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How to insulate main water pipe in vented crawlspace

I am insulating a floor above a vented crawlspace. This is an old house built on piers. I am adding insulation to the floor just above the crawlspace, and closing it with plywood from below to avoid ...
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Multiple pressure tanks sharing a single well pump

We are building in off-grid location, just finished digging a well. We hit 30 GPM at 430ft, soon we will know our water static level. The well pump will be run on solar backed by a diesel gen. We have ...
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Well pump wiring, only red, black, and yellow

I moved into a home where the well has not been working for years. To the control box, there are only 3 wires, red, black, and yellow. So I’m confused as to what I have read online. Since it doesn’t ...
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How to connect to my pump to water lawn

I have a submersible well that feeds my pond thru a 1 1/4 above ground PVC. Where we live, our city water (connected to our home) has the lowest pressure I've ever encountered. So much that I can't ...
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Low voltage relay to control well pump -- would like run unswitched power to subpanel in shed by well

Well is about 130 feet down hill through woods from basement with 200A panel, pressure tank, and 120v pump switch. When they put in the well 17 years ago, I asked that they put in a cord so we could ...
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What size wire would I use with a 115v submersible well pump at 100 feet?

What size wire would I use with a 115v submersible well pump at 100 feet? My well is 80 feet deep. The well is 20 feet from the house. I want to use a 115v pump. What gauge wire can I use? Can I get ...
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Inlet Side Pressure Cut-off Switch for Residential Water Pump?

Are there any residential pump controllers or other device that can be used to cut power to a water pump if the pump inlet pressure falls below a threshold? If so, what are these devices called or ...
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Two pumps pulling water from same source

If I want to pull water with 2 pumps from the same pipe, it is recommended to install check valves so pumps don't interfere with each other when they run at the same time. Basically chat gpt said so :)...
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Camping well pump

I have some land and a camper, I have been hauling in water which is a pain. I do have a shallow well that is about 25 feet down into the ground. I have a pump, so I am curious if I need the pressure ...
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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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Campbell pressure gauge accuracy?

I had a 40/60 well pressure switch leaking and swapped it out with this one. Turned the water back on and noticed it was cutting on at about 42 psi and off at about 63 psi. Additionally, I checked ...
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Can you help explain the components of my water system? [closed]

I've moved into an old stone house in the UK. The water system consists of: Some type of well under the conservatory. It looks very deep and has a good flow rate according to the survey. A ...
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When well pressure gets below 60 psi, pressure drops and well kicks on

When I installed the new pressure switch about a year ago it was set a bit low with the pump turning on at 25 psi and off at 50 psi (I was aiming for 30/60). I just went out there and the pressure ...
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Can a shared well system (2 houses) work independently of each other?

I recently replaced the pressure tank (waterlogged) and pressure switch in my crawlspace that were part of a shared well with one neighbor. The plumber said that these components were the main tank ...
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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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Sprinkler pump runs to repressurize tank even when pump timer is in OFF position [closed]

Sprinkler timer is in OFF position and the pump still runs to pressurize the sprinkler pressure tank. Runs about 20 secs. but at all hours of the day.
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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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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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Keep running out of water when doing a load of laundry specifically

I have a private well. I have no idea when pump was put in. Only lived in the house for about 6 years. As of recently I’ve been running out of water when only doing laundry. Well pump was also short ...
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Ever since water pressure tank replaced, the upstairs has no water when toilets flush, etc

We had a leak in our pressure tank and had it replaced a few months ago. The plumber replaced some of the pipe leading up to the pressure tank, replaced the pressure gauge, and the tank itself. Since ...
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What is the lifespan of PVC pipe in an open loop?

I have an open loop geothermal heat pump. It takes well water and using schedule 40 PVC, sends the water throughout the house to air handlers and then back out to an injection well. The PVC carrying ...
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Relevant NPFA 70 sections for consideration when sizing a deep well pump

Previously I had little experience with well pumps, but after moving into a home with a failed pump in an area where a shallow pump is at 500', I'm beginning to learn a lot. Recently a pump servicing ...
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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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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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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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Where should I inject bleach into a well with a pressure tank? [closed]

Our pump works fine, but I do want to shock it after detecting some coliform. Thing is, I have no idea where to pour the bleach, there doesn't seem to be a simple well cap. I had my septic tank guy ...
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Why is my submersible pump circuit dropping pressure?

Pump wont shut off. Has new pressure switch. Checked pressure tank and tank pressure good. Backflow to 0psi within seconds of shutting power off to pump. Pump only gets up to 48psi while continually ...
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Acceptable distance to pull four 8 gauge wires through 1 inch sch. 40 PVC conduit?

