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    RE: Monitoring Well Riser Repair

    Posted in: Groundwater Forum

    The plumbing industry type internal PVC pipe cutters do leave shavings. We can supply an internal PVC pipe cutter which catches the shavings. contact us at our email or 509-624-6820, and I can get you the specifications sheet and price. I don't have...

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    RE: Monitoring Well Riser Repair

    Posted in: Groundwater Forum

    We have repaired many wells using an internal cutter and have not had an impact to the water quality, most of our wells are tested for petroleum hydrocarbon parameters. As far as preventing shavings from dropping down the well, consider inserting...

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    RE: Monitoring Well Riser Repair

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    I worried about this exact thing when I had to use an internal cutter. Not to worry, there is a REALLY simple solution. Cut a paper coffee cup down the side and across the bottom. Roll it into a smaller diameter and fit it into the well. It will...

  • Karl Mauch

    Monitoring Well Riser Repair

    Posted in: Groundwater Forum

    I have some quality monitoring wells with 2" SCH-40 PVC casing that need to be repaired. The repairs will involve using an internal PVC cutter to cut-down the riser. My first question is whether or not the shavings generated from cutting the PVC pipe...

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