Well point and boreholes in CT

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YES the offer still stands

the small print is though that the analysis will be for organic contaminants only (pesticides and pharmaceuticals), if you are interested in an inorganic analysis (eg. pH, salts and biological) that will be extra as that is outside my control. I'm sending you my contact details by PM.
Thanks.

Looking at the organic only which is what the UV light should reduce or eliminate.
 

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Just finished installing the UV light. Will have it running for a few weeks before testing the water again. Will test two samples. One directly from the well and one from the tank. 20191228_125351.jpeg 20191228_125412.jpeg
 

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Two years on and I've used more than 680kl from the well. This excludes any water I use directly from it for the pool and for the dogs every other day. My contribution to getting CoCT supplied dams to being over 90% full

Total savings is in the region of R47k based on CoCT water tariffs.

Nearly complete with being self sufficient after adding my solar setup. I should be completely self sufficient with both water and electricity by the middle of next year. Screenshot_20200901-212448_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20200901-212833_Excel.jpg
 
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Wish I could dig a well but I live on a ridge and unless I hit a fountain of some sort which is very unlikely I would need to bore quite deep. I have a rainwater tank for essential water but that really doesnt last very long.
 

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So my Pascal(Local product) pump and pressure tank stopped working yesterday. Purchased in April 2018 and not sure if it has a 12 month or 24 month warranty. Paid R2k for it at the time and will find out about the warrantee next week.

Needed a replacement and got me the Tallas with digital pressure monitor but no pressure tank. Cost was R3 050. The new one is slightly less powerful than the previous one but not sure if the pressure tank helped the previous pump. I like the digital controls of the new one.

Will eventually get me a bigger pressure tank, maybe 150l or 200l pressure tank.

@ambroseg1 Jet pump

I just teed off into the 15mm municipal water supply pipe feeding my house. I use 25mm pipe from the water tank to the T junction.
 

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Two years on and I've used more than 680kl from the well. This excludes any water I use directly from it for the pool and for the dogs every other day. My contribution to getting CoCT supplied dams to being over 90% full

Total savings is in the region of R47k based on CoCT water tariffs.

Nearly complete with being self sufficient after adding my solar setup. I should be completely self sufficient with both water and electricity by the middle of next year. View attachment 903862

Some impressive numbers there, but you talk about Total Savings, but what was your initial capital costs? and running costs. So savings would be net ... maybe?
 

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Some impressive numbers there, but you talk about Total Savings, but what was your initial capital costs? and running costs. So savings would be net ... maybe?
Didn't keep accurate records my setup costs but it was in the region of R15k.

I have however started keeping a record of any additional costs like the new pump and uv light for the tank. My net savings is probably around R25k.

Haven't included the electricity costs for running the pumps and uv light.

Moved to the whole house to solar last month.
 

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Didn't keep accurate records my setup costs but it was in the region of R15k.

I have however started keeping a record of any additional costs like the new pump and uv light for the tank. My net savings is probably around R25k.

That's very impressive then .. because the capital costs are the big ones, and mostly one off (at least for a period), and so your savings are much more sustainable, so your savings "add" to your monthly budget, so hope you're saving for replacement costs!
 

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That's very impressive then .. because the capital costs are the big ones, and mostly one off (at least for a period), and so your savings are much more sustainable, so your savings "add" to your monthly budget, so hope you're saving for replacement costs!
Savings over the last 2 years paid for some of my solar setup.

I just transfer the monthly savings over to a Tyme bank account every month to cover maintenance and upgrades.

Last month was my first solar month and my savings there was R1 600 for August which I've since put into a Tyme account.
 
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Savings over the last 2 years paid for some of my solar setup.

I just transfer the monthly savings over to a Tyme bank account every month to cover maintenance and upgrades.

Last month was my first solar month and my savings there was R1 600 for August which I've since put into a Tyme account.

Bravo.

Btw, there is a small chance that our dams (Steenbras) will be 100% full .. .. where do we put our desalination and acquifer pumping water ??
 

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Bravo.

Btw, there is a small chance that our dams (Steenbras) will be 100% full .. .. where do we put our desalination and acquifer pumping water ??
I have no idea what's happened to our desalination plants. Probably all been mothballed by now.
 

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Built in electric pressure switch on my pump seems to have given in. Bought it 18/08/2019 and paid R3 050.

As soon as the pump switches off, the pressure monitor drops to zero and turns the pump on again. Repeats this a few time every minute.

Back to municipal water for now until I can get it replaced in the morning hopefully under warrantee. Even if I have to pay for a new pump, its two months of CoCT water at my current usage.
 

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Built in electric pressure switch on my pump seems to have given in. Bought it 18/08/2019 and paid R3 050.

As soon as the pump switches off, the pressure monitor drops to zero and turns the pump on again. Repeats this a few time every minute.

Back to municipal water for now until I can get it replaced in the morning hopefully under warrantee. Even if I have to pay for a new pump, its two months of CoCT water at my current usage.
There should be a one way valve in there , something could keep it open
 

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There should be a one way valve in there , something could keep it open
If there is something keeping it open I don't think I would be able to get to it. The pressure switch is fully incorporated into the pump.
 

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I have a non return valve on the inlet to the pump from the water tank and the outlet tap is closed so there should not be any pressure being lost.

Don't think I'm going to attempt to open the pump to check the pressure switch. 20200916_074250.jpg
 

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Buy new pump , could use old one as a transfer pump or strip it see how it works.
 

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New pump is more heavy duty and rated at 0.75kw. Previous one was 0.5.

The change made a big difference to the water pressure. Will cost slightly more to run but electricity is off grid with my solar. Thirty minute shower and don't have to worry about CoCT water and electricity tariffs.

Might just flog the other pump for R2k of they replace it under warrantee or R1.5k if they refurbish it.
 

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New pump is more heavy duty and rated at 0.75kw. Previous one was 0.5.

The change made a big difference to the water pressure. Will cost slightly more to run but electricity is off grid with my solar. Thirty minute shower and don't have to worry about CoCT water and electricity tariffs.

Might just flog the other pump for R2k of they replace it under warrantee or R1.5k if they refurbish it.
That look like really nice pump
 
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