Started by davidj, January 11, 2008, 01:20:12 AM
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Quote from: davidj on July 24, 2012, 10:28:41 AMWe've also installed a basic whole-house water filter - we were getting fine sand in the system and it was causing all sorts of problems, blocking up most of our plumbing fixtures (especially the toilet). It seems a lot better now.
Quote from: UK4X4 on October 16, 2012, 12:39:06 PMAre you using a two or three stage filter system ?I would use a washable first stage wire or plastic mesh screen followed by the disposable filtersmost of the sand would end up in the washable filter making your disposable one last longerIn my latest filter system I just designed for a work project I'm using 3 filters in smaller sizes in a parralel system with pressure gauges between each stage so that you can tell which ones are blocking up
Quote from: Danfish on October 17, 2012, 02:35:09 PMOn the subject of filtering out sand and assuming you are on a well system...you might want to look into a cyclone type sand trap. These are used on larger wells, especially in the irrigation industry. There are some manufactures that make smaller units suitable to domstic wells, ARKAL Filtration Systems has a two inch unit for around $200. Only problem might be minimum flow requirements (66 gpm for ARKAL unit). These units have a blow off that you open now and then to discharge the trapped sand (frequency depends on how much sand well is producing), no filters to clean or replace.
Quote from: Danfish on October 17, 2012, 02:35:09 PMDid you driller properly develope (flush) the well before installing the pump. If you are using a submersible pump and there is a lot of sand, might wonder what is happening to pump impellers.
Quote from: grover on October 24, 2012, 06:38:29 AMI read through quickly but didn't see anything about the siding. Did I miss it?
Quote from: davidj on October 28, 2012, 09:25:44 AMHad our first significant storm of the Winter last weekend. Running conduit in trenches with almost a foot of snow on the ground isn't much fun!