Galvanized Pipe

I got a call from my friend out on the Texas Blackland Prairie, who’s water supply is a utility district.

The water pressure was quite low so we started digging.

The brass water meter and valve were fine, but galvanized nipples were used to connect between the valve and 500 feet of PVC pipe.

The degree of corrosion is a bit alarming, as the system is only six or seven years old.

Cost of  3/4″ x 6″ galvanized nipple:       $3.26
Cost of  3/4″ x 6″ stainless steel nipple:   $3.69

We have most stainless steel fittings between 1/2″ and 2″ in stock..

Thanks for your interest,
Terry Raines    512-466-4319

By |2020-02-02T19:12:17+00:00 28, May 2018|News|

Walrus Pump Install

Greetings Water Users,

We are pleased to share this photo of a new Walrus pump install.

The water source is a 3000 gal tank, filled with drinking water via truck delivery.
For that reason, only one 20 micron filter is required.

All fittings are stainless steel, so there is no worry of lead, copper, or vinyl chloride contamination,
and the SS Flexible Connectors allow for quick changes or upgrades.

Please see this pump and other items on our website:

Sincerely yours,
Terry Raines    512-466-4319

By |2020-02-02T19:12:40+00:00 19, May 2018|News|

New HDPE Piping & Filters

Greetings RW Harvesters,

Back in the ’80s, copper was a wonderful invention, and on my new homestead I ran 530 feet of 1″ copper from the well to the house.

The well water contains only 300 ppm of dissolved solids/limestone and tastes good.
But I had it tested last August, and it contains  0.117 mg/L of copper.
This is well below the EPA Primary Drinking Water Standards of 1.3 mg/L, but I don’t think our drinking water should contain any copper.

So I rented a rocksaw and started trenching. The new run is a little over 400 feet and goes directly to the house, with a tee off to the workshop and rainwater tank.
I used 1-1/4″ HD Polyethylene pipe with compression fittings.

As you see in the photo below, I also added a new filter system, that is all stainless steel.
The Polypipe comes in at the upper right, and leads the water through the filters, and up to the UV unit,
which is used for rainwater but not for the well water.

The 1-1/4″ poly pipe costs 72 cents per foot,
and the two filter units with stainless steel fittings costs $165
We stock all of these items.

Any Questions,
Terry Raines   512-466-4319

By |2020-02-02T19:13:49+00:00 18, March 2018|News|
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