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Is there any reason I can't excavate the soil in my window well and replace it? [closed]

For starters, apologies for any incorrect references. I am not 100% sure what I have going on here but this is what I believe I have and this is what I want to do. What I have: As you'll see in the ...
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Need advice for well water chlorine

I have a filtering system for my well since the water is high on sulfur (smell a lot). The system has chlorine that ‘’should’’ inject in the system. The thing is that the nozzle gets clogged after few ...
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Transfer switch "inline" to well pump as opposed to vicinity of breaker panel

I'm looking to install a generator transfer switch to power the well pump as needed. The question I have comes in due to an unorthodox setup - the breaker for the well pump is in the main panel in the ...
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Having to replace inline well filter weekly

New well drilled 7 months ago and I'm having to change my inline filter every week because it's full of sand. What's the problem?
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New pressure tank doesnt seem to charge

New 44 gallon pressure tank At empty, tank reads 38 psi, pre charged at factory, and doesn't change. Pump comes on whenever a faucet turns on. Just installed New piping from Pump to tank at 1 inch, ...
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How long is it safe to wait for my well pump to gains enough pressure?

I just need to know like how long would it be safe to wait before I should go turn it off as I don't want it to be damaged and I also know that it does need to gain pressure. I opened the valve to ...
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Undersink reverse osmosis system filtered water TDS increases over time

I have an undersink RO system (iSpring RCC7AK, NSF Certified 75 GPD, Alkaline 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis System, pH+ Remineralization RO Water Filter System Under Sink, Superb Taste Drinking Water Filter ...
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Wellmate water pressure dropped

Our water pressure dropped and the washing machine won't work, which is so bad. I went out to check the pressure in the well house and it says 30 psi. Looking at the square D 9013 FTG-2 pressure ...
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Well Water System Setup

We have a well system that is currently set up in this order. We don't have many problems out of it other than the typical issues such as hard water, sediment (occasionally), and multiple demands (...
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How to fix a pipe leak between well and water preasure tank?

I discovered a leak in my well house today. It is coming from the nut looking element (on the pic). My question is what the purpose of this nut looking element and how to fix its leak? Any chance it ...
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Sand/silt in my well water after a power outage

I am wondering why we have fine sand and silt in our well water after a power outage? We did use a little water while the power was out, and after the power returned, there was fine sand in our water ...
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How to get rid of phosphorus in my well water

I recently bought a house built in the mid 1960s that has its own well system. From my knowledge nothing had been updated to the well system since it had been installed. I conducted a premium water ...
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Automated Main shut-off before well pressure tank affect downstream system as everything empties due to leak

System design description In an automated water main shutoff system, I have a downstream well pressure tank, hot water heater and softener past the main MOEN shutoff, which would have some water and ...
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Pressure switch short cycles only when running water. No leaks [closed]

Replaced my pressure switch now the pressure drops from 60 to 40 in 5 seconds when running water. When water is off the system is tight with no leaks or psi drop.
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What type of soil should I use to backfill around my recently extend well?

My well was buried so I had a well driller put an extension on so that it extends above ground. Now I need to add soil to fill around and slope away. The soil that was dug out and put back in around ...
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Might I have damaged my well pump?

I accidentally left the hose on for 5 hours filling up the horse's trough. When I realized it, water was still flowing from the hose when I turned it off. Water pressure seems ok in the house but I ...
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Shallow well pressure loss

I am experiencing loss of pressure with my pressure tank. More and more frequent I am losing water. The pressure gauge when I check it is zero. When up and working pressure switch seems to close at 4⁰ ...
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Ground wire in pump must be submersible type?

I am replacing an old submersible pump with a new one. Old one has 3 wires, new one has 3 wires plus ground. I want to reuse the 3 wires currently there and just add a ground, which I will attach to ...
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No pressure, low volume from submersible well pump

Got a new submersible pump. Brought the old one to a plumber's supply house and got one with the same specs: single phase, 240v 3-wire. I attached the pump to the pipe, connected the wiring, and ...
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How can I figure out how to remove this pipe?

I'm beginning work on finishing my basement and am removing things from the walls before insulating and framing. In one corner, about a foot and a half off the ground, there's a copper(?) pipe that ...
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Can I just remove this well cap as it is now?

I have an old house with two wells. One is a shallow well, the other is a deep well with a submersible pump. The submersible pump needs replacement, so I want to pull it up and replace it. When I ...
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What should be changed in this well-source residential water system to prevent future leaks?

I have a system which has experienced 2 valve housing failures in 6 years. The valves were both 1" brass quarter-turn shutoffs at the entry point into the house for the water supply. After the ...
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Is this a sign of a dry well?

I came to my old house after a week out, and found two strange things: An electrical bill for $160 (normally $20 in the summer). No water in the house. The house has a well with pump. After turning ...
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What type of filter system is this, and what type of replacement should I look for?

I am working in a very old house, and this tank is sitting in the basement, connected to an expansion tank. The water for the house comes from a well. The water from the well comes into the expansion ...
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Egress window well - can't drain to weeping tile because I keep hitting concrete

I am installing an egress window in the basement of a house built in Colorado in 1965 (maybe those details will help?). I have dug the well ~12" below where the bottom of the new window will be. ...
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How to hook up two water well pressure tanks?

