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We use to use a jetter to clean pout leachate...

We use to use a jetter to clean pout leachate lines at the landfill where I worked. The jetter would put our 15K to 20K PSI to remove material in the pipes. It would lear up ABS pipe very quickly...
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Pilot Dane has all the information you will need...

Pilot Dane has all the information you will need to pour a footer. Working as a construction inspector, I reviewed the all documents and plans for the footers before I gave the OK to pour. Most of...
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Hire a good geotechnical engineer to evaluate the...

Hire a good geotechnical engineer to evaluate the slope problems. It will be money well spent so that any work you do won't end up in the neighbors yard or worse in the street down slope.
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A friend of mine is a driller. He uses Chlorine...

A friend of mine is a driller. He uses Chlorine pool shock dissolved in 5 gallons of water. He then runs a hose from an outside outlet to the well and runs the water into the well until he smells...
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What kind of hot water tank do you have? You...

What kind of hot water tank do you have? You may have an anode that needs replacing.

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I reason the water level is so high is that the...

I reason the water level is so high is that the well was drilled into an artesian aquifer. The hydrostatic pressure of the confined aquifer pushes the water up a column until equilibrium. The water...
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I like Carbides idea. I would, however, place...

I like Carbides idea. I would, however, place geotextile under the additional stone to bridge the soggy soil.
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How deep is the well? You may be able to run a...

How deep is the well? You may be able to run a discharge hose to the bottom of the well and pump in potable water to force everything in the well to the surface.
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I'll try and answer the question as best as...

I'll try and answer the question as best as possible.

1. I would make a french drain along the lowest edge you want to drain. You said you had a drain tile next to the foundation. You did not...
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I also thank you for the update! Seen the movie,...

I also thank you for the update! Seen the movie, bought the tee shirt!
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Personally, I would excavate 12" and compact the...

Personally, I would excavate 12" and compact the sub-grade with a vibratory tamp. I would slope the sub-grade to allow any water under neath to flow to best drainage area. Next I would place a...
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The plug on top of the tee coming out of the pump...

The plug on top of the tee coming out of the pump needs to be removed so you can pour water into the pump. Make sure you use thread sealant when you put the plug back in. Start up the pump and wait...
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Most important thing to do is to make sure the...

Most important thing to do is to make sure the base and sand are compacted thoroughly! How thick are the pavers you are using? Like stickshift said, you may need to remove some of the sand.
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Here is an answer to your first question. It is...

Here is an answer to your first question. It is good to be paranoid! The well could hold a very dangerous situation. Many times the well will have a lack of oxygen and that could lead to...
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Can you get a pair of Vice Grips on the PVC pipe...

Can you get a pair of Vice Grips on the PVC pipe to see if you can pull it out? With water showing at the top of the PVC means there is a pump or a check valve at the bottom of the pipe. If you can...
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First thing I wold find out ab out is the water...

First thing I wold find out ab out is the water supply. Well or municipal? If it is a well find out what the recharge rate is and if there is a chlorination system. The house is worthless without...
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the well had been properly seal both casings...

the well had been properly seal both casings would have first been filled with sand to the top of the water table. Next a minimum of 3' of Bentonite pellets would have been placed on top of the...
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Bite the bullet and spend the $400 and have a...

Bite the bullet and spend the $400 and have a reputable sewer sucker do the work. Landfills won't accept liquid waste and the was will be hauled to a water water treatment plants. Permits required...
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I agree with Norm. During well drilling, clay...

I agree with Norm. During well drilling, clay and other particulates migrated into the sandstone. If you have an outdoor faucet, run a hose away from the house and turn on the water and let it run...
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Is that 6-7 face cords or true cords? The size...

Is that 6-7 face cords or true cords? The size you need will be determined by the volume of the wood you need to cover. I built mine like a shed style building in WNY. I gave it a 4:12 pitch on...
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De-contaminate a water well. Put this in your...

De-contaminate a water well. Put this in your google search and it will give you procedures for cleaning you water well. I have also found that once you place the chlorine in the well and run it...
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DO NOT DRINK, I REPEAT, DO NOT DRINK ANY OF THE...

DO NOT DRINK, I REPEAT, DO NOT DRINK ANY OF THE WATER EVEN IF IT IS CLEAR! E. Coli bacteria among other health related bacteria can be in clear water. The sump should be set up to keep the water...
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I have a system similar to your. Had a problem...

I have a system similar to your. Had a problem with the pump (peristaltic) blowing the silicon hose, found out that the tee the allows the injection into the system was plugged. Had to use an awl...
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You should have a grundfos controller to operate...

You should have a grundfos controller to operate the pump. If you can pull the pump you will find that the grundfos pump is very easy to work on. When I worked at the landfill, we used the grundfos...
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All the talk about volume. has anyone asked the...

All the talk about volume. has anyone asked the question of what the head rating of the pump is? You are pumping the water up 100 feet and then to the pressure switch. See if the new pump come with...
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