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How to protect footvalve from sticking open by sediment?

Of late there is seepage of surface water into my open well. This is further aggravated by agglomeration of decaying leaves from a neem tree over the well itself. Its an old well - about 30ft across - ...
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pressure tank overcharging

I replaced my 1/2 hp well pump a month ago, after over a decade of use. All seemed well until short cycling began. I hope I am using that term correctly. Essentially what is happening is the pressure ...
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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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What tools do I need to replace a water pump pressure gauge?

Do I need to buy tools to be able to change the tank pressure gauge?
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Water pressure drops in well water home, stops completely for 5-10 minutes, then comes back full pressure

I have read through other similar posts and it doesn't quite match my problem, so bear with me lol. We had a massive leak under the house and our landlord called a plumber out to fix it. He turned ...
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How long should it take for a well pump to fill the tank after a power outage?

Power out for 11 days. Just came back and well pump is running but no pressure inside house or outside. How long for 50 gallon tank to fill. will that give us pressure when tank is full?
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Jet water pump runs forever and water tank never fills

I just bought a new house that was winterized and vacant for about 6 months. It has a deep well with a jet pump. When I turn the pump on, the tank does not fill up but water does come out of the ...
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Adjusting well pump pressure

We have a 40/60 pump currently, but we feel like the pressure is extremely low inside the house. I have not had a chance to check the air pressure in the tank yet, but that will be done this weekend. ...
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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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Depressurized pressure tank - how to pressurize again

We have a freshwater bore and I recently replaced the very old pump with a 1hp Pentax pump and Trevoli 18 litre pressure tank system. For reasons I won't go into, the pressure tank has lost its ...
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Why did we lose water pressure after cleaning well pump?

After we had our pump cleaned out, all the water pressure in the house (shower, bathroom sink, kitchen sink, etc) has gotten worse than it was before the cleaning. I called someone to service our ...
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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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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 it possible to hook up a hose to my well pump?

I have a well pump that goes and pull water from an aquifer. I'd like to hook up a hose to it and water some plants that my sprinkler system cannot reach very well. Is it possible to do this? ...
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well pump keeps turning on and off every few seconds

I woke up this morning to find that the water feeding the toilets in the house was full of dirt/mud/silt. After taking a look at my well pump system I found that the pressure switch keeps turning the ...
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Borewell circuit box button coming out

When i turn on my borewell, after some minutes it stop pulling water and there is a button on circuit board which come out. When i press it in and restart the borewell it just start working and after ...
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Could I use a pressure washer with a well pump?

Could I use a pressure washer on a house with a well pump? Should I be concerned about the pump running for a long period of time i.e. 4 hours? half a day while we wash the outside of the house?
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Connecting well to home using water hose

I had a new well pump installed they used 1 inch tubing and connected it to my 3/4 water lines....it has popped all my joints and flooded my back yard. Had to shut power off to the pump and stop all ...
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What would cause air to be pushed into pipes from a well tank?

The faucets have been hissing of air for the passed few months, and it has been getting progressively worse. It is usually worse in the morning when we get up and in the evening when we get home. We ...
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Is there risk in getting a larger pressure tank for my well pump?

My pump tank has a leak in it, and so needs to be replaced. The current tank is a 36 gallon tank, similar to this one. Is there any risk in upgrading to a 52 gallon tank, such as this one? I would ...
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208x240 buck boost transformer putting out ~260v

I recently installed a buck-boost transformer in one of our buildings with 208Y/120v service to support a 1hp submersible well-pump rated for 230v single-phase. The transformer is a GE 9T51B0158 ...
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Turning off and on well pump

I bought a shallow well pump (WAYNE SWS100 1 HP) and I have my sprinkler system installed in ground and hooked to valves inside valvebox. Since this is my first time doing this I wanna make sure I ...
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Is a high electric bill for a pump house caused by a well pump running constantly?

I recently had to turn on the electric for a shared well in my name. I got a bill and it's as high as what my house bill is. The well is the only thing connected to the electric in the well house. We ...
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well pump pressure range too much from highest to lowest

I have a new pump installed that is made for kicking on and off with one gallon tank (according to installer). Basically no storage tank needed. However, in pursuing an intermittent problem I had ...
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Why does the well pump continuously draw large current?

