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  1. #1
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    Default Water and Power Contractors - NoVA

    I'm interested in getting water and power to outbuildings on a 10 acre property.

    Can anyone share any experiences with me? Any tips? Problems encountered?

    Can anyone recommend a good contractor working Northern Virginia to do the job?



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    I ran my own when I built the farm, renting the huge, drive on Ditch Witch machine, but Valley Drilling does run water/power out to fields.

    I also used Hinkle & sons for running the main power from the box to the barn, I have no idea of the number is still good, but I talked to Billy Hinkle at 571-641-6705

    I have no idea what your terrain/fencing situation is, but call a couple, have them come out and give you estimates, compare the estimates, what is included/not included, check references, schedule work with contractor of choice.



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    Thank you so much, SaddleFitter!



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    Make sure you specify frost-free hydrants, NOT made in China (the best ones are Made in USA still). Installed with a proper French drain system at the drain hole/base, with a geo-textile type filter above the gravel to keep it from getting clogged with soil.

    It never hurts to state the obvious when doing any construction project.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SaddleFitterVA View Post
    It never hurts to state the obvious when doing any construction project.


    Isn't that the unfortunate truth.

    Thanks again for the tips. Very helpful!



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    Try to find a contractor who can do both for you at the same time. Will save you $$, assuming they are going to roughly the same spot.



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    Default Around The Farm Water and Power Contractors

    Quote Originally Posted by anchodavis View Post
    Try to find a contractor who can do both for you at the same time. Will save you $$, assuming they are going to roughly the same spot.
    I think it is difficult to geta good contractor for both water and power so a specilalist is better than a Jack of all trades incase anyone is having any similiar such issues.
    I work in the energy industry as one of the most reliable Power Contractors and would be happy to advice members with their power issues.



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    I think the bigger challenge is actually having the contractor show up and do the work.
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