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240v at the breaker not the other end

I have a well pump on what I pretty sure is a dedicated 240v/60a circuit. I have had to run a new line for part of this circuit and replace a segment. I connected the new segment at the same point ...
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Does a submersible well pump need an electrical disconnect?

I recently had a well installed for an irrigation system. I had a few electricians come over to give quotes. One of which suggested I needed a quick disconnect switch. While another says its not ...
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How to get water from Storage Tank to Pressure Tank set at 75psi cutoff?

I am planning to use water storage tanks for rainwater collection and distribute the water from a nearby pressure tank with a switch set at 55 psi to 75 psi to meet my needs. How many psi should the ...
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Use hour meter on well pump to calculate total gallons per time period?

I want to more precisely (but economically) understand my "whole house" filters' efficiency through time and therefore want to measure how many gallons go across them. It seems that ...
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How to add a removable cover to a roof-hole?

I had to cut a 10" diameter hole in the roof of our pumphouse because the pump needed to be replaced, and the pipes attached to it are ~20ft long each. Pipes being removed from pumphouse ...
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What's the real reason for 20 psi differential for water well pressure switch setting?

Another forum (https://terrylove.com/forums/index.php?threads/why-is-pressure-switch-differential-always-20psi.95365/) had this advice: "Any more than a 20 PSI differential will stretch the ...
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Would five 19l pressure tanks in series work as well as one 95l pressure tank in a household well pump system?

This pressure tank is 19 litres and available for just a few dollars The weight is 4kg This one is a different brand and 100 litres The weight of the 100 litre tank is only 15.4kg. I believe both ...
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Myers SJ72 - built-in check valve?

I have an old Myers SJ72 3/4 HP submersible pump. I've got to replace the waterlogged pressure tank and will also replace the tank tee. Normally, one would put a check valve near the tank tee if it's ...
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Pumphouse piping preferred material?

I have to replace my waterlogged well pressure tank. The current piping material is PVC. The wellhead outlet is 1 inch NPTF and looks to be metal. The PVC exits the pumphouse and then heads ...
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is my well pressure tank waterlogged?

Is my well pressure tank permanently waterlogged, do you think? I have a private well that's about 100 ft deep. I have an old WellMate WM-25WB pressure tank. It's fed by an old Myers ¾ HP submersible ...
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Do I need to dig another well or give up an connect to city water?

My water all a sudden stopped working so I replaced the well pump. Even after buying a new well pump I still didn't have any water. I called out a plumber he said I would need a repipe and we would ...
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Looking for advice / critique on my residential well water filtration system

I'm looking for some feedback on my planned well water filtration system. I tried to be as detailed as possible without writing a wall of text. Any feedback is highly appreciated! House: 4 bedroom / ...
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Sizing sprinkler zones for water well pump

I live in central Oklahoma and we bought a 40 year old house which depends on well water. In 2017 the pump was serviced and a new pressure tank, pump controller, and pressure switch were installed. In ...
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Why do people have outdoor pump houses for their well?

Why do people build outdoor pump houses for their well? I have read it is to help prevent the components from freezing but by putting them outside all they do is freeze. Every winter they freeze and ...
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Can a larger well pressure tank stop the main overload from tripping under heavy water use?

This has me stumped. 2HP well pump down 700 feet. Runs fine all winter spring and fall. But in the summer my pool auto top-off sometimes causes the water to run and run. If I also water the lawn,on ...
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Water pressure issue

I ran my water to fill my pool last night while sleeping. I woke up to no water. I tried to reset my pressure switch and it would run and cut out at 60. But then it would drop quickly all the way back ...
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How can I lower the water intake on my booster pump from the main water pump?

I have a 25 foot shallow well for water sprinkler with 2 horse power barracuda pump. Low pressure so added 3/4 hp barracuda booster pump. Booster is dry running for lack of water from main pump. How ...
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recommended wire gauge for well pump and float switch

I am installing a 120v 3/4hp well pump. I will be putting a spst switch at the well head and have a 30amp breaker at the power box. I am also going to be using a Pumpmaster WPS float switch. The run ...
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After some work in panel, GFI breakers for *other* circuits trip when well pump runs

The equipment Square D Homeline panel and breakers of recent vintage, with plug-on neutral. Most breakers, and all of the problematic ones, are AFCI+GFCI combo. The symptoms There are four breakers in ...
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Does shale rock call for a larger well diameter?

I recently bought a house in the western most Finger lakes, in between Hemlock, Honeoye and Canadice lakes. The house needs a new well. I've gotten one quote so far -- $10,000 for the well and all the ...
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well pressure tank / external spigot

I have an outdoor spigot (like the old red "pump handle" kind) in my back yard. It's down the hill from the well and pump, and in between the house / indoor pressure tank and the well head. ...
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Well - Water - Plumbing, Setup advice

We have a well system in our home, which is multi-story (basement and 2 floors), and I am looking to optimize the setup of the system to make it more efficient. As you can tell from the photo whoever ...
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Pressure Tank Size for a Variable Speed Submersible Pump

Information seems vague or non-existent from pump manufacturers. I need to know what size pressure tank is required for my setup, and all I'm getting is "doesn't need much" or "x ...
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How do I plumb an ADU from a well?

