water for couple of days makes me appreciate it soooo much.
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