Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

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Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Post by Wendyf » 12 Aug 2018, 06:43

It's fine thanks Stanley but we haven't got the treatment plant installed yet, that is due to arrive on Tuesday. We got two quotes for it and they differed by a huge amount, not only in the type and cost of the equipment but also in the levels of iron and manganese present. One came in at £1600 and the other at nearly £4000, very suspicious! Needless to say we are going with the cheaper option and got the council to come and test the water as well.
Colin has almost got his drainage trenches filled in.....much harder than digging them out!

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Post by Stanley » 13 Aug 2018, 02:24

Was the analysis good? Give Col my best........
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Post by chinatyke » 13 Aug 2018, 12:14

Wendyf wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 06:43
... but also in the levels of iron and manganese present.
Manganese or magnesium?

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Post by Wendyf » 13 Aug 2018, 13:30

chinatyke wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 12:14
Wendyf wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 06:43
... but also in the levels of iron and manganese present.
Manganese or magnesium?
Manganese.

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Post by chinatyke » 13 Aug 2018, 13:49

Thanks.

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Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Post by Stanley » 14 Aug 2018, 02:51

That's interesting. At one time there was a persuasive theory that lower than usual trace levels of manganese was a precursor to BSE. There was very little in this area.......
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Post by plaques » 14 Aug 2018, 08:24

For a totally different reason I was looking at the differences between distilled and deionized water. This link may be of interest as a bit of background knowledge. Link.

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Post by Wendyf » 14 Aug 2018, 08:46

We are having a BIRM filtration system installed. No chemicals to replace but it does require a regular backwash to flush the deposited iron particles out of the filter. This is why Col has been digging a new drain. I don't think the manganese is a danger to humans, just the pipework!

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Post by Wendyf » 14 Aug 2018, 17:20

All sorted this morning.

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Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Post by Stanley » 15 Aug 2018, 03:26

Looks very good Wendy and you now have a reliable and independent water supply. I can't really think of a better investment! (Now for the swimming pool........)
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Post by Bodger » 15 Aug 2018, 07:58

Not sure of your location of the filtration system, but frost can be an expensive , i used insulation and a thermostat controlled heater with heater tape on external pipe runs

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Post by Wendyf » 15 Aug 2018, 14:43

Frost shouldn't be a problem Bodger, there is insulation between the chipboard and the stone wall and Col has plans to form a cupboard round it. All pipework is plastic until it goes into the house. Fingers crossed it will be OK!

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Re: Borehole at Lower Burnt Hilĺ.

Post by Stanley » 17 Aug 2018, 03:58

Should be OK Bodge, we seldom get frost hard enough to affect underground services. Last time I can remember when it was a big problem was the winter of 1962 which was a bummer! I was on the tramp at the time and I can tell you it was one of the most miserable winters of my life.......
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