They drilled a new well, and started hitting water at 300 feet, but
kept going until the flow was 2.5 gallons per minute (I had originally
reported a higher flow, but the workers corrected that when I had
asked them a few weeks ago).
They stopped at 520 feet, but they had problems.
Here you see the well driller & what looks like white foam:
Last I checked, the 520 foot well was producing gray water, which is
water that I saw myself (they wouldn't let me photograph it so that
picture is from across the neighbor's yard).
For two weeks, they had pumped the water out of that new 520 foot
well, but it was *still* as gray as paint! I saw it with my own eyes.
The guy showed me a white 5-gallon bucket with the water in it and
he said the gray is part of the water. It doesn't settle out.
There are silver mines in this area, so, the ground does have minerals,
but, I haven't checked lately to find out whether that new 520 foot
well finally cleared of the gray water.
But, it was amazing looking stuff. Nobody in their right mind would
drink it. Gray as paint.
Here's the well next door, which originally ran dry, but it seemed
to be pumping OK when I last checked a few weeks ago for them:
You can't tell from the picture, and I didn't tell the neighbor because
she's a widow who has enough on her hands with the kids and the bank,
but, I did notice a bit of gray in the water (but nothing like the stuff
that was coming out of the new well at the next-door neighbor's house
only 50 feet away).
Yikes. Luckily, "my" well water, about 1,000 feet away from these two
wells, appears to be clear, and comes from about 400 feet (although
they are a good 200 feet below me on the hill in elevation).
On Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:07:05 PM UTC-4, Danny D. wrote:
You only have about a 2" gap if you have a ridge vent. You don't
have a ridge vent. You have a tile roof, IDK if you can do a ridge
vent on a tile roof. I've only seen them on shingle roofs.
There's only a vent in one gable? Nothing in the other ends?
Depending on how it would look, what those other sides face, you
could put another gable vent in. That would double the exit venting.
And also help even more, maybe, depending on the prevailing winds.
Oh. OK. From the description, it was in the tallest part of the house
but it doesn't go outside. Almost every room has one of these ceiling
fans, but then the only whole house fan are those in the three heater
Yes. That was connected to the bathroom. I hadn't even known that
but when you said this, I turned it on, and then went to the attic
two floors up, and noticed that it was humming. So, you know what
it is, better than I do!
trader_4 wrote, on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:08:03 -0700:
There are about five of those gables. All of them meet in the
middle of the house, so, they all kinda combine at different levels.
One time I drilled between floors, and it took 5 feet of drill just
to get from one floor to the ceiling of the other floor, so, they
have all sorts of secret passageways (all closed off) between the
Dunno why. I'm not the original owner. But the point is that the
five attics all kind of meet in the middle, but not really. You
can only crawl between two of them. The rest are totally self
The problem is that every house is gated, so, I can't just walk up
to anyone's property. Also, the neighbor I help is the next-door
neighbor to the one who did the drilling. Up until this new well,
they shared a well; but now they're divorcing from that contract,
so to speak. I'll see what I can find out, especially if/when I
see the drillers, I'll pump them for information.
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