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    I'm used to seeing the water storage tank for a well in a residence placed in the interior of a home in a basement. I found one on the exterior inside of a six foot deep underground compartment. From there it fed water to the interior of the home. Been that way "forever". I thought that freezing would be a problem, but perhaps the underground compartment insulates the tank from this. Any problems with this configuration? Thanks to all who respod

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    Default Re: Well system storage tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell Chiger View Post
    I'm used to seeing the water storage tank for a well in a residence placed in the interior of a home in a basement. I found one on the exterior inside of a six foot deep underground compartment. From there it fed water to the interior of the home. Been that way "forever". I thought that freezing would be a problem, but perhaps the underground compartment insulates the tank from this. Any problems with this configuration? Thanks to all who respod
    Grew up in northern Michigan (LP) where there is nearly always a week of sub-zero weather during the winter. I have seen wells in a pit, as you describe, protected by a 70 watt bulb.

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    Default Re: Well system storage tank

    Not a problem.

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    Default Re: Well system storage tank

    In NC the top of the well casing has to be 12" above ground to keep surface water out of the well so if the well was in the pit also it would be a problem in NC....not sure about where you are.


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    Default Re: Well system storage tank

    The lid should be weather tight and insulated.
    As noted by Vern, a light bulb or infraread bulb is used if there is concern of freezing.

    Another factor which can affect the pit is the depth. Shallow pits will freeze sooner than deeper pits.

    Cold air is heavy and will fall into pit, that is why a good lid is important.


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    Thank you, gentlemen. Appreciate your replies.


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