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#6345452 - 10/11/18 12:31 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: Lugnut]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7424
Loc: SEPA
Originally Posted By: Lugnut
I've been living on well-water all my life, sixty years. Never once treated the water with anything. Chlorine is poisonous you know...



But then I drank water out of the creek and hoses too.
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#6345466 - 10/11/18 12:48 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
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Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 5953
Loc: pa
HAHA, me too Lugnut!

Where i hunt, the CCC Camp guys built stone spring houses across the foot of the mountain, along the "fire trail" they built. I stop and drink outta them every year even if i'm not thirsty. lol

One time in W.V. i was dragging a deer out and came to a creek so i stopped to take a drink. After climbing back up the bank, i saw some guys from Fayette county that hunted where we do. The one was burning up and went for a drink.

When he came back up, he looked at me and asked how i knew the water was good that i drank from it. The look on his face when i told him i had no idea if it was safe was priceless!

Told him i was always told if it went across two stnes it was ok. Next morning at the parking area, i asked him if he shat himself yet, as i did? I got the same look again! lol.

Good fella's them guys were. his buddy even threw in a couple jabbs during this, knowing i was messing with him.

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#6345473 - 10/11/18 01:10 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 871
Loc: minn
well water around here generally has an off-odor to it, and people say that's just minerals in the water. whats causing the odor is usually the black bacteria that's growing in the well casing and pipes, and water lines through out the house. shock the well with bleach/chlorine and youll see, and smell, what comes out of those lines. I don't want to ingest that crap. some of it is harmless, and other is poisonous. theres a reason that city water wells are all chlorinated. fyi, my well is 110 feet deep.

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#6345509 - 10/11/18 03:26 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
scrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 81
Loc: PA
An update, Last night it ran clear for about 5 minutes then went back to orange. Today all orange. There is a fair sized dip in the line from the well to the cold water tank. Thinking maybe it's all built up in the line. Also, just to clarify, this is just used for showering and doing dishes and toilet, not for drinking. I was getting a brown coloration that why I used the bleach. Thanks for all the insight. Hoping it soon straightens up. Half afraid I'll turn orange using the shower, lol.
Mike

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#6345515 - 10/11/18 03:45 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 871
Loc: minn
if you turn orange, maybe you can run for president next term. no offense intended,,,im a trump supporter. just couldn't resist.

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#6345555 - 10/11/18 05:01 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 81
Loc: PA
Lol. that's funny, I am too,

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#6345589 - 10/11/18 06:15 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
adam m Offline
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Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 15306
Loc: nm
Orange water makes me think iron is problem. Pipes rusted?

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#6345668 - 10/11/18 08:28 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
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Registered: 04/05/11
Posts: 806
Loc: Minnesota
I agree with Adam, the orange water is just the bleach cleaning your pipes. The first time I used bleach in a former home it took quite a while to clean the pipes. The second time the orange water was substantially less.
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#6345709 - 10/11/18 09:58 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 1075
Loc: West Michigan
The water should have cleaned up a long time ago. Just let it run. As long as your well test ok, do not open it up to allow contamination into the system. The bleach you used from the store has a very low % of chlorine its around 2.5% - 5%.
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#6345899 - 10/12/18 09:16 AM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
Getting There Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 1075
Loc: West Michigan
How does the water look today?
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#6345908 - 10/12/18 09:41 AM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
Wright Brothers Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1799
Loc: Pa
Invite a couple women over for the weekend. Guaranteed to run a few thousand gallon through the system.
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#6345938 - 10/12/18 11:01 AM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
Fairchild #17 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 1055
Loc: Millville, Pennsylvania
I stopped using Chlorine entirely because wifey didn't like the smell for a few days.
I now use Hydrogen Peroxide. Just regular brown bottle 3%. I'll dump 6-7 quarts down the well cap and let it sit for an hour or two.
We normally have stinky water, but after I do this the water is totally odorless. The odor comes from sulfur, iron, and manganese reducing bacteria. The H3O3 kills the bacteria and breaks down to H2O and a single O. That extra Oxygen attaches to the gases produced by the bacteria and precipitates the minerals back into the water.

I've also been using a Calmat unit instead of a traditional water softener. It worked instantly and has been flawless. NO salt, no flushing, zero maintenance, and it keeps the minerals in the water (it just disallows them to form deposits).
Hard water deposits totally disappeared from appliances and dishes come out of the washing machine crystal clear. They used to be so cloudy from hard water that I had to scrub glasses with a steel wool pad to clean them up.
Highly recommend the Calmat unit.
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#6346087 - 10/12/18 03:16 PM Re: water well and bleach ? [Re: scrapper]
scrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 81
Loc: PA
Well , no pun intended, it' still colored. I should of said before but this is at a camp new to me. I shined a light down the well, and there is a 4" sewer and drain pipe liner in it down about 10' below the pitless adapter with a 1/2 hole drilled about every four feet. I'm thinking all this red stuff is trapped between the two pipes. Any suggestions other than keep on a flushing every day?

Fairchild, Never heard of a Calmat unit, I'll have to check into that, thanks

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