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Old July 30th, 2014, 06:56 PM
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At work we need to set 3 - 2' culverts on end 8' in the ground in a very well area. What would be the best way to seal the end to keep water out ? This will be used to put dry well pumps in to.
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I would weld to the clean factory edge steel to it. Now I would be very carful as far as ventilation when welding Galvanized. You can get a brush on coating to mimic the galvanized its applied cold.

Help me out what is a dry well and why does it need a pump?
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I was wondering the same Haynes
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Dont weld galvanized without a proper respirator. It can make you very sick. Zink melts around 900 degrees and turns into vapor around 1600 degrees and the metal under the zink coating melts around 2700 degrees. When welding it it turns the zink into zink oxide and it will make you sick for a couple days. No long term effects but you will end up with symptoms similar to a flu virus. Having windows or doors open or welding it outside is no guarantee you wont inhale the vapors. In welding your face is hanging right over or very near to the weld, to close without a respirator on.
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And if you do get sick drink cream.
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And if you do get sick drink cream.
Your not saying Genny Cream Ale are you
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3rdgen, welding galvanized metal can more than make you sick. A local man, years ago, became disabled and eventually died from welding galvanize.

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A dry well application uses a wet well where the water comes into and a dry well where the pumps are located. The water is piped to the pumps in the dry well and piped out, no liquid exposed. This allows you to use any type of pump instead of a submersible.
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Using safe welding methods I would still have a cap/floor welded onto the Culvert because you don't want water seeping into the pit. Have you also looked into the corrugated poly ones or cement.
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I would consider corregated poly or cement to combat the "floatation" effect, especially in spring, when ground is generally soaked. Wouldn't want to arrive some morning and find it sticking out of the ground!



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