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August 12, 2017 18:06

Warming of the well in the winter with his own hands

Warming of the well in the winter with his own hands

Anyone who lives in a private house outside the city or in the country and has an independent water supply, probably wondering how well the winter to insulate their own hands, to provide themselves with uninterrupted supply of water regardless of the weather outside the window?

It is well and going from her water are the main sources of water for the majority of the owners of a country house in the country.

In the warmer months, when the temperature outside is always greater than zero, the problem with the water supply, as a rule, it is not necessary at all.

But when winter comes, and to replace the heat coming very cold for those who do not care about your well and plumbing, there are really serious trouble associated with the fact that the water is no longer fed smoothly into the house.

To this did not happen, and the people are always able to enjoy the comfort of a country cottage residence, you need to take care in advance about how to properly insulate well and going from her water.

Especially in our time, have a lot of different effective methods and materials, which allow all the necessary work to perform with his own hands and get rid of this problem.


  • Features warming
  • choice of material
  • Passive warming
  • Tips and tricks

Features warming

to exactly understand so as to insulate well, should be to start with, to understandthe basic principles and the rules of the process.

In order to properly insulate your hands well, and feed it with water from the water, all the necessary work should be carried out long before the outside temperature drops.

Location of the pipe under the ground

insulated feed water well can be a variety of materials and methods to be chosen on the basis of several factors.

First of all, it should be taken into account climatic conditions of the terrain on which the house is built.

in this case has a value of the depth of soil freezing, where undeveloped very well, but other than that, it is necessary to take into account the depth of the trench, which is laid water pipe supplying water.

also taken into account the mode of using the main source of water for the house.

In that case, if a house built near her house, which is used only in the summer, there is not any need to carry out any serious work.

can simply remove all the pumps, and the well is temporarily suspended.

If the home has a permanent residence and daily need for water, warming to well with their hands should be approached with full responsibility.

In this case it is necessary to do everything to itself well, removal from her home, and water always in working condition.

If the water feed pipe to the house can be insulated with a special insulation, then with the borehole will have a bit tricky.

most common way to insulate the main source of water, is to arrange a special caisson.In addition, the insulation can be carried out with the help of the heating cable.


Each method has both advantages and disadvantages, however, allows us to solve the main problem - to ensure an uninterrupted supply of water in the house.

In the case where the house used periodically, and accordingly the water supply system is used not regularly, then the best option is an electric heating arrangement directly at the well, it does not forget about the pipe that supplies water.

choice of material

To understand how to insulate well, it is necessary to start to deal with all the materials that are designed specifically for these purposes.

Mostly, the choice of material depends on the climatic conditions in which the water supply is equipped myself well.Playing the role of groundwater and location relative to the well itself.

In the event that a country cottage located in a mild climate, and the temperature outside even in winter rarely drop to the critical temperature, the insulation of mono spend using inexpensive natural materials.

can be used in this situation, for example, sawdust, straw, dried leaves or even.

For their placement around the well must be at a shallow depth dig a hole, fill it in insulated material and equip its protection from moisture.

If the question arises as to insulate the main source of water in the harsh climatic conditions, and in addition, very well located in the immediate vicinity of the ground water, it is necessary to use better materials as insulation.

In this case, should be used, for example, polystyrene, glass wool or basalt insulation.

Some types of heaters that can be used for thermal insulation of the well can be seen in the photo posted below.


Through work, we should not forget about the pipe that delivers water directly to the house.

If properly equip itself well, and forget about the pipe, then upon the occurrence of cold water still will not be supplied to the house and all efforts will be in vain.

For more information about how to insulate well in the winter, you can see in the video, which is available below.

Passive warming

most effective way to build quality insulation of the well - a set on her special caisson.

Himself caisson is monolithic specific structure in the form of a cylinder, which is placed in the part of the well, which is located at a depth of soil freezing.

materials from which to make a caisson for the well, can be very different, ranging from plastic and metal finishing strong.

It should be noted that the shape of this structure may be different, but the most common is in the form of a caisson cylinder barrels.

In order to make your own caisson made of plastic, it is necessary to choose the appropriate size of the plastic barrel.

is followed around the well to dig a pit, which will be free to fit a self-made caisson.

Its depth is mandatory should be below that part of the soil that is prone to freezing.

This is followed properly equip the bottom of the pit and for this it is necessary to form so-called pillow of crushed stone and sand.

In the barrel under the caisson should cut holes directly beneath the headroom wells and drainage pipe.

Next caisson is placed in a hole directly above the borehole.


After that is necessary to conduct construction works of all pipe connections and pump inside the tank, as well as install all the appropriate equipment.

also settling drainage to drain the condensate accumulating in the soil periodically.

now be around the plastic container to equip a waterproofing layer and for this purpose it is best to use mineral wool or polystyrene.

Homemade caisson should be tightly cover the equipped with pre-ventilation.At the final stage it is necessary to fill the pit with soil and tamp it firmly.

Tips and tricks

If the well pump undeveloped surface, its insulation can be done with a special casing.

This method insulation is quite specific, but has some advantages.To do this, dig up directly around the main source of water pit.Next,

tightly wrap the very insulating material and casing wear on top of another pipe, but with a larger diameter.

After this will only return to fill the hole and insulation done.

Some experts recommend warming using a special cable, which will heat very well.

However, this method is rather expensive.And so in practice it is rarely used.

Despite the fairly large number of variants of warming well near a private house, yet the most optimal and efficient arrangement is considered to be the caisson.


This method allows you to insulate the main source of water, even in areas in which there are sufficiently severe climatic conditions during most of the year.

It should be noted that in order to have no problems with the water supply in the winter, do not skimp on insulation well.

For more information on how to make your own insulation of the main water source, described in the video above.