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Changing from jet pump to submersible

This is something I have never done changing from a jet pump to a submersible, I thought I would ask here prior to calling a friend that is a well tester. I was thinking about replacing my jet pump ...
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Well water system - chlorine tank remains full

We have a well water system. The level in the chlorine tank used to gradually lower and we used to refill. Since the last maintenance guys were here, it remains full. Why would this be?
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pressure tank in unheated cabin

Can I set up the pressure tank set up in an unheated cabin ? I'm ok draining it when not in use for a month or two, but I don't have an air compressor - the drain would be whats on the tank tee and ...
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Can I operate a well pump with no pressure tank by using the breaker as a switch?

Working on my cabin. Have a drilled well about 100 feet away (maybe a bit more, uphill). 1 inch black PVC well pipe comes into dirt crawl space, pier construction, under cabin. I brought it ...
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Don't know if pump is hers or not [closed]

It's -15 outside and windy. My pump light was on and no water in my water tank. I am not sure how long the light was on, so I think the line from my trailer into the ground froze. What what happened ...
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How can I determine existing well PSI / GPM for dedicated irrigation well

I've purchased a home that has an existing irrigation system installed that is hooked up to a well that is exclusively supplying the irrigation system. I live in FL in a very flat area, so we have ...
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What type of wire to use in underwater applications

I live in the San Diego County (CA) and I am trying to resurrect a well and I have a question about the type of wire that I need to use from the control box down the shaft of the well. From the ...
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How can we get maximum life of a water well?

If we found a water well, how can we get the life time of a water well. Is it possible, I could not found the answer on internet search.
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Well pressure gauge reads 0 PSI

So to begin, we have a deep submersible well pump. We noticed that our water pressure was getting weaker and weaker. At first I believe it was because of the well house not being properly insulated ...
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What Automatic Transfer Switch can switch between parallel sources without a priority setting so as to run a well pump from either of two homes?

We have two homes sharing a single well. The other homeowner and I want to change our water system so that we each have our own Pressure Tank and we can each run the well pump with power from our own ...
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Ground Water or Well Water? How do I tell?

Problem: I have a puddle at the bottom of a tree and shrub covered slope that will not dry. Situation: My wellhead is above and in-line (i.e. approimately the same distince from the house) with ...
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Location of pressure tank

A well drilling company drilled a well for me and ran lines from the well to my RV pad (AS as in Airstream in the attached image) and in the opposite direction to a shed which will house the pressure ...
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Why is this Whole House Filter Black?

I bought this whole house filter and after being installed for only one month it looks like the image below! Is this normal for a house on well water? I just recently moved into this house and was ...
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Submersible well pump trips breaker

I am working on a house that sat vacant for a few years. The pressure tank had a leak on the bottom from rust. So a new tank was installed along with new pressure switch 30/50 and gauge etc. There was ...
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Pressure Tank not holding water

Just put in new submersible well pump, pressure tank will fill and once full well pump shuts off all the water runs out of the tank. Everything is turned off in the house, why is water rushing out of ...
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How can I check if my well still has water if the pump is broken?

I just bought the house recently and this is my pump : Not in a great shape as you can see, but new one will do just fine. My questions is more on the well. How can I check if it still has water? Or ...
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Well pump runs 15 seconds then off for 105 seconds until pressure is full.

Well is 165 feet deep according to county records. Well pump is approximately 100 feet deep (string and plumb bob so it's approximate at best). New pressure switch 40/60. Tank drained and aired up to ...
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How can I enclose and cover a well in a driveway?

I have a well that is currently enclosed in a large, unsightly manner with a 1/2" steel sheet. I am having the driveway redone and I want to redo this so it is just a round hole with a cover. How can ...
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What size wire do I need for my 50A, 350' well circuit?

I am adding a meter to my home that will be monitoring my well which is approximately 350’ from my home. I will be running the wire underground and it is only supplying 50 amps. No other items on ...
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Well pump wont stop running

Well pump runs non-stop shows zero pressure replace pressure switch no change - still l have pressure on the house. Just can't figure out why the it is running all the time?
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Well cloudy after heavy use?

This may be a stupid question, but we recently installed a 17k gallon pool and used our well to fill it. Our water from the well to the house is now cloudy. It doesn't taste bad, just cloudy. I am ...
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New Pressure Tank Woes

I have a new pressure tank (WX-202) and don't think it's set up properly. Set at 40/60, I should have a drawdown of 5.4 gallons according to spec. I'm getting about 3.5 gallons before the pump kicks ...
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groaning noise as water stops. well water

Power had gone out . wife tried using water till it stopped flowing. Now power back on but hearing a groaning noise when using the water. Is air in the line? how do I stop this noise. I do also have a ...
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Replacing a well pressure tank

I have a 19 gallon pressure tank that appears to be waterlogged. When tapping the tank it sounds like it is completely full of water and when running the water in the house the pump cycles constantly. ...
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well pressure tank losing pressure

My well pressure tank has this symptom... Tank cycles about every 4 minutes without any water running. checked the pressure and it is where it should be. In between cycles I can see the pressure dial ...
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Intermittent Water Pressure on a Well

Bought a house 6 months ago. It has a well, the water pressure was never amazing but it was fine. Last week it started to get bad so I checked the well pressure. The switch was designed for 40/60 but ...
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Is this a problematic amount of passive water usage?

