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Old January 3rd, 2016, 02:48 PM   #1
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I am house shopping. I want to end up on a couple acres of decently wooded land. I have found a few that are very attractive to my lady and I but upon her realization of them being on well water has her now ruling them out. A friend of hers is on well water and she says it stinks. My mother is on well water and it smells like rotten eggs. However my fathers last home was on well water and it smelled and tasted no different than my city water, and all they had was a softener.

I cannot be the only one with this dilemma, and she has said she would at least go look at a couple before 100% rules out anything on a well. However I am curious to the options if we find something that is a great fit but the water is an issue. I think her biggest concern is bathing in egg water.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 03:12 PM   #2
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We have an "iron curtain" . Our water is hard and the hot water always stunk. We now have zero complaints. Wife would never wash whites at home. Now she does without concern.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 03:12 PM   #3
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I am house shopping. I want to end up on a couple acres of decently wooded land. I have found a few that are very attractive to my lady and I but upon her realization of them being on well water has her now ruling them out. A friend of hers is on well water and she says it stinks. My mother is on well water and it smells like rotten eggs. However my fathers last home was on well water and it smelled and tasted no different than my city water, and all they had was a softener.

I cannot be the only one with this dilemma, and she has said she would at least go look at a couple before 100% rules out anything on a well. However I am curious to the options if we find something that is a great fit but the water is an issue. I think her biggest concern is bathing in egg water.
A lot of the time the water will only smell that way a second or two if it has not been used awhile. My well rarely smells like that, I do have a softener.

Anything out far enough to have land is likely going to be on a well. I dealt with this with my wife as she is a city girl. Even with our water tasting fine and almost never smelling she has it in her head it is awful. After almost 2 years of living here she has started buying water which pisses me off immensely.
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After almost 2 years of living here she has started buying water which pisses me off immensely.

1.Replace the bought water with well water.
2.Tell her she's been drinking well water after 6 months of use.
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Find less prissy lady. Problem solved.

I have been on well water nearly all of my life and prefer it over city water.
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Having a well makes you much less reliant on the local government. Ask the flint residents how they like their water. Nobody can really tamper with what's in your well water like they can with the city water system. They make plenty of options for softners and filtration.
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1.Replace the bought water with well water.
2.Tell her she's been drinking well water after 6 months of use.
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I have before... just to see. I did not tell her.
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find less prissy lady. Problem solved.

I have been on well water nearly all of my life and prefer it over city water.
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That rotten egg smell in some well water is sulpher. A good filter removes it.
My well has high iron content. We have an iron filter, UV filter in the line. From there it goes through a water softener. Drinking water goes through a reverse osmosis system to a water cooler. The whole shebang cost me about $3500 5 years ago. The UV light and RO filters get replaced about once a year, cost about $100 for them.....you can change them yourself.

My water tastes better than town water around here, they really chlorinate more than they have to
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If your hot water smells you can remove the zinc rod in the water heater too. That's what ours was.
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I like well water and Tab has a good point.
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Find less prissy lady. Problem solved.

I have been on well water nearly all of my life and prefer it over city water.
Bad water is bad water. My mothers water is undrinkable. She has it in her head that this is the way all well water is. She has grown up in chicago, at college, then hawaii followed by orlando. This isnt a "prissy" issue, its just what shes been exposed to.

I like the idea of not having flouride and chlorine in my water. I'd prefer to run it through a charcoal filter and call it good.
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That rotten egg smell in some well water is sulpher. A good filter removes it.
My well has high iron content. We have an iron filter, UV filter in the line. From there it goes through a water softener. Drinking water goes through a reverse osmosis system to a water cooler. The whole shebang cost me about $3500 5 years ago. The UV light and RO filters get replaced about once a year, cost about $100 for them.....you can change them yourself.

My water tastes better than town water around here, they really chlorinate more than they have to
This. I live where the ground water is some of the best H20 you will ever have. As for downstate you will need a good filter system and clean it a lot. If your mom thinks city water is good, look at the water situation in Flint.
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Whole house filter/softener,then RO filter system for kit(drinking,cooking,ice Mach) you will hate city water in no time,
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grew up, up north on well water and it was the best water I have ever had.

down here however, our well water has iron a bit of arsenic and stinks on occasion.

I am looking into filtration stuff myself. for now we drink bottled water.
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Living in the bush out here west of Chelsea the water is plain poor. After using a whole house filter for years and drinking bottled water I finally bit the bullet a couple years ago and got a system From Cribley in Dexter. http://www.cribley.com/products/cham...cts/#the-champ

For $3,800 I got a softener, iron filter and a reverse osmosis set up for drinking water, installed. Would have never believed our water could taste so good. No more iron stains, bottled water or changing whole house filters. Filters get changed on RO system every year. Wherever you live I think most good well drillers have similar products.
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You must be pretty close to me. And cribley replaced my well pump. May have to consider that.


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Old January 7th, 2016, 09:21 PM   #18
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I was just going to throw a carbon filter on the house after the softener and one of these on the drinking water spigots.
http://www.omnifilterstore.com/produ...asp?T1=OMN+CB3

My parents had real good luck with Omni filter over the years so I figured I would give this a shot.
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I grew up on well water, and it tasted great. Then again, one of the wells was ridiculously deep, and the water at that house tasted like fresh spring water. I would push to taste the water when looking. My wife doesn't like our city water, so IMO, there's no guarantee either way.
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We're on the other end of the spectrum U.P. here. Our well water is typically fantastic. I have nothing installed at my house filter-wise, and its as good or better than bottled water. At my office, we have 'city' water, township supplied. It had the egg stink to it, and mild hardness with some staining. I got a backwashing carbon filter installed 2 years ago, and it took away the egg stink. Evolve series, EVBF-1054, $1100 installed. The stink is taken away by the carbon filter, hardness would be taken away by the softener, different issues that (from what I was told) need different remedies. Didn't get the softener, as I stated the staining wasn't bad enough to justify, but that would have been another $1100.
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