Private natural gas well
Marti

Dallas, TX

#427 Oct 26, 2009
I'm looking for a good photo of a working private gas well with tank next to it. If anyone has one I'd like, please let me know
thanks
marti
chris

United States

#428 Oct 31, 2009
I am in southern IN and a few miles away they have supposably hit a very large gas reserve and I would like to know about getting a well drilled for private use or if feasable maybe leasing the ground for a well if I can get free gas from the well

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guest

Canada

#429 Nov 21, 2009
MJS wrote:
Hey Aaron, my natural gas regulator has frozen. It's fed from a private gas well. I'm trying to thaw it and make sure it doesn't freeze again. Any ideas? Thanks, MJ
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Woo

Canada

#430 Nov 22, 2009
Where to buy the gas water pump for gas well?
My well is 800 feet deep.
Mary Zalba

Wickliffe, OH

#431 Dec 5, 2009
I am thinking about buying a house with a gas well.
Is it dangerous? Is it really free? Is there maintance involved? I appreciate any information.

Thanks,Mary
Bill

Galena, OH

#432 Dec 6, 2009
Mary Zalba wrote:
I am thinking about buying a house with a gas well.
Is it dangerous? Is it really free? Is there maintance involved? I appreciate any information.
Thanks,Mary
It is really free. If the well is under production with a company, probably the lease has a yearly limit. If you go over the limit you are charged whatever the rate is in the nearest city for the amount you went over. If it is a domestic well you can use as much as you wish.If it is a domestic well make sure you get the well transferred into your name. This is something that is usually overlooked because wells are considered personal property rather than real estate. You can get more information on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.They are not dangerous if treated with respect when working with them.Pressure can get pretty high and you have to use sense when working with pipes and valves, as far as the homeowner is concerned heating the house is not dangerous.If you are in Wicklife , probably the well is in our area if you have any questions contact me. Make sure you get the mineral rights.
Bryan PA

United States

#433 Dec 16, 2009
we just bought a well in pa.. house is running on it, but what do I need to capture it into Liquid form for powering vehicles? also interested in running a generator or turbine..

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Since: Jan 08

Beachwood, OH

#434 Dec 17, 2009
I looked into that a couple of years ago. I don't believe there is a liquid natural gas (LNG) vehicle available. Honda sells a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, the GX, and recommends the "Phill CNG refueling appliance" for home refueling. It's a compressor designed to compress the gas directly into your cars high pressure tank. The only problem is that Phill is NOT recommended for well gas use due to the impurities present. As well "city" gas is formulated for specific combustion properties that burn within the parameters which certain modern devices require. I know my stove and hot water heater burn okay but would I risk toasting a 20k car? You can have your well gas tested to see if it is okay for your intended use. Well gas is often corrosive and may burn hotter as well.

The other option that I discovered is Phill's big brother. These compressors are designed for well gas but are much more expensive.To store CNG requires high pressure tanks and dryers. There would be a bit of engineering involved in setting up your own compression, storage and pumping station. It would be interesting to figure out if and when it would ever become profitable.

Best wishes,

Steve
Amos

Bucyrus, OH

#436 Dec 17, 2009
I'm getting ready to build a new house and want to know how to find out if there is gas on the property for residential use. I live in southeastern Ohio where there is alot of natural gas. If anyone has any helpful info I would be very grateful. You can E-mail me @ ajkjtj@yahoo.com
Ben

Fort Collins, CO

#437 Dec 28, 2009
Hi,

Did you still need help with your well?

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KimmiJo wrote:
I was told that my property sat over the biggest natural gas vein in southern Ohio, but I'm as dumb as a bag of hammers when it comes to that sort of stuff. I do know that the neighbors a mile or 2 down the road have a well also. The company that drilled the well went out of business shortly after they finished on my property. Im NOT interested in selling but might be interested in leasing or at least getting the gas hooked up to the house I plan on building there. I am SO open for suggestions.....HELP!!

Since: Jan 10

United States

#438 Jan 5, 2010
William wrote:
I have a private gas well on my farm. I was drilling for water about 30 years ago, hit gas and have been runing my house on it since.
William
We are looking to tap into a natural gas well for the first time. Is there a web link explaining the procedures for acquiring this gas for home use? Thanks
Michael

Denver, CO

#439 Jan 6, 2010
Hi,

Interesting topic! My great-grandfather's homestead in the extreme NW corner of North Dakota has natural gas on it, and we (the family) still own the entire farm and all mineral rights. There's a 4-6 acre pond on it and it has gas bubbling up in it. Every time they'd stock fish in it, they'd die over winter due to gas being trapped under the ice. The place is abandoned but I'd love to find a way to capture this gas and compress it and once or twice a year or so bring a truck up and have my own tank. If it filled more frequently, we have other family in the area.

Can anyone direct me to a source of info to make this happen, please?