Sorry I don't have any data about depth of well or any other history of it. Trying to help out an elderly friend and they are not very clear on some details. Water meter shows about 0.10 gallons per ...
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Replacing pressure switch for my water pump

I have to drain the pressure tank when I replace the pressure switch. When I do this can I install a shut off valve just below the pressure switch? This would allow me to change it in future years and ...
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Running too many appliances needing water on a well system and now no water

My wife did 2 dishwasher loads, a washer load on high, and then took a shower....all of this in about a time frame of 3 hours. Water comes out slow and weak out of the faucets in the basement and ...
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Well water going out

We bought our house 6 months ago, found out our well is 305 ft deep, our neighbords (200 yards away) don't have water issues so I know it can't be dry and their well is shallower than ours. If we run ...
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Water well electric source

The electric source of my water well is a circuit box on a house that is to be demolished. I want to keep the electricity to the water well. What are my options?
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What is this valve for on my well pump?

What is the purpose of this hose valve on my well pump? It is standard garden hose shutoff valve. I do have a pressure vessel that sits on top of the pump that feeds my irrigation system as well as an ...
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Wells and portable storage containers

My water well was damaged and multiple parts were stolen. We are currently on portable tanks that are hooked up to our house. We have no way to fill the water tanks and can't afford to fix the well. I ...
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Why doesn't my pressure tank fill as expected?

I have a shallow well (1 hp pump) that feeds into a tank, and then travels another 200 feet to the house. If I turn on the pump, the tank does not fill up with water. If I let the air out of the tank ...
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Submersible well pump randomly tripping thermal protection

I have a 2 year old 4" submersible well pump which sometimes triggers the thermal protection. If I turn it back on, it continues to run properly and at some point (could be hours, could be days, could ...
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Why is my well pump sucking air?

My pressure pump that goes to a bladder tank has a small hose. It was off and water leaked everywhere. I put it back on. After I turned everything off and then turned water on in house. After about ...
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Float switch as emergency cutoff for well pump

Our house is has a drilled well, with with 1/2 HP 230V well pump wired from a fixed pressure switch. We've had a couple of pinhole leaks in the copper piping that would have turned into major ...
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Reduce speed of existing well pump

My existing well pump (at 550 ft deep) is a nearly brand new (installed last July) 3 wire pump and I do not want to replace it. However, I now have a 1500 gallon underground cistern in which to store ...
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Safe to use old well?

When I moved in the old owner told me there was another well in addition to the one the house uses. He said they drilled it and it didn't provide enough flow so they abandoned it and drilled a new one....
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Preventing freezing pipes in well head

I've bought one of those heat wrap things to try to keep the pipes in the well head from freezing. The previous tenant of the house we bought said that it had happened in the past. Currently there'...
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Copper corrosion, well water

My well water pH is 7.06 as measured by an accurate and calibrated tool used for wine making. I have around 15 gpg of hardness. My question is why I am getting between .5 - 1.0 mg/L of copper in my ...
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Pipe Size from well to house

I'm new to owning a house with a well and am looking to clean up piping and well equipment as it is all from the 70's and I'm experiencing strong sulfur smells in my water. From the specs I've ...
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Catalytic Carbon or Birm for iron removal

I took a water test that has the following results: (acceptable standard in parenthesis). Total hardness: 100ppm (<50ppm) Alkalinity: 120ppm (<180ppm) pH: 7 (6.5-8.5) iron: 5+ ppm (<.3ppm) ...
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Cloudy well water

I'm trying to figure out what the sediment is in our well water- a Google search for possibilities caused notable panic. It's a dirty orange color and disburses when you rub it between your fingers- ...
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Well water in whole-house water filter turning green

I've been adding windows to my outdoor shed housing my well and water filter. The filter looks like the image below. After adding these windows, I'm now noticing the inside of the filter is green, ...
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Can I use my existing well/pump to run water to detached garage?

We have a detached garage that we want to convert to living space/in law quarters, but there is currently no water and we are on a well. Would I need a second well for the garage? Or is it possible ...
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Strange water pressure

We have well water and Im unsure if that is a factor in all of this but after replacing new shower heads (we have two in one shower) I have noticed the water in every room in the house comes out slow ...
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Choosing the right replacement pump for well

I have a 40 foot deep 6 inch drilled well. Currently it has an old 3/4 horsepower jet pump, but it is shedding bits of rusty metal into the return pipe which are getting clogged in the foot valve. ...
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Can I move the location of the well equipment?

Our well is located under the giant metal sheet that is in the picture below. I don't like that it is in our driveway. Is there any way that I can move the "plumbing" over like 10 feet? I don't really ...
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Device to help find my buried well

So, I am in need of something that will help me find my buried well cap. Basically I want to attach something small to the end of a steel line and then track with the phone through the ground. I've ...