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Submersible well pump runs but won't pump

Pulled my submersible well pump to check for shorts in the wires. Everything looked good. Turned on power and the pump started running. Lowered pump back in the well and it won't pump water. I don't ...
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Using reverse osmosis (RO) to reduce arsenic in well water?

I have a well with 1.9 ug/L total arsenic (As). Yes this is below the EPA action level of 10 ug/L. However, most states do have warnings indicating that longer term consumption of As below that level ...
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How would you build a well cover for a dug well?

The well is about 3 foot square, made out of cinder blocks. The blocks stick up out of the ground about 1 foot. I want something simple and light to keep rain, dirt, animals out. The well is in heavy ...
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how can i attach a t-post to my well casing to allow an outlet to be mounted?

There is no ability to drive the post into the ground as there are close gas, water and power lines. Hose clamps don't seem to be strong enough, nor wire ties. I could consider a 'doghouse' right on ...
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Is it ok to lower grade around a well head instead of raising it?

I recently learned that well heads should be about a foot or more about ground; ours is only about 3-4" above ground. The well drillers said we really should have it raised and have a better cap ...
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Can i reuse a water string filter with a backflush and vinegar flush

Water here is very hard. String filter is caked up after 3 weeks. Thinking backflush and wash with vinegar, reuse one time. The new filters are 4.5 inch and at replacing every 3 weeks, thats going ...
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Pressure tank location

We are purchasing a home with a shared well with the neighbor. The pressure tank is in the house we are purchasing. We are destroying the house therefore the tank will need to be relocated outside. ...
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Water filter setup - 1 1/4 inch pipe to 3/4

My house runs on well water and the main pipe that leaves the pressure tank is 1-1/4" copper. I am looking at installing a spin down filter and regular water filter for the whole house. My ...
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Grounding and neutral in a well pump shed

I am working on a pre existing pump shed. The shed is 150 feet from the main panel. For some reason the neutral has dropped. It is probably damaged. The pump still works because it doesn't require a ...
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Choosing a well filter for household use

I need help with selecting the appropriate equipment to filter well water in the US for rural household use. Current situation: Greensand iron and hydrogen sulfide filter that has failed. Installed ...
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New well pressure tank short cycling

I have a 3/4HP well for my lawn sprinkler system. I recently changed the pressure gauge, the pressure switch (set to 20/40) and a new pressure tank (18PSI from the factory). When I turn on the power,...
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How do I pick a well drilling company?

It seems like well drilling comes down to them showing up and charging you for time and potentially materials. If they drill a dry well, you pay for that. I live in a rural area and am looking at ...
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What to do with an old sump well?

I've recently found what appears to be an old sump well on my property. It's been buried by dirt and debris, but once that was cleared I now have a 22.5" diameter hole in the concrete that appears to ...
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Significant air in water lines

Almost a month ago we had a new well tank installed, the brand is called Mainline. Immediately after installation we had lots of air in the lines. We have a small tenant house on the premises and a ...
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Will low well water pH cause plumbing damage or health problems?

Our well has been having some bacteria issues so we are installing a UV filter system. The installer also recommended a system to correct the acidic quality of our water which is PH 6.0. He said it ...
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Air in cold water line from well. How do we replace the check valve?

Reading this question, I suspect we have a bad check valve. How can we tell and how do I replace it? I have a submersible pump in a 100ft deep well and a pressure tank in my basement with a single PVC ...
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Water line pressure slowly drops & well kicks in every 20 minutes. Replaced Check Valve Worked for 2 days & then same problem

My Well Pump was kicking on & off every 20 minutes (like clockwork) because of a slow drop in water pressure. I had a Well Contractor come out who found no leaks in the pipe and replaced all of ...
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Well Pump Setup: Best Materials to Use for Pipes

I live in Southwest Florida, and we have well water. I am in the process of redoing our whole well input plumbing setup and wondering about the best materials to use. This is what I'm proposing as a ...
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Well Pump House Feed Setup: Proper Plumbing Pipe Size & When to Transition Sizes

I live in Southwest Florida, and we have well water. I am in the process of replacing / moving a lot of our well water stuff and this has brought up a lot of questions as to why things are the way ...
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Well pump issues for irrigation system

I bought a house a few years ago and am finally getting around to working on the irrigation system. I have what I believe are two separate wells for outside water - one for the irrigation system and ...
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Yard hydrant on top of well?

Well with pitless adapter. Cold climate. Water lines installed at 8 feet below grade. Right now to irrigate my orchard, the water goes from the well, 200 feet to the house via 1" line, then 200 ...
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Can I get rid of my sump pump?

My job moved me cross country and we bought a house (3 yrs old) that sits on a hill. It has a walk-out basement and the hill slopes away from there, yet the house was built with basement drainage ...
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Generator size for well pump

Well, pump and pressure tank installed in 2018, 500 ft uphill from house. Separate grid service to well, with professional installed transfer switch with 4-prong connector for generator. In panel, ...
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Can a well pump be moved from inside to outside?

Due to the noise and unsightliness of the pump, wife is wondering if we can move it outside...
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Well pump ends up overwhelmed. How can I solve this?

