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Water pressure low after hose was left on overnight

The water pressure inside my house went way down and stayed down after the hose was left on overnight. It's been a while now and the water pressure is still low (useable but low). The air pressure ...
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What would cause a well pump to suddenly be louder when operating?

We currently have an unknown (in terms of GPM) 3/4HP Franklin well pump, at an unknown depth (though our neighbor's well is at roughly 100'). Since we moved in, when the well pump is running, there ...
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How can I find a leak in underground plumbing?

We moved into a home a couple years ago that was 1600 sq ft from a 3700 sq ft home. We were shocked that the power bill here was about 30% more than the big house but I suspected a water leak ...
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Strange noise any relation to well pump failing?

I haven't used my well pump all Summer (since we've had to much rain I've not needed it). This last week or so things have really dried up and I decided I should water the grass. With sitting that ...
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What damage may a bad condensor on a well-pump do?

Yet another follow-up to How does one determine whether a waterlogged High HP pump is electrically OK to use? The pump is out now. The screws on the housing being jammed/rusted tight, I've applied ...
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What are the different ways to dry the winding of a water-logged pump?

A follow-up to How does one determine whether a waterlogged High HP pump is electrically OK to use? Several sites on the internet indicate it may be possible to dry the windings on a waterlogged ...
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How does one determine whether a waterlogged High HP pump is electrically OK to use?

A high power pump (the mechanic said it is a 0.75HP induction motor) is mounted on the old well using those huge bolts driven through the stone. During the recent rains the grounds were water-logged, ...
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Why would my well water cut off for 30 minutes before working again?

I live in a area where I have to use well water and I have a well house that runs to my home. The water work with great pressure for a while, and then suddenly stops and takes 30 minutes to come back ...
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Can my generator power my deep well water pump?

I have a 120/240 volt generator with an output of 3250 watts peaking at 3750. I want to be able to power my well water pump but I'm getting conflicting answers on whether this generator packs enough ...
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Is a high electric bill for a pump house caused by a well pump running constantly?

I recently had to turn on the electric for a shared well in my name. I got a bill and it's as high as what my house bill is. The well is the only thing connected to the electric in the well house. We ...
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Why are some submersible well pumps wired with solid and others stranded?

Was helping friend to change his deep water well pump,220 volts,3/4 H.P,most of these i have seen are wired with a yellow three wire from the pump to the pump switch on the water tank and are ...
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Is there risk in getting a larger pressure tank for my well pump?

My pump tank has a leak in it, and so needs to be replaced. The current tank is a 36 gallon tank, similar to this one. Is there any risk in upgrading to a 52 gallon tank, such as this one? I would ...
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How do I fix a Well Pump that is on Constantly?

Recently my well pump started running 24/7. What might be wrong, and what are the steps I would take to fix the issue?
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How can I replace a pressure gauge on a well pump?

The gauge on my well pump is shot (reads 0, even when there is good pressure). I've purchased a replacement, so what are the steps I should follow to replace it?
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What would cause air to be pushed into pipes from a well tank?

The faucets have been hissing of air for the passed few months, and it has been getting progressively worse. It is usually worse in the morning when we get up and in the evening when we get home. We ...
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My artesian well just ran dry. Do I just wait for it to fill up?

I have been living in my current house for about 8 months now, and this is the first time I have been without water(besides power outages). I noticed that the water was a bit brown so I let the hose ...
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Why does my water pressure drop after using my water hose for a few minutes?

When I'm using my water hose, especially with the electric pressure washer, after about 15 minutes of use, the water pressure drops. I can disconnect the water hose from the pressure washer and ...
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How do I keep my well pump connections from leaking?

Well, I asked the question at the end of last season on which hoses to get. The new Summer season is upon us and I've located some comparable hoses (could not find the exact ones mentioned, but found ...
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Sediment in well water

I live in central Florida (by Orlando) and I have well water. The sediment filter is before the softener and after the pressure tank. I've lived in this house for a year and replaced the filter about ...
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How do I remove a submersible pump from a 11000 LTR (LARGE) concrete underground rainwater tank to replace it?

I have a single storey house with all downpipes connected to a large 11,000 liter underground concrete rainwater tank approx 1.8m deep. The tank contains a submersible pump servicing 5 outlets - 3 ...
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How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?

I'm trying to build a sprinkler system for my large yard. I've set up 2 zones each one with 8 heads being supplied by a 2HP well pump. I'm using 1" pipe everywhere. The first zone works fine and ...
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What hoses for shallow point well?

I've got a shallow point well w/pump where the tube (some sort of hard plastic) from the pump to the well has failed. It developed a pinhole leak. Question is, what do I need to replace it? Is ...
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How does one know if a well pump is “Short Cycling” or pressure tank is water logged?

Is there any calculation that can be performed to estimate the amount of water a well water pressure tank should output between pump cycles? E.g.- I have a 40 gallon pressure tank (non bladder) with ...
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How can I stop my lights from dimming when major appliances start up?

So it appears that I narrowed down the cause of my Random Flickering- the faulty 20-amp circuit on the detached garage service panel (leaking 60 volts at some point between the breaker and the last ...