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Old 08-13-2010, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by wabanaki View Post
thanks Missingall4season,

I will try the rain water catchment system when i build the garden shed, another project in the pipe line.

Many of my neighbor only garden in spring and they seem to depending on rain a lot, i would like to continue my garden in to the fall will need some way to water the garden.
I am currently use the 12 volts RV pump to pump water from the creek to 32 gallons plastic garbage containers(6). It is a pain to carry battery for the pump and bring it back to the house to recharge, but it is working for now.

Yesterday i went to C'ville to check out the Well Point at Tractor Supply store, the stainless steel screen fell like it could get damage during drive the well point in to ground, that deter me to spend $ 60 for the point and $40 for 2 section of galvanize pipe.

On the way home i stopped at the Habitat for Humanity store, some one must have it laying in their garage for the past 20 plus years unused. i got it for $10. , well point and 2 section for galvanize pipe.
I will give it a try this week end and will let you know.
Always check with your county for permits.

I can tell you sand points are illegal in Michigan.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:53 PM
Location: Interior AK
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Did you happen to get the drive cap with the point and the pipe? If you just start pounding the open pipe, you can damage it and not be able to attach the hand pump to it. If the pipe is threaded, you should be able to at least find a screw-on galvanized cap in the plumbing section of the hardware store that should work.

Driving well pipe with a sledge is hard work, especially if you don't have loose, sandy soil. You may find that you'll need to move it a couple of times if you hit rocks or really hard clay. Good luck!
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