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    Water Bore holes

    Anbody have any idea of price of sinking a bore hole for water do they charge by the meter? Does the water have to be treated or is it ok for showering etc,Normally do they supply the pump ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by banboy
    Normally do they supply the pump ?
    You gotta be kidding me. Not only on the part above. good luck though

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    80,000 Baht in Chonburi for 49 metres deep including submersible pump - not made in China.

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    ^Must have been hard drilling or expensive pump, normally around 900baht per meter.

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    We pay 1000 baht per metre here but only if they hit water.
    Bore liner, pipework, pump, electrics are extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banboy View Post
    Anbody have any idea of price of sinking a bore hole for water do they charge by the meter? Does the water have to be treated or is it ok for showering etc,Normally do they supply the pump ?
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    May well depend on where you live.
    Good to get more than one quote.

    My GF had a deep bore made up at Isan, quotation at 30k including pump, installation and a small drinking water filter - but only to be paid if they hit water and they would only try 2 times. Lucky, they hit good water 2nd time.

    You may need the water to be tested, to know what kind of filtration needed (if any) in your area/bore.
    Normally you may need the following in line:
    1) Dirt/Sediment filter, 10 micron (evt. 5 micron, depending of your water). This filter may need cleaning/change every 2 weeks.
    2) Manganese (sand) filer (evt. Anthracite/Manganese, there can be 2 components in the same filter).
    3) Carbon filter.
    4) Post Carbon Sediment filter (typically 5 micron).

    Filter 2+3 needs to be backwashed every2-4 weeks. If well taken care of (backwash), the Manganese/Carbon will last about 2-3 years.

    Depending of your water consumption, filter 2+3 may be between 15 and 50 ltr. Sediment filters are quite small, typically with a 10" filer-cartridge.
    Filter 2+3 may be only 1 filter, with half Manganese and half Carbon.
    In addition you can install an extra Resin filter (softening the water and remove some chemicals).

    HomePro (or semilar) may have a leaflet from Mazuma, with diagram and specifications.

    The water quality will be good enough for domestic use, but NOT guaranteed safe drinking water quality. You may combine with small drinking water filter set(s), best with UV-lamp to kill (all) bacteria or Cheramic-filter, which takes out some 99% common bacteria/virus.

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    Had a well done 6 months ago and it was 30k all in. I even got a bigger pump than I needed, but I go by bigger is better. Lots of water pressure all the time and much cleaner water than what to local pipes deliver. It will depend on where you are, how deep you have to go and what kind of water quality you have locally. You should be able to find a neighbor that has dug a hole as well and they can give you an idea of how deep and the quality of the water. We used the same guy that dug most of the wells around us, so he knew what needed to be done and where to drill. Took a few days, but well worth it.

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    Forgot to add that the water was for showers only and not to drink or cook with. Personally, I don't think most filters can remove all the bacteria or impurities unless it is an industrial grade filter. We have always used bottled water for cooking and drinking, also bathing the baby. Maybe overkill since the locals seem to do OK, but would rather not take the chance.

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    We put in a new bore for the new house a few months ago and it cost B16,000 for drilling, pump and installation. They drilled 35m to get to the water, they talked about 70 "sawk" which I found out later is quarterof a wah or approximately 0.5m. Anyway the water here is good quality, my opinion, as we have never had it tested. We use it for everything ecept cooking and drinking for which we use rain water. I use it for cleaning my teeth so I reckon I do drink some of it and have not had a problem. We are in Buriram,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai
    sawk
    An old Thai measure term. The distance between tip of elbow and finger tips. A bit like a fathom.

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    This is an interesting thread as one of my next projects will be drilling for "clean" water for drinking, shower/bathtub etc at our "Ban Sabai Sabai" in the Isaan village. Problem (in my mind) is the wastewater etc from kitchen and toilet goes down directly out in the two big "tanks" with no bottom - how does that "fluid" inflict with a drilling 10 mtr's away?
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    90.000 Baht 1 year ago in Pattaya including 1 Hp Franklin pump.They went down about 40 meters but the water is good quality.Have had it tested at Masterpure company and they said I would not need a filter,which is advise against their business.They can not test for bacteria or chemicals tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    An old Thai measure term. The distance between tip of elbow and finger tips. A bit like a fathom.
    Sorry to contradict but the elbow /fingertip length is a cubit - like what Mr Noah built the ark with !

    A fathom is a seagoing expression ( and an old English tin mining term ) and it is six feet .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Sorry to contradict but the elbow /fingertip length is a cubit
    It is. A Sawg in Thai.


    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    A fathom is a seagoing expression ( and an old English tin mining term ) and it is six feet
    Knew that too. Another body length measurement. The length of an arm span.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jks View Post
    This is an interesting thread as one of my next projects will be drilling for "clean" water for drinking, shower/bathtub etc at our "Ban Sabai Sabai" in the Isaan village. Problem (in my mind) is the wastewater etc from kitchen and toilet goes down directly out in the two big "tanks" with no bottom - how does that "fluid" inflict with a drilling 10 mtr's away?
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    how the two "fluids interact depends on the geological structure of the ground. What you normally have to do to get good water is drill through at least 1 impervious layer of rock/clay and then into the lower ground water. The "fliuds" from your septic tanks soaks down to this impervious layer and then runs along it until such time as it finds a pathway through to the lower water. By that time it normally has been filtered by its passage so that it is now "good" clean water. I'm not sure whether it was on this forum or on TV that I posted a link to a very good reference in regard to locating bores/wells in relation to septic tanks and leach drains. It should be remembered that if you dig a well then you do not normally go through the impervious layer and therefore have a greater chance of the "fluids" from your or your neighbours septic system entering your well water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khun Per
    My GF had a deep bore made up at Isan, quotation at 30k including pump
    Same here 30K with pump, and if they dont find water you dont pay.

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