Category: Water

Water on Bly Mountain – What You Need to Know

So you’re thinking about buying land on Bly Mountain but you’re nervous about how much it might cost to have a well drilled. You may even be worried about whether you’ll even find water on the land you want to buy. In this article, I’ll be telling you a little about the water situation on the mountain. Depending on who you talk to, you’ll get different information regarding this matter. That is why I’m going to show you how you can do a bit of your own research to see how deep or shallow the wells actually are in this…

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Is Micro Hydro Power Generation Practical For Residential Use?

A few lucky souls out there enjoy the luxury of living close enough to a water source that they can make use of micro hydro power. You might actually fall into this category without even realizing it. Micro Hydropower Systems Definition Any power generation system on a small scale is known as “micro hydro”. These systems are typically used to provide power to small villages or individual home owners. It’s been said that systems that generate less than 100 kilowatts of electricity fall into this category. Components of a Microhydro System There are three main components of this type of…

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Got Frozen Pipes? What To Do To Get Water Flowing Again!

One of the biggest challenges that we face in the winter at our little mountain abode is dealing with frozen water pipes. Our cabin is constructed very similar to an RV in terms of how the plumbing is run. If we don’t pay very close attention to the temperatures, we have learned that we’ll wake up to the unpleasant chore of thawing frozen pipes. Our plumbing is comprised of what I believe is called PEX tubing. The pipes are made of a flexible plastic material which is really easy to work with but it comes with its own set of…

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