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Old 07-24-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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The guy at the health dept. says their records don't go back that far... They only have the septic info.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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The guy at the health dept. says their records don't go back that far... They only have the septic info.
That is old. That tells me the home needs a new well.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Wherever I park the motorhome
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I disagree, there is no evidence of anything wrong with the well. Until a home inspector, pump guy or driller shows some evidence of a problem, a new well is not necessary.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:31 AM
 
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I disagree, there is no evidence of anything wrong with the well. Until a home inspector, pump guy or driller shows some evidence of a problem, a new well is not necessary.
There is no record. That means one of two things. The well is VERY old or the driller did not compete a log. In negotiations, either one works. Right now it is a buyer's market. Wells and pumps aren't cheap.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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Ooh frisson Sadly I really want this house and the price is good. In MD the housing market is still alive and kicking so I'm not sure how much room I have to wiggle.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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Hi Driller thanks! I contacted the county and they said that the well/septic were installed in about 1963 when the house was built. There was a relatively recent upgrade to the septic which was the addition of "drainage" fields? Anyway, my stupid phone died and we got disconnected. Anything else I should do besides the test?
The well where we are drilling today the new owners had gone to closing. Then we asked for a bacteria test. Those old wells won't pass most of the time. This will be a $8,000 well.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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Did you tell your new well customer that there is no guarantee that this new well will be bacteria free?

Did you fully disclose to them that for <$1000 they could have treated their water with equipment approved by the EPA and the state of MI?

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Old 07-29-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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[COLOR=midnight blue]Did you tell your new well customer that there is no guarantee that this new well will be bacteria free?

Did you fully disclose to them that for <$1000 they could have treated their water with equipment approved by the EPA and the state of MI?[/color]
REALLY??? It was an old crock well. The well WILL pass the BT test. We grout and bulk volumme displace for BT. LOL I have read where you tell people to put bleach in wells. Have you read what is in bleach??? Not enough clorine to list in most. We use 90%.

So rather than runing out of water they will have 20 gallon a minute. The well with air, produced 80 gallon per minute. Yep, they were upset.......

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Old 07-29-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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[COLOR=midnight blue]Did you tell your new well customer that there is no guarantee that this new well will be bacteria free?

Did you fully disclose to them that for <$1000 they could have treated their water with equipment approved by the EPA and the state of MI?[/color]
Crock wells will not code in Michgian. I do not care what kind of snake oil you sell.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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All wells in Michigan HAVE to pass health codes. The rules are similar in all states. Beware of fear mongering. Some people use it to sell their products.
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