appears that our new well (60' deep) has a great flow rate of 40gph
and good clarity but may have a prob with sulfer smell which varies
depending on atmospehic conditions (none in the winter, bad in mid
Solution? local water treatment 'salesman' at Conetico wants to sell
us a 5K combined system to reduce hardness and inject clorine into
well water. Did find a half assed honest former plumber at home
depot that suggested a brita filter and over night storage of water in
fridge. He even went so far as to say sulfer is good for you and
sought out as mineral water in his native germany????
One solution sound rediculous simple, the other craxy expensive. what
say you all????
Well, you certainly covered all the bases: you consulted a full range of
water treatment experts: a water treatment salesman and a wannabe plumber
who works as a stock boy at HomoDepot. To further confirm your solution,
you posted to a forum of crazies for self-affirmation.
You did good.
Long thread just concluded on similar subject. For well water to be
dependent on atmospheric conditions implies there's surface
contamination somehow or your storage is contributing to me.
I don't have direct suggestions since fortunately, we don't have such
issues in well water here, but I'm w/ the other poster that says you
need better advice than you've gotten so far.
And 40gph is good? It'd take two hours to fill a 80-gal pressure tank?
I'd consider that a dry hole.
Try shocking the well. But not by cussing at it ;-)
It'll cost you some household bleach, and not using the water for a day.
If the problem happens again, then think about the more expensive solutions.
Just google for "well chlorination instructions" (some links were posted
a day or two in a different thread), and follow them carefully.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It\'s not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
First of all, I bet you meant 40 gallons per minute --
If that's correct, my guess is that you're located in Florida, somewhere
just off the Lake Wales Ridge -- probably somewhere in Polk or Highlands
County possibly around Lake Istokpoga near Lake Placid.
There are two possible solutions of which I'm aware --
1. A spray system in which the well water is sprayed or aerated before it
enters the house. There is a company in Avon Park that markets that system,
and some homeowners with experience have home-built similar systems.
2. Green Sand filter, which uses potassium permanganate to remove the
hydrogen sulfide odor. The green sand filter is available from plumbing and
well-drilling companies, and the Potassium permanganate is available from
Home Depot and Lagrow's, and perhaps other locations.
-- Regards --
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