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xx   WATER

Advice on plugging both drilled and dug wells.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 15

A description of how a Nebraska man dug his own well for his garden. Includes tips on how to purify water for household use.
COUNTRYSIDE Dec 1978 (v.62#12) pg. 30

How to winterize a spring so it won't freeze over.
COUNTRYSIDE Nov 1979 (v.63#11) pg. 42

How to pressurize a "waterlogged" water supply tank in those houses equipped with a well and water pump.
COUNTRYSIDE Jun 1982 (v.66#6) pg. 51

How to install a spring-fed water system.
COUNTRYSIDE Aug 1984 (v.68#8) pg. 21

How to hand drive a shallow water well.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.78#4) pg. 34

How to drill a 50-ft. well using water to "wash" the well down. Est. cost: $50.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.78#6) pg. 68

Make your own well screens from PVC pipe.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.79#2) pg. 71

Special section on home water supply. Articles includes (1)tips on saving water, (2) a description of hand-operated displacement pumps and continuous belt bucket pumps, (3) converting an electric pump so it can be powered by a gasoline engine, (4) troubleshooting a hand pump, (5) the pros and cons of softening water, (6) a "bucket" for drawing water from a drilled well during a prolonged power outage, and (7) the advantages of using a suds-saver washer.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.80#4) pg. 52

How to have inside plumbing without electric power. This system relies on water storage tank in the attic which is filled using a battery-powered pump.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.80#5) pg. 52

Tips on what to do when your water supply is disrupted.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.81#1) pg. 36

Water on the homestead. A special section. (1) How to dig a well. (2) Rainwater collection ideas. (3) Storing water in a cistern. (4) Water pumping ideas. (5) Filtering water. (6) Make a well bucket to get water when the power is off. (7) Make a hand pump. (8) How to purify water in an emergency. (9) Solar stills. (10) Using grey water in the garden.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.83#1) pg. 34

Diagram of a well sweep for a 1700's vintage house.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1982 (v.13#1) pg. 6

Tips on sinking a well within a city as a solution to higher water costs and restricted water use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #93 Aug 1966 (v.16#4) pg. 35

How a home plumbing system works. Water supply system, drain-waste-vent system, and private water supply systems described.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #189 Apr 1978 (v.28#4) pg. 56

Locating and correcting the cause of low water pressure inside your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 11

Tip on determining the need for installing a pump to boost water pressure inside your house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 9

How water, electricity and natural gas are piped into your home. Location of pipes, cutoff valves, meters, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 20

Three types of water supply systems described. (1) Private well. (2) Small-town groundwater system. (3) Large-city surface water system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 93

Tips on improving water pressure on the second floor of a house supplied by a well and pump.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 18
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #107 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 20

Tip on eliminating vibrations caused by the installation of a pressure-reducing valve on the incoming water supply line.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #111 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 20
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 8

How to install a water pressure regulator to lower excessive city water pressure.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 48

How to remedy common problems in private water systems. How to fix a tank leak, how to correct waterlogging, and what to do if the pressure drops.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1979 (v.3#9) pg. 10

Shocking a well. Using a superchlorination process to disinfect a house's water system.
HARROWSMITH #114 Mar 1994 (v.18#6) pg. 87

To fetch a pail of water. A homeowner's guide to wells, springs and cisterns.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #122 May-Jun 1995 (v.20) pg. 65

Professional advice on drilling for water.
HOME MECHANIX #727 Nov 1988 (v.84) pg. 16

How to protect your house water supply from experiencing negative pressure caused by an interruption of your outside water service.
HOME MECHANIX #763 Mar 1992 (v.88) pg. 82

Replacing an aging water-service line.
HOME MECHANIX #794 Apr 1995 (v.91) pg. 8

How to avoid contaminating your water supply when you need to turn off the main valve to fix a leak or do repairs.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.11#7) pg. 50

Healthy wells. Tips on taking care of an independent water system. Includes tips on raising the water quality.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1989 (v.14#5) pg. 46
Correction HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 5

First of a three-part series on wells, pumps, and managing water quality. Covers information you need to know about your well and a description of how wells are drilled.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 92

Part 2 in a series on managing your own water supply. What you should know about pumps and water systems.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 55

How to shut off the water. How to locate the main water supply shut-off and tips on how to drain the water supply system.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 11

How to cure a water-logged well water pressure tank.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 88

Tip: How to replace the rusted-out bottom of an antique deep-well water storage tank.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 92

How to measure and adjust the water pressure within your house.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1983 (v.8#3) pg. 69

Tips on locating places in a well-water system where iron and other minerals may have caused a build-up resulting in reduced pressure and water flow.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #650 Jul 1982 (v.78) pg. 92

You can drive your own water well.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #4 Jul 1970 pg. 34

Understanding the basics for developing a dependable water supply system. Part of the Owner-built Home & Homestead series.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #11 Sep 1971 pg. 97

Sight gauge to determine the amount of water in an elevated tank relies on a simple technique to measure water pressure.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #40 Jul 1976 pg. 50

Fetch water from a deep well without a pump. This special well bucket has a valve built into the bottom which opens up when the bucket hits water and closes up when the bucket is raised.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #40 Jul 1976 pg. 98

Build a water watcher, a remote sensor for a water system.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 134

How to get started in a well drilling business.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 74

How to hand dig a shallow well, line it with 55-gallon drums and install a hand pump.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 124

How to prevent surface-water contamination from entering your well.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 130

A well-drilling primer. Includes tips on hiring a well driller and drilling your own well.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #89 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 74

Tips on capping a spring.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #93 May-Jun 1985 pg. 88

A customer's primer on well drilling. How to get the most for the money from a professional driller.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #100 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 48

Understanding rural water sytems and the steps you can take to keep them properly maintained. Looks at well, pump, hydropneumatic tank, etc.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #107 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 76

Country water. How to make sure the land you're about to buy isn't a "water wasteland". Looks at water sources, well drilling, water quality, etc.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #118 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 92
Added Info MOTHER EARTH NEWS #121 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 12

The secrets of low-tech plumbing. A guide to low-cost, low-impact, low-energy rain catchments and cisterns, water rams and solar pumps. Includes advice on tapping natural bodies of water.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #150 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 34

SPECIAL REPORT: Your healthy home. How to improve air and water quality. Includes a guide to nontoxic home maintenance, building a safe home from the ground up, and water treatments.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 43

How to hand dig a shallow well with an earth auger. Includes information on casing the well and installing a small 1/2-hp pump.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1977 (v.24#7) pg. 81

A look at the installation of a hand-pumped water system.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1978 (v.25#3) pg. 138

Preventing backflow of impure water into the household system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 160

How to drive your own well to a depth of 40 feet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1970 (v.133#4) pg. 189

How to troubleshoot a water well. Looks at pumps, pressure tank, switches, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1989 (v.166#9) pg. 83

A look at the possible sources of backflow that can contaminate a water system and how to prevent it.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1974 (v.205#6) pg. 104

All about water wells. Where well water comes from. Parts of a well. Waterlogged pressure tank. Dowsing.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.2#4) pg. 52

Backflow contamination. Some of the most common cross connections and how to avoid them.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.4#3) pg. 24

Instructions and tips for drilling your own water well.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.37#6) pg. 35

How to improve water quality in your home.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1970 (v.41#5) pg. 98

Tip on replacing a water service line with either copper or polybutylene (PB) pipe. How to lay the line to resist breaks or ruptures during soil movement caused by temperature and moisture changes.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1990 (v.46#4) pg. 7
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 4