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Re: New water hole

Post by Nesikep » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:06 pm

a trench that doesn't cave in when you dig
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Re: New water hole

Post by MtnCows93 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:50 pm

thats a nice pond and all but wouldnt it have been cheaper to just drill a well

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Re: New water hole

Post by Silver » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:27 pm

MtnCows93 wrote:thats a nice pond and all but wouldnt it have been cheaper to just drill a well


First you’d need to have an aquifer to drill into. We don’t. If we did have an aquifer, it would cost over $10,000 to put one in including a pump for 200 feet of cased well. I think we used about 600 gallons of diesel fuel to dig this, so we are miles ahead in terms of cost.

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Re: New water hole

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:21 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:What is a "non-sluffing trench?


One that doesn't collapse in on itself because of the water content in the soil.

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Re: New water hole

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:23 am

Silver are you putting any fish in that pond?

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Re: New water hole

Post by Silver » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:54 am

NonTypicalCPA wrote:Silver are you putting any fish in that pond?



Haven't given it much thought yet. I'd have to look into aerating equipment and such though, and that would mean more solar panels or a wind mill.... Too much to think hard about for this year.

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Re: New water hole

Post by Gators Rule » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:45 am

greybeard wrote:dugout........ we call that kind of pond a 'tank' here..
You have a great looking place Silver, albeit cold looking in that particular photo. nice cattle as well.


we call that kind of pond a "pond" here... :mrgreen:
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Re: New water hole

Post by greybeard » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:01 pm

it would cost over $10,000 to put one in including a pump for 200 feet of cased well

Pretty high well cost up there compared to here. I have one right at 200 feet that was turnkey including submersible pump for about $5200. I guess being out in the boonies as far as you are, sometimes comes with a price.

I looked into windmills several years ago...them things ain't cheap!! and you still have to have the well drilled.
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Re: New water hole

Post by MtnCows93 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:45 pm

Silver wrote:
MtnCows93 wrote:thats a nice pond and all but wouldnt it have been cheaper to just drill a well


First you’d need to have an aquifer to drill into. We don’t. If we did have an aquifer, it would cost over $10,000 to put one in including a pump for 200 feet of cased well. I think we used about 600 gallons of diesel fuel to dig this, so we are miles ahead in terms of cost.

ok that makes sence, where im from you can drill a 100' well and you got all the water youll ever need

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Re: New water hole

Post by Silver » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:39 pm

MtnCows93 wrote:
Silver wrote:
MtnCows93 wrote:thats a nice pond and all but wouldnt it have been cheaper to just drill a well


First you’d need to have an aquifer to drill into. We don’t. If we did have an aquifer, it would cost over $10,000 to put one in including a pump for 200 feet of cased well. I think we used about 600 gallons of diesel fuel to dig this, so we are miles ahead in terms of cost.

ok that makes sence, where im from you can drill a 100' well and you got all the water youll ever need


That would would be wonderful, I can't imagine.

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Re: New water hole

Post by skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:50 am

Silver wrote:
MtnCows93 wrote:
Silver wrote:
First you’d need to have an aquifer to drill into. We don’t. If we did have an aquifer, it would cost over $10,000 to put one in including a pump for 200 feet of cased well. I think we used about 600 gallons of diesel fuel to dig this, so we are miles ahead in terms of cost.

ok that makes sence, where im from you can drill a 100' well and you got all the water youll ever need


That would would be wonderful, I can't imagine.


Looks good silver... I would just put fish in it though :lol: Yea same here about the 100' well
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Re: New water hole

Post by Silver » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:32 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
Silver wrote:
MtnCows93 wrote:ok that makes sence, where im from you can drill a 100' well and you got all the water youll ever need


That would would be wonderful, I can't imagine.


Looks good silver... I would just put fish in it though :lol: Yea same here about the 100' well


One thing about the fish.... I'd want to wait until spring to see how much water is left after a winter of use. If the cows empty it over the winter then stocking fish becomes a bad idea.

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Re: New water hole

Post by skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:37 pm

Silver wrote:
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That would would be wonderful, I can't imagine.


Looks good silver... I would just put fish in it though :lol: Yea same here about the 100' well


One thing about the fish.... I'd want to wait until spring to see how much water is left after a winter of use. If the cows empty it over the winter then stocking fish becomes a bad idea.


Not really ... If you like sardines you will have a good supply and be able to catch them easily :lol:
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Re: New water hole

Post by Silver » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:44 am

Thought I'd take a little video of the trough in action this morning while it was -21C (about -6F


[youtube]https://youtu.be/eBQNKZ6ZbzI[/youtube]

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Re: New water hole

Post by Nesikep » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:35 pm

nice.. looks like it works well!

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