The pump is a submersible type around 100ft down. It is rated at 1.5 HP ~ 1.1 KW and is around 3 yes old. The manufacturer's spec sheet mentions a full load current of 9.2 A. 1.1KW/230 gives me a ...
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How do I fix a Well Pump that is on Constantly?

Recently my well pump started running 24/7. What might be wrong, and what are the steps I would take to fix the issue?
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Submersible Well Pump Quits Under High Demand

Our well is about 70 - 80 feet deep and has a 19 year old 1/2 HP Gould submersible pump feeding our pressure tank. Under normal household usage (washing, showering, etc) we do not see any problems ...
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Can my generator power my deep well water pump?

I have a 120/240 volt generator with an output of 3250 watts peaking at 3750. I want to be able to power my well water pump but I'm getting conflicting answers on whether this generator packs enough ...
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Replacing pressure gauge on water holding tank

The water coming in from the well is supplied by thick rubber type pipe cut and angled with metal bands. There is no cut off valve to the water holding tank. I need to replace the pressure gauge (...
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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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why do i get cold water during the shower every time the pump kicks on

I just had a new 50 gal electric water heater with a new 4 gal expansion tank installed. On a submersible well pump. I have hammering every time the pump kick on which happens every time any water is ...
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Running Water through Air Injection Softener with no power

Im in no way a plumber so forgive me if this is a silly question. I am on a well water system with an air injection softener. Last night, the circuit breaker its on shorted out. Im really at a loss ...
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How can I replace a pressure gauge on a well pump?

The gauge on my well pump is shot (reads 0, even when there is good pressure). I've purchased a replacement, so what are the steps I should follow to replace it?
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Wiring a 220v pump with 2 hots to a controller

I have a 220v pump that has two terminals. They are connected to the circuit breaker with both hots, the neutral isn't connected to anything on the pump. I'm trying to hook up a controller (relay) ...
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Troubleshooting well pump low pressure shutoff

The pressure switch controlling my shallow well jet pump has a low pressure shutoff. For the past couple of months it has been tripping due to low pressure more frequently than I would expect - about ...
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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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Well pump runs constantly; Pressure tank doesn't fill

I have a well and pressure tank (Well-X-Trol WX-250). Upon troubleshooting low water pressure in our home, I discovered that our pressure tank is never filling and our well pump is running constantly....
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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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Low pressure with shallow sand point, increased pressure tank to 86 gallon, how do I use more of the water in the tank before the pump turns on?

I have had really low water pressure. I have a 3 year old Sta-rite 1/2 hp jet pump and a 30' deep, 12 fixtures and a house built 12 years ago. I get about 3 mins of decent pressure then the pump ...
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Does a pressure tank need to be near the water fixtures?

Currently my well only feeds my house, which contains the pressure switch and tank. The well is about 300-400 feet away from the house. I need to hook up some water troughs and an outbuilding whose ...
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Turn on and off well, water pressure goes up drastically

I was watering the garden and the water pressure went down to maybe 2 psi on the gauge I tried turning off the well pump 220 breaker for ten seconds and back on. I heard a pffft when it came on and ...
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Well breaker tripped we ant reset it

I was in the shower and water just shut off. The breaker tripped we tried resetting it all it does is hum then its off again. We have no water. What can we do
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How can I get this pump casing off the motor?

I have a Monarch MJC-50 shallow well jet pump (1/2 hp) and I want to tear the pump portion down to clean, inspect, and rebuild as it isn't delivering the pressure it used to (and I have ruled out all ...
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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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How to run chlorine feeder at the same time well pump is running

I have a chlorine feeder (120v Stenner 45) that is supposed to run at the same time my well pump (240v) is running. Currently they are set up on separate pressure switches, with the chlorine feeder ...
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Low water pressure

Our house was built in 1986. The water pressure has decreased gradually. About 4 years ago we replaced the submerged pump (we have a well and septic). It didn't help the water pressure. I adjusted ...
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What size Generator and what voltage and amps to power a large 3 phase well pump?

I recent obtained my dads old place and since it sat for so long the generator was stolen and so was our water tank, and now I am in the process of replacing the large generator and I wanted to see ...
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Electrical - Please review my well pump installation

I just finished wiring up my irrigation well pump. The circuts were 240V from the main panel outside to the a pump start relay. The relay is controlled by my rain bird. Everything is working and no ...