Our high-producing well & pump need two bladder pressure tanks. How should those be hooked up? I've come up with two possible configurations. Do either of these work? Is one considered the "...
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New well pump, and foot valve and suction line

Ok to explain alittle, our well pump went out... I replaced pump... then the foot valve clogged and sucked the suction line flat causing it to fall off... and suck air... I then replaced foot valve ...
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Troubleshooting well water pump, no pressure?

We recently lost water pressure and we're on a well pump. Not sure if it's relevant, but earlier in the day I noticed my main breaker (the one the pump is on) was thrown. This main breaker powers a ...
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Install differences / considerations between 75' water well and 300' deep water well

I'm wondering what the practical differences are when installing a water system in a 300' deep well vs a 75' deep well. The info I've found for "deep water wells" mostly refers to wells ...
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Well pump keeps losing prime - no leaks in system

I've been chasing this problem for a few months now. My well pump loses prime and throws air into the lines if I run the system hard - that means doing a large load of laundry, dishes, flushing ...
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Sudden drop in water pressure at faucets closest to entry of main line

Before I ask the question, I have to mention that I do have a water well. The pressure is good at the farthest point, 100-200 feet from entry to house, the Guest bathroom. The kitchen and master bath, ...
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Relocate bladder and transducer?

I keep having surging problems on my well. It has the variable speed pump (2 hp ) with Aquavar Solo pump controller and inline bladder about 60' down. Can I install a pressure tank and transducer in ...
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Why are there suddenly sparkly particles in my well water?

I've contacted multiple well companies and no one can help me, so I'm asking here for alternate opinions. I moved into a new home and have been here for a year. I have a bored well about 75 ft deep ...
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Pump well and hot water heater

I have a few questions honestly. I work away on towboats so I'm away from home a lot when things go bad, my fiance contacted me to let me know the hot water heater is leaking in the house and has been ...
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Water shuts off and faucets spit air. Well system

Recently my water has been cutting off for 10 or so seconds while taking a shower. Now Everytime I turn the water on the faucets sputter like they are releasing air. This happens everywhere in the ...
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How to secure a window well cover to concrete and siding

I am having trouble figuring out the best way to secure a plastic window well cover to our house, and the cement window well (if needed). My dad will help me if I can instruct him what to do. The one ...
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Will these measures lower my water's iron levels? [closed]

I recently had a well installed and had a professional come out and perform a water sample. It turned out that the water from the well is high in iron. This wasn’t a surprise to me since my mother, ...
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Hello, not sure how to do photos, but any help with water tank / well would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

We have an old and not well maintained house for many years until we got it couple years ago. The original water tank and pipes that go to a well are old. So this is what we have done so far / what ...
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Well pump not running and busted hose [closed]

Water well pump is not pumping any water to the house. Just checked the well house and noticed large hose has busted. What do I do?
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Well water solution tank

I recently bought a home back in October of last year and everything has been running smoothly since then. The level in the solution tank goes down as it should however, when it reached the 40 mark on ...
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Temporary water supply shut off to a gas oil fired furance

I have a oil fired furnace that supplies all hot water to the house (the house is on well water)including base board heat. If I shut the main supply off where it enters the house in order to install a ...
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Can I put 1.5-inch Schedule 40 pipe inside a 2-inch metal pipe to reline my shallow well?

I use a shallow well in my backyard to water my lawn. It's about 25 feet deep and has water starting at about 12 - 15 feet yearly. The well pipe is 2" in diameter, and I believe has a leak that ...
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Is my well pressure correct?

I have a private well system. The water pressure doesn’t seem correct. I’m seeing cut-in and out of 30 - 60. Everything I read says there should be a 20psi difference. Should I attempt to adjust my ...
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Submersible well hasNew tank andpressure switch all plumbing new on surface. Water great for 6-7 gallons, water stops then back 30 seconds

Submersible well; Has New tank and pressure switch all plumbing new on surface. Submersible pump 150' down. Hose pressure great for 5-8 gallons then no water. Shut off for 30 seconds and water is back ...
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Why isn't my new pressure tank filling?

I replaced the pressure tank as the old one wouldn’t hold air. The new one was changed to 38 lbs. so I lowered it to 28 to match the power controller of 30/50. There was low pressure before I change ...
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How does rain water get into my window well

My window well has been filling with water - the base takes about 15 mins to fill before I have to empty with the manual pump - not very efficient especially at 3am. I’m in CO and we have had days of ...
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5hp submersible pump, dual purpose: irrigation and home use

I just had a new 4" open well drilled (Florida) with 5hp submersible pump. The primary use of the well is irrigating 1.5ac property. I also want to use the same well and pump as a backup for our ...
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How to Troubleshoot 25-foot Drilled Well and/or Supply Line

Background: Shallow drilled well (25ft) at a 3-seasons cottage. Has a single supply line to a jet pump Water system turned off for winter, and reopening around this time typically, when reopening, it ...
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Can I use my SpeedQueen washer with well & septic?

We are buying a house with well & septic. Well was tested at 6.6 gpm and the septic system checked out okay. This will be the first time I'm not on public utilities and I am stressed. Just 2 ...
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Sudden Sulfur Smell from well water

We recently (about 8 months ago) had a 475 foot well dug drilled on our property. We are building a home slowly and are only just putting in a hot water heater this week, so we know it’s not an issue ...
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