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What a great site thanks for the add.
My name is All from the UK but just purchased 10 acres of Texas land.
Need so much help and advice in costing out things like price for a well to be dug and cost for enough solar equip for all my electrical needs.
Then was considering getting and converting a few shipping containers again help and advice with maybe costs ideas would be of help.
Until anybody can help thank you all and I will trawl thru the posts to get acquainted.
 

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Welcome to the group. I’m not in Texas, but there are several Texans here along with a lot of great information. Have a look around, but don’t be afraid to ask questions if y’all u can’t find what you’re looking for!
 

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I guess the first question would be what part of Texas? So much will depend on the answer. Texas is a damn big place. But welcome to Texas and get used to liking guns because they are everywhere here.
 

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Howdy from a fellow Texan .... and welcome to the forum and family...there's quite a few knowledgeable folks here that'll gladly tell ya what you need to know,or at least point ya in the right direction and/or give ya a good idea or 2..and by all means jump right on inwithany replies you have on a topic.
 

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Welcome from Texas. What area is your land in?

The carcinogenic coast line? ( Gulf coastal region)
Dallas area snobs? (DFW North Texas)
Behind the Pine Curtain? ( east Texas)
Hippie Land ( central Texas Austin area)
Hill country ( Kerrville area)
Mexico light ( south Texas)
Cowboy land ( weat Texas)
Or the panhandle?
 

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What a great site thanks for the add.
My name is All from the UK but just purchased 10 acres of Texas land.
Need so much help and advice in costing out things like price for a well to be dug and cost for enough solar equip for all my electrical needs.
Then was considering getting and converting a few shipping containers again help and advice with maybe costs ideas would be of help.
Until anybody can help thank you all and I will trawl thru the posts to get acquainted.
Prices will very by location. Drilling a well where I live runs about $22 per foot. The cost of installing a pump could run from $1000 and up depending on depth and how much water you need. My well is 650 feet deep and the pump, pipe, installation and pump house cost $14,000. Then you need to add in the cost of trenching and water lines. Since your in Texas you won't have to trench too deep. I had to go down 5 feet deep and have about a half mile of buried water lines.
The cost of solar power will depend on your electric needs. My solar system to date cost close to $50,000 and that inciudes a 12kw backup generator. I'm powering a house, cabin, chicken coop and shop.
Good luck in Texas.
 

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Easier to get used to the snow and cold than the humid and heat.... and Texas is my home state. If I moved back to Texas the heat and humidity will kill me least it does when I visit :)
My bones never seem to get used to the cold. The pictures you and Artic Dude post, make my ankles hurt just by looking at them. :)
 

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Welcome from Texas. What area is your land in?

The carcinogenic coast line? ( Gulf coastal region)
LOL, I had a friend that lived south of Houston (He worked for a NASA contractor and lived near JSC). One of his favorite sayings was "The air is greener in Pasadener." He said that when doing body work on your car, when you sanded it down to the metal, you could watch it rust in front of your eyes from all the chemicals in the air.
 

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LOL, I had a friend that lived south of Houston (He worked for a NASA contractor and lived near JSC). One of his favorite sayings was "The air is greener in Pasadener." He said that when doing body work on your car, when you sanded it down to the metal, you could watch it rust in front of your eyes from all the chemicals in the air.
It’s true! :) I grew up about an hour south of Houston. We lived near Dow chemical. Not only would the cars rust from the chemicals, many mornings we had to wash our car windows off with vinegar to get the sticky chemical film off of them ( to think that we were breathing that mess in our lungs). Dow would dump chemicals into the ocean, fish would wash up on the beach dead. The EAP would come out and do test and declare everything was fine... yeah sure ;)
 
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