I have moved into a house with a well. Occasionally if too many water uses occur the pressure tank is expended and it trips the switch to off and it stops running. If I go down and reprime the ...
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Well pump cycles, presure switch on and off ,contacts keep breaking in the pressure switch

My pump is set on 40-60 lbs when the pressure gets to the shut-off pressure the contacts in the pressure switch keep breaking off and on. there are 25 lbs different between the line pressure at the ...
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How can I fairly distribute water pressure and flow throughout my home?

All new home plumbing. Well fed, so we have our own booster pump and we control the water inlet pressure. My goal is to split the house into four "zones" that I can turn off, independently with a ...
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Safe to buy brass compression fitting/pipe transition?

I'm putting in a water line from a new well to my house. I've purchased 250psi 1-1/4" CTS poly tubing, it's about a 230' run. I plan on transitioning to PVC underground outside the pump house before ...
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What would cause a pressure gauge to read zero when the pump is running?

We have recently had to replace our foot valve pressure switch and now pressure gauge. What would cause the pressure gauge read 0 when the pump is running and 28 when off? It it won’t shut off by ...
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Pressure Cycling and Suspected Ruptured Line

We're having a bit of trouble with our well and water pressure, and I'm hoping you all might be willing to help us troubleshoot. This is a residential home with a well and a tank with a 40/60 ...
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alternate or no Insulation over heat tape

Can I operate a well pump with no pressure tank by using the breaker as a switch? I have about 10 feet of well PE black pipe from the ground in the crawl space to the utility closet (inside heated ...
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Splice in buried line to well

I am faced with the possibility of replacing my well. I'm hoping to not have to run a new buried power line from the house. Can a buried cable be spliced? If not, then a new well has to be located ...
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Well suddenly adding fine sand

My well suddenly is adding sand to the water supply. Very fine just barely grit, so on the border between sand and silt. I’ve just stopped irrigating, so demand is only household. I can see the ...
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Well pump runs, but bladder tank is empty, and we have no water

My water just all of a sudden stopped working the other day but when we went to check the well pump it was still running, but now he went to check the bladder tank and it is empty. HELP!
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Does Homeowner's Insurance Typically Cover A Broken Well?

My well is horizontally fed through a wall in my foundation. It recently rained a lot and I believe the pipe that feeds my well has been cracked. I had to cut the power to my well pump in order to ...
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Can I just add air to an air-over-water pressure tank?

We have an older well system in a house that we purchased this summer. The information that I have found on the web assumes that there are some valves in the system that I don't have, for instance ...
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Well Inspection Failed

Looking at buying a house that is on Sepctic and a private Well. Got the well inspection back, and failed for Total Coliform (Ecoli and Nitrate Level are fine). The septic is on the other side of ...
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in-line water filter gets clogged weekly after well-water pipe replacement

About a month ago, the pipe that brings the water from the well into the house was replaced. I have a inline water filter between the water tank and the UV remediation lamp. I replaced the filter with ...
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No water going to tank at all everything is new above ground

I got no water going into the pressure tank on my well but water flows to the house when water is on at the faucet but when you turn off the faucet it doesnt back feed into the tank what can cause ...
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Low pressure after water main pipe replacement

I have well water and the main pipe bringing the water from the well into the house had leak. The pipe was replaced with a new pipe about a month ago. Since then, the water pressure has been ...
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Intermittent air in water lines from well - submersible pump

Two weeks ago, I noticed air in our water line. It came mostly in small spurts but greatly increased when the toilets were filling. The plumber suspected the check valve at the submersible pump. ...
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How to power a well water pump on the local electric grid

I have a well water pump which I have been operating on a 10KW generator at 220V. Lately, the generator has been having problems so I need to power the pump on my local electrical grid while the ...
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Well water sanitizing and ph balancing questions

The water in our well is fairly acidic (PH 5.6). The only filtration that it has is one of those generic single stage water filter systems. We also have had occasional problems with heavy rain ...
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Low pressure when using outside hose

We are in the northeast on a well. We have had no issues with inside water pressure or running out of water. Recently, On two occasions, we filled a 240 gal inflatable pool from the outside hose. ...
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Well pump will not shut off

Recently replaced an inline ball valve and now the well pump will not shut off when up to pressure. Since the valve wad the first from the holding tank i had to drain it. What's the solution to this ...
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Pressure tank with no Schrader valve

How do I pressurize an old tank with no air valve m
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Overflooding because the tons of rain? or is the WELL- PUMP broken?

About two weeks ago, I noticed there is water slowly coming up from around the well-pump pit and puddling around the well-pump. Here are some facts: We've been having a lot of rain in the past month,...
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Air in Water Lines - Jet Pump System

Hoping someone may be able to give me some help in figuring out a problem. I just opened up a house last night that had been shut down for over a year with the plumbing system drained and winterized. ...
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Shallow Well - want to use for yard watering

What do I need to use my shallow well to water my garden? I do have electricity available and a hand pump. Thanks 😁
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Water Well Pressure

I have a 60' 2" well with a jet pump. It had a 1/2 HP motor. Recently the pump lost it's prime and I was unable to re -prime. Pulled the 1" pipe out and replaced the foot valve and the two leather ...