I am trying to figure out the acceptable distance to pull 4ea. 8 gauge wires through 1 inch sch. 40 PVC conduit. This conduit is carrying power from my house to my well pump. The trench has a few ...
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Confirm black hot white hot one double pole 20amp for well

I bought a home on a well. Several years later I am putting in a transfer switch for my gas gen. I have a good understanding of wiring and various wiring needs. Ok - my well is on a double 20amp with ...
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Pressure Tank cycles too often

Well X-Trol 119gal. Old. Pressure switch set at 40-60. At rest and without power to the pump after all water has drained from tank, pressure gauge reads 0. Tank is reading 15lbs of pressure from my ...
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Why isn't my water pump giving enough pressure?

I have an underground cistern with a submersible pump in Mexico. The pump went out for the second time. I think it was a crappy brand so I switched to a new one made by Truper. The specs are ...
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New pump, same problems

Saturday my father and I replaced our well pump as it had gone bad earlier in the week as well as the pressure switch. Today we lost water again. We have a 3/4 hp well pump as well as a 40/60 pressure ...
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Pop off valve on my water well

My 75 psi pop off valve had blown out 3 x’s already and the pressure gauge is reading 80, I bought a 100 so I don’t have to keep changing it out is this ok? What could be causing this problem? It just ...
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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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Can I push unrecoverable water well jet down further and install new jet above?

I have a 2" well with 1" pickup pipe inside. When replacing foot it got stuck in casing and the jet assembly broke just below top threaded section. All pickup pipe was recovered along with ...
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Well Pump Startup Triggers Cut-Off

When the well pump for my sprinkler system turns on, it triggers the low-pressure cut-off on the pressure switch, causing the pump to shut down and leaving the system stuck in a low pressure state. ...
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Will stainless bolts rust more or less than zinc plated when installed in cast iron?

Scenario: I have a 3-seasons ocean side cottage which sources its water from a shallow well via a convertible jet pump with a cast-iron casing/housing. I winterize the water system each fall and the ...
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Occasional (but increasingly frequent) low water pressure in home with well water

We moved to a house that has well water a couple of years ago - my first experience with that. It worked fine for most of our time here, but a couple of months ago we started noticing occasional ...
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Iron removal filter causing substantial reduction in flow rate

I have a drilled well which is about 80m deep with a submersible pump. Its about 10m from my basement, where I have a pressure vessel (at 4 bar) and connections to other parts of the property. All ...
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Why is my shallow well pump cycling on and off after tanks were emptied?

We have a Gould JRS5 shallow well jet pump. Our water tanks were emptied for cleaning. Now that we have refilled them and turned the water pump back on, it cycles on and off continually. Water ...
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New Pressure Switch on Pentair Shallow Well pump, Runs but shows 0 PSI

I just changed the pressure switch on our Pentair Shallow Well pump. We've had it for about 2 years. We've been having well problems for a while. Before the original switch shorted, our water worked ...
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Why is my Borewell pump drawing 6 kW when it's rated 3 kW?

For the past six months there has been increase in my electricity bill. The reason is that the maximum demand is higher (6 kW) than the sanctioned maximum demand (3 kW.) We have a 3HP 3 phase Borewell ...
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Well pump no pressure, lack of lift with 20psi setting?

I just replaced an old Craftsmen shallow well jet pump with a Zoeller, same HP, but the pump is consistently switching off and on and not delivering 1/3 the flow it should. We set the new pressure ...
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Well holding tank float switch - Recommendations needed [closed]

The well for my home has a 5 hp submersible deep well pump wired to a control box and piped into a 500 gallon holding tank. The holding tank is piped to a 1.5 hp booster pump which then goes to the ...
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Temporarily discolored water after pressure tank off for awhile

If I let my pressure tank stay empty for while (usually the result of flushing the toilet a couple times during a power outage), when the power comes back on the water is discolored for a while (30 ...
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How can I hard wire a contactor switch after breaking our float switch? [closed]

We have a pump that turns on with a float switch that is broken and was removed from the contactor switch - so I can't see how it was wired in. The good news is, we have a circuit breaker dedicated to ...
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Well pressure / Water issue

Well depth - 50ish feet? Pretty shallow here. Pump size - unknown Pressure switch - 30/50 Pressure tank PSI - 28 PSI Bought this small house (640sqft, 1bd/ba) about a year ago. The water here has ...
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