Thank-you;

itconsultant1996 at g mail dot com

I don't think we're going to make money on this, but I'd like to know if there's a way to

Since: Jan 08

Youngstown, OH

#440 Jan 9, 2010
LWolsiffer: I think that if you read back through this forum a lot of your questions will have already been answered. Using gas for home use is not a lot different than connecting to city gas. One difference is getting the pressure reduced correctly from the well which will take stepping down the pressure with various regulators. An experienced gas pipe plumber/tech would know what to do. I also have a water separator on my well because I had problems with my regulator freezing. I do not know of a single informative web site that cookbooks the process for you. Let us know if you find something like that.
Katie

Marshallville, OH

#441 Jan 13, 2010
Is it possible for the Little Joe regulator to periodically freeze-up when the outdoor temperature nears 32 degrees after outdoor temps have been colder during a long time? Every winter when the outdoor temperature nears 32 degrees the pressure drops and causes the regulator by the house to shut off the flow of gas. This regulator has a heat tape and house insulation wrapped all around it plus covered with bales of straw but it still will cut-off when the temps reach near freezing. There is no problem when the temps fall into the 20's or lower (thank goodness.) There is a Little Joe regulator attached to the well head line then a smaller line from it is attached to a metal cone-shaped water separator then this is attached to a meter which then connects to an underground plastic line for 150 feet then is attached to the house regulator and then to the house line. When I vent the separator no water comes out but when the 'gas is out' the gas coming out of the separator decreases instead of remaining under constant pressure. So I am under the assumption that the Little Joe regulator is not sending the gas out as much as it should. Would this be a freeze-up at this end? Could this be the problem I am experiencing? Any remedies? Thank you for any solutions.

Since: Jan 08

Youngstown, OH

#442 Jan 13, 2010
I thought that the regulators were supposed to be after the water separator so that you had full pressure to blow it out.
Bill

Galena, OH

#443 Jan 14, 2010
Katie wrote:
Is it possible for the Little Joe regulator to periodically freeze-up when the outdoor temperature nears 32 degrees after outdoor temps have been colder during a long time? Every winter when the outdoor temperature nears 32 degrees the pressure drops and causes the regulator by the house to shut off the flow of gas. This regulator has a heat tape and house insulation wrapped all around it plus covered with bales of straw but it still will cut-off when the temps reach near freezing. There is no problem when the temps fall into the 20's or lower (thank goodness.) There is a Little Joe regulator attached to the well head line then a smaller line from it is attached to a metal cone-shaped water separator then this is attached to a meter which then connects to an underground plastic line for 150 feet then is attached to the house regulator and then to the house line. When I vent the separator no water comes out but when the 'gas is out' the gas coming out of the separator decreases instead of remaining under constant pressure. So I am under the assumption that the Little Joe regulator is not sending the gas out as much as it should. Would this be a freeze-up at this end? Could this be the problem I am experiencing? Any remedies? Thank you for any solutions.
It does make more sense to have separator before the regulators, but all of the applications I have seen have it after the Little Jo and near the house. I don't know if this is for homeowner convenience or because of higher pressure at the wellhead. Depending how the Little Jo is set you should have between 12 to 40 lbs of pressure at the pancake regulator. That is plenty to blow out any moisture. When a Little Jo freezes you can remove regulator, make sure the line is shut off before the regulator , and bleed any pressure that is trapped. Then pour alcohol into the regulator. Dump extra out and install.Freezing is not completely due to the ambient temp. The expansion of gas going through the orifice contributes
Laura

United States

#444 Jan 14, 2010
Hey I read this on a site and was wondering who capped off your gas well and how they did it.
thank you.
laura
goodwatervineyard@yahoo.com
William wrote:
I have a private gas well on my farm. I was drilling for water about 30 years ago, hit gas and have been runing my house on it since.
William
ron

Sunbright, TN

#445 Jan 15, 2010
I have a natural gas well that I have used for 4 years to heat my home. I have never had trouble with water or such until this year. The temperature reached 10 degrees for several days here in Tennessee and my well started creating drip gas. I have drip legs and a drip tank at the well. Can this drip gas damage my vent free heaters or cause a fire or explosion? I have 60 pounds at the well reduced to 17 pounds and further reduced to a few ounces at my home.
Dave

Vienna, OH

#446 Jan 17, 2010
We own a private well and also have the problem of the little joe freezing up when temperatures rise after a long period of sub freezing weather. I have heard that an immediate remedy that will start the gas flowing again is pouring hot water over the regulator. Does anyone ever do this?
laura

United States

#447 Jan 17, 2010
I live in East Tennessee in Greenville County and was wondering how I would go about getting a natural gas well for our house. Do you have any info for me?
Thank you so much!!!
ron wrote:
I have a natural gas well that I have used for 4 years to heat my home. I have never had trouble with water or such until this year. The temperature reached 10 degrees for several days here in Tennessee and my well started creating drip gas. I have drip legs and a drip tank at the well. Can this drip gas damage my vent free heaters or cause a fire or explosion? I have 60 pounds at the well reduced to 17 pounds and further reduced to a few ounces at my home.

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