Working On Tapping a Spring For Water and Van Work

Wednesday July 5, 2023 Guerneville CA.

Spring work parts

I got the parts together that I would need to tap the spring I’ve been working on. I use two inch PVC. An elbow and a green gutter downspout screen that fits the pipe elbow. I also use a stainless steel kitchen strainer. I used to use smaller pipe but I found it clogged a bit so switched to this larger size two inch pipe and don’t have any more clogging


I took the parts and rode on up to where the spring was and finished digging the ditch to put the outlet pipe in.

Forgot about this pipe

In the process, I uncovered an old pipe I’d forgotten I put in a long time ago that the slide covered up. I cut it to let the water out as it was full of flowing spring water. I’ll remove the other piece on the left tomorrow and make sure it is plugged up good. I put the two inch outlet pipe intake right below the pipe with the water flowing out of it.pipes


I got the outlet pipe installed. I still have to finish off the intake part to finish off this spring tap.outputpipe


But for now, it’s good enough for a good fresh cup of spring water.water


Van work

I was sitting around the yard this evening and decided I might as well drain the radiator fluid out of the van so I can remove the thermostat tomorrow, so I jacked it up to get the bucket under it and drained some fluid out of the radiator.vanwork


Nice day.

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9 Responses to Working On Tapping a Spring For Water and Van Work

  1. Gaelyn says:

    Will this spring water be directed anywhere?

    • Bob says:

      No. It’s for animals and birds and for people to get a drink of water. We have enough spring water to feed our houses.

  2. David says:

    As long as you’re removing the thermostat, you might to drop a new one in. Engine needs to maintain a constant factory temperature. No good to have engine run cooler.

  3. David Dorsett says:

    Ah, found your youtube video on Spring tapping, very nice.

    • Bob says:

      I’m working on another spring video of this spring tap. I’ve been taking video clips as I develop it and will put them all together for a video soon. You might have noticed I’m the only one that taps a spring using this method.

  4. David says:

    I would like to see the inlet too. I like the kitchen strainer idea. Simple and brilliant.

    • Bob says:

      I’ll give you the details soon. And yes, the kitchen strainer is a simple and brilliant idea and solves the problem of where to get an expensive stainless screen for very little cost.

  5. Nancy K says:

    I’m curious just how you make the inlet end. Is it just sitting in gravel? Is it covered with anything? Pretty cool to be able to get water like that.

    • Bob says:

      I use clay soil on the bottom and larger rocks on the top so the water can go through the cracks in the rocks. I’ll show you how and what when I finish it soon.

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