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    Water Sample Apparatus on Extension Pole

    Does anyone know of an apparatus for catching a water sample using a pole? Knees are getting pretty bad. Thanks
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    Re: Water Sample Apparatus on Extension Pole

    use a 1/2 inch PVC about 3 to 4 feet long and use it like a straw, dip into the pool about 2 feet, hold the top, pull out of pool and put over bowl, or whatever the water is going into and let go of the end..
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    Re: Water Sample Apparatus on Extension Pole

    I thought of something similar. But you would be catching sample right away from the surface on the way down.
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    Re: Water Sample Apparatus on Extension Pole

    Quote Originally Posted by quincy915 View Post
    I thought of something similar. But you would be catching sample right away from the surface on the way down.
    not if you capped the top end on the way in
    the captured air would prevent water coming in till you remove your thumb
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    Re: Water Sample Apparatus on Extension Pole

    If you put your finger over the opening before putting the pipe in the water and then remove your finger when fully in, the water will be drawn from that depth.

    You could also glue a low cost PVC valve to the end of the pipe. Close before inserting, open once pipe is 18" or more in water, close valve before pulling out.
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    Re: Water Sample Apparatus on Extension Pole

    Personally, I just use a 4' length of ˝" PVC as a pipette. I leave the sample cup on deck and just plunge the pipe in with my thumb capping it, let go, let it fill, cap it, and pull it out and let it drain into the cup. But that still involves some kneeling to set the cup down.

    I can't find it now, but somebody rigged up a water bottle and a PVC pipe with some bungie cords and made a sampler that way.

    Seems if you attach the sample bottle at an angle, you can push it under upside down so there's an air bubble trapped inside, then turn it over at the right depth and let it fill up. Then just pull it out. You can do the whole thing standing up.
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    Re: Water Sample Apparatus on Extension Pole

    4' length of 1/2" PVC is how I sample as well. Dispense it right into a 150 mL Nalgene bottle.
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    Re: Water Sample Apparatus on Extension Pole

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Personally, I just use a 4' length of ˝" PVC as a pipette. I leave the sample cup on deck and just plunge the pipe in with my thumb capping it, let go, let it fill, cap it, and pull it out and let it drain into the cup. But that still involves some kneeling to set the cup down.

    I can't find it now, but somebody rigged up a water bottle and a PVC pipe with some bungie cords and made a sampler that way.

    Seems if you attach the sample bottle at an angle, you can push it under upside down so there's an air bubble trapped inside, then turn it over at the right depth and let it fill up. Then just pull it out. You can do the whole thing standing up.
    Thanks. I'll try that - doesn't seem to difficult.
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