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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6344765
10/10/18 05:58 PM
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8 drops of bleach purifies one gallon of water.There is roughly 456 drops in an ounce.456 divided by 8 = 57.One ounce of bleach will do 57 gallons of water.


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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: slowpoke] #6344777
10/10/18 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: slowpoke
If your wife's hair turns a different color when she showers, your in big trouble ...
Don't ask me how I know ..


LOL! A red or a blond take your pick. LOL

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6344923
10/10/18 10:49 PM
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Wouldn't you want to avoid flushing the chlorinated water into your private sewer?
Instead using the outside spigot with a garden hose?

I don't know maybe it's fine?

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: slowpoke] #6344950
10/10/18 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: slowpoke
If your wife's hair turns a different color when she showers, your in big trouble ...
Don't ask me how I know ..


Depends on how old she is. Some times the water has nothing to do with it. smile


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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6344952
10/10/18 11:28 PM
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4 days of flushing? I just bleached mine at the cabin last weekend. 1 gal bleach in well, run hose from spigot to well to mix, run faucets n flush toilet till you smell bleach. Stop, let sit 24 hours (or 12 hrs if time crunched), run hose down drive until bleach smell is gone, run taps till bleach smell is gone. My water stayed orange for 2 days of steady use. I would say to keep flushing. It will clear. Good luck n let us know.

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6344957
10/10/18 11:34 PM
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good point,,,some of the bleach water will go into your septic system, or through it. we dump the bleach down the well, then run each outside hydrant or spigot til we smell the bleach, and turn them off. then run each tap in the house til you smell it, and turn those off. now every line in the place is soaking with bleach. wait the suggested time to let it soak. next run the hydrants/spigots til the bleach smell is gone. (this will dump most of the bleach water out onto the ground and keep it out of your septic tank.) this should flush out the lines from the house to the well. last thing run each indoor tap til the smell is gone, and your lines will be clean. bypass the water heater/conditioner if you can. lots of gunk, black bacteria and rust will come through the lines, and out the indoor faucets, so maybe remove the aerator screens from the indoor taps.

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6344965
10/10/18 11:44 PM
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I don't think that flushing the toilet and running water to get rid of excessive bleach is a good idea if your on a well. Chances are you're also on a septic system and the bacteria necessary to make your septic operate properly will be severely disrupted. If you're not on a septic system you're OK. Sorry to be redundant, I was typing while the above was being entered.

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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6344980
10/11/18 12:07 AM
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Good points. I considered the septic system, but wanted to be sure all lines got as least some bleach so I flushed the toilet about half a dozen times until I smelled bleach in the tank. This is 3rd yr. I've done this. I do get my system pumped and lines jetted every other yr. Seems 300 bucks is good insurance for this service. No problems yet. Fingers crossed. Sorry, not wanting to hijack thread. Does the original poster have a septic system along with a well?

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345004
10/11/18 12:37 AM
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Do all wells contain bacteria?,..I ask this because there has been decades upon decades of well water serving its purpose
of providing drinkable water?,at least we assume that.

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345016
10/11/18 12:53 AM
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No, some are fine. But thereís no way to tell except to test the water, or getting sick. Mine has always seemed fine, but has failed the two times Iíve tested it.

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345020
10/11/18 01:02 AM
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How many of you'all draw from Ag areas?

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345274
10/11/18 12:46 PM
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What were you trying to accomplish with the bleach?


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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345289
10/11/18 01:00 PM
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Bleach is used to kill harmful bacteria, basically treating the water similar to city/county water. SOP for those with wells or cisterns.

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345313
10/11/18 01:38 PM
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Might be SOP for some but certainly not all. I have had well water all of my 70+ years and have never treated one.


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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345378
10/11/18 03:15 PM
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It's SOP whether you do it or not. It's how contaminated wells and cisterns are treated.
BTW, how often do you test your water? I've never had any health issues either, but both times I've tested my water, it has show harmful bacteria levels. Its one of those things that's not a problem, until it is. Personally, I've decided to prevent a problem rather than wait for one to happen.

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345411
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The very first thing I would do is have my well tested, go to your local health dept. and get a test bottle BE VERY careful when pulling the sample, the #1 reason water sample fail is because the sample was not taken properly. The cost is cheap. Ask for a fecal coliform test bottle. Once you open your well the well should be treated. You can save yourself a lot of work and problem by just testing the water. You local health dept. will be glad to help. Not sure the cost of have the sample tested, I think it is less that $20.00 dollars.


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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345415
10/11/18 04:14 PM
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Keep it simple


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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345430
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The only place i ever heard of doing this was on here. Have never heard of anyone doing it around here.

Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: west river rogue] #6345431
10/11/18 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: west river rogue
ive done it for 35 yrs..it will be fine....mine is 160 ft and i dumped 1.25 in it,,,3 days or so of using it...run bathtub full etc.....it will be fine


I do mine every spring. Full gallon and flush. Never had any problems.


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Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper] #6345451
10/11/18 05:30 PM
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I've been living on well-water all my life, sixty years. Never once treated the water with anything. Chlorine is poisonous you know...


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