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Bjelland

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Monday, August 2nd 2010, 4:09pm

Problems with filters for well

I have been looking at past posts and couldnt find anything quite like my problem. I have a well that i only plan to use for watering. I dont have a pressure tank and i turn on the well by flipping a breaker by the well. I have 3 hydrants in my yard. my problem is that my well pumps a lot of sand. i bought a cheap filtering system to put off the end of the hydrant, which i could then hook up a hose to. The 80 mesh screen that i have doesnt stop hardly any of the sand coming through, so i was wondering a few things. First, where can i buy a better system for this. Second, how fine of a screen should i go. Thanks for the help.

Wet_Boots

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Monday, August 2nd 2010, 4:20pm

What's wrong with 80-mesh sand? You can buy a so-called Sand Separator strainer, that will collect a fair amount of sand before you have to drain the collection portion of the assembly. They come in various mesh sizes, including 80 mesh.

Bjelland

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Monday, August 2nd 2010, 4:42pm

i need a screen that is for finer sand. i put a sprinkler off the 80 mesh screen and it plugged up the sprinkler. so i was wondering how fine should i go so i wont have that problem?

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Monday, August 2nd 2010, 5:12pm


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