I'm planning to put an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) studio apartment over my garage to use as an office / spare bedroom. The garage is about 50ft from the house, and my house is on a well system with ...
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Found Well in Backyard -- How to install pump?

In my backyard there is this well, I think, that has water in it. As you can see, there is a well casing and then a pipe in between. I have no idea how to install a pump and such, and am not sure ...
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Craftsman HYDROGLASS 390.252282 Replacment pressure guage

My mother's house has this model or similar with the pressure gauge mounted right into the pump itself. Can this gauge be swapped out without draining the water tank? There is no shutoff valve between ...
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Why is my water well tank staying at a constant 40psi even when faucets are turned on?

I have a older style bladder tank that is about 6ft tall. Pressure gauge always reads 40psi, it never gets above or below 40psi. The pressure switch never kicks on or off because the pressure never ...
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Can I put my pressure tank over 200’ from the well head?

I want to winterize my system which means me moving the pressure tank 200’ to a heated structure. Will this cause any problems I should be aware or plan for?
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Winterizing exterior water lines from well

I would like to extend the use of my water system into the winter months. Currently I shut off the water in late October and don’t reopen till early May. My well is 100 yds from my cabin. Water is ...
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Radon Bubbler losing pressure

My radon Bubbler pressure is set 40/60, and is a 35 gallon tank, and my well pump pressure is set to 40/60 and is 25 gallons. Regardless of the amount of water we use day-to-day, periodically the ...
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location of pressure switch

Is it really important where pressure switch is located. My entire system is in a very small crawl space with no electric nearby and switch is at well head about 65 feet away. I was told this will ...
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Three different well pumps not working but have power

We bought a 1hp shallow well jet pump (Everbilt) a couple months ago to move water from a cistern to use in various places on the farm. It stopped working all of a sudden a week ago. Test meter says ~...
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Low output well and high electric bill

We have been trying to figure out why electric bill so high. We have two well pumps, one is 400' deep. Neither one has good output, between 3/4 and 1.3 gallons per minute respectively. Does having a ...
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How can I safely connect a 240v shallow well pump to a switch?

I have a shallow well supplying utility water on a rural property. It's currently plugged into a standard 120v outlet. I'll be running a dedicated 240v circuit using 12/2 cable so I can use the pump's ...
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Sizing a Well Pressure Tank - Size Change

Recently went downstairs to find a floor full of water near my HW Heater, softener and well pressure tank. Checked all 3 units and found multiple pinholes in the side of the pressure tank. Time for ...
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Is the operation of a hard-start domestic water pump improved by the addition of an external soft-start controller?

I have a ½ HP 115V/230V 1PH 60Hz water pump (inside my house) that starts and stops hard. It is connected to a simple on/off pressure switch. The noise at startup is jarring. The quarter-turn ball ...
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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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Water supply has air bubbles in it when the well pump runs?

Yesterday while filling a large container from a garden hose I noticed that periodically some air bubbles would emerge from the hose. The hose is plumbed into a tee close to the main water supply in ...
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What is an internally regulated power generator?

I am looking to add a backup generator to a 10 HP Franklin Electric water well. According to the manual, I can have a significantly reduced size generator if the generator is "internally ...
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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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What is indicated by a well pump temporarily recovering when shutting off the power for several hours?

We have a water pressure issue in all fixtures of the house. We first replaced the whole-house water filter which helped right away, but the next morning there was almost no water (10 psi instead of ...
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Three phase well pump wire colors

This question is not stemming from any immediate practical application. But I am curious about the color of wire insulation used for three phase 208V or 240V well pumps. Looking online I see a lot of ...
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Why do well pumps need 240V when the wattage is not that high?

I want to be able to power my well pump from a battery when the power goes out, but I am learning that well pumps are heavy duty, running at 240V high voltage, even though mine is only 3/4 hp, which ...
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Well system cant keep up

Hello I have a well system and cannot run my 2 hose bibs at the same time. Also my sprinkler system only runs for about 2 mins before my pump runs to 0 pressure in the system. I installed a new ...
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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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Proper wiring for irrigation pump

I'm attempting to reconnect an outdoor irrigation pump and I'm unsure which wires should connect to which terminals (labeled L1 and L2) in the pressure switch. The pump is a Myers HJ100S and the power ...
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Placing a good surge protector on our Fleck 4650 Control Valve (used as well water softener)

The stepper motor / timers on our Fleck 4650 Control Valve for our well water softener dies when lightening strikes happen. I can't find the amperage rating for this device when it's in operation so ...
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My husband left the water running from the hose and the well is dry!

My husband was refilling the hot tub and left the hose on. I have arrived at our cabin to find the well is obviously dry. After reading some of the comments on the site I have unplugged the non ...
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Will a pressure tank allow my well pump to build pressure before shutting off?

I recently hooked up a shallow well jet pump to a 5,000gal tank. It seems primed when I open the outlet valve to pour water in, water flows out. I flip the breaker and it makes an odd rough clicking ...
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Wiring 3 wire well pump to 4 wire supply

220v pump. Old pump has 4 wires, RWBG At the well head the supply has RWBground Old pump use Green on ground. New pump is black, black and green Ok, 2 black supply lines go to Black and Red (Yes ...