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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:19 pm
User avatarJoined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:24 amPosts: 3821Location: Victoria Australia
Hello,

I have a new Bore .
However the water is getting up a bit in its iron and salt content.
I do not wish to destroy my soil or plants.
Consequently I need an economic means of removing the above from my water .
I am a good handy man.Hence construction and instalation should not be a problem.

can any one help or direct me to someone you know can.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:36 pm
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:56 amPosts: 34Location: Raleigh
David --

I had to look up what the term bore meant; A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.

Thanks for expanding my vocabulary.

My only suggestion would be to run it through some type of "Britta" charcoal filter. Of course on a much larger scale. Put everything need for the filter in a 50 gallon container and then have the water filter through it. I know on the space station that is how they filter all their waste water.

Best of luck...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:32 am
User avatarJoined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:24 amPosts: 3821Location: Victoria Australia
THANK YOU jOHN

i HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT REVERSE OSMOSIS TO LOOSE THE SALT AND OR MAGNETS TO REMOVE THE iRON.

sorry about the upper case , I will keep you posted if I hit upon something .

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:06 pm
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 pmPosts: 1927Location: PNW
We have iron in our water too, but the plants don't seem to mind. We had an ozone system that helped with it until we lost the guy who kept it working, well, he never was very good at that part. The water tasted great when it worked.

We tried magnets along the pipe, but it didn't change anything. Maybe just need a lot of them for it to work.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:46 am
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David, I know from nothing about wells and have always said if we ever considered buying where a well was part of the home use I would consult a well-man and learned everything I could before signing on the dotted line. Well, no well, we bought on municipal service and very pleased with the water not needing any servicing.
So my advice to you would be to get information from such knowledgeable people so that dire results don't make your life miserable.
Water is such a valuable resource to a home....it deserves all the attention we can give it and to foolishly barge ahead with 'you can try this' approach is, to me, not very good sense.
Good luck!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:52 pm
User avatarJoined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:24 amPosts: 3821Location: Victoria Australia
Thank you Janine for your thoughts .
They have been most helpful.
regards
David



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