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Shallow well pressure loss

I am experiencing loss of pressure with my pressure tank. More and more frequent I am losing water. The pressure gauge when I check it is zero. When up and working pressure switch seems to close at 4⁰ ...
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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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How can I figure out how to remove this pipe?

I'm beginning work on finishing my basement and am removing things from the walls before insulating and framing. In one corner, about a foot and a half off the ground, there's a copper(?) pipe that ...
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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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What should be changed in this well-source residential water system to prevent future leaks?

I have a system which has experienced 2 valve housing failures in 6 years. The valves were both 1" brass quarter-turn shutoffs at the entry point into the house for the water supply. After the ...
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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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What type of filter system is this, and what type of replacement should I look for?

I am working in a very old house, and this tank is sitting in the basement, connected to an expansion tank. The water for the house comes from a well. The water from the well comes into the expansion ...
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Egress window well - can't drain to weeping tile because I keep hitting concrete

I am installing an egress window in the basement of a house built in Colorado in 1965 (maybe those details will help?). I have dug the well ~12" below where the bottom of the new window will be. ...
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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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How to hook up two water well pressure tanks?

Our high-producing well & pump need two bladder pressure tanks. How should those be hooked up? I've come up with two possible configurations. Do either of these work? Is one considered the "...
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How do I clean my water well's filter and how often?

What is the procedure for periodically flushing (to clean) this filter (shown)? I open red valve for a couple seconds. But how to do I flush out the junk that I can see in the filter? Filter uses a ...
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New well pump, and foot valve and suction line

Ok to explain alittle, our well pump went out... I replaced pump... then the foot valve clogged and sucked the suction line flat causing it to fall off... and suck air... I then replaced foot valve ...
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Pump well and hot water heater

I have a few questions honestly. I work away on towboats so I'm away from home a lot when things go bad, my fiance contacted me to let me know the hot water heater is leaking in the house and has been ...
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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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Well pump keeps losing prime - no leaks in system

I've been chasing this problem for a few months now. My well pump loses prime and throws air into the lines if I run the system hard - that means doing a large load of laundry, dishes, flushing ...
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Why Lost of water pressure after changing well tank

So we just changed our almost 20 year old 20l red lion pressure tank since leaking, we put in 21l red lion again, kept same set up connecting to it we just used new pipes, checked air pressure on new ...
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Relocate bladder and transducer?

I keep having surging problems on my well. It has the variable speed pump (2 hp ) with Aquavar Solo pump controller and inline bladder about 60' down. Can I install a pressure tank and transducer in ...
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Why are there suddenly sparkly particles in my well water?

I've contacted multiple well companies and no one can help me, so I'm asking here for alternate opinions. I moved into a new home and have been here for a year. I have a bored well about 75 ft deep ...
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Water shuts off and faucets spit air. Well system

Recently my water has been cutting off for 10 or so seconds while taking a shower. Now Everytime I turn the water on the faucets sputter like they are releasing air. This happens everywhere in the ...
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How to secure a window well cover to concrete and siding

I am having trouble figuring out the best way to secure a plastic window well cover to our house, and the cement window well (if needed). My dad will help me if I can instruct him what to do. The one ...
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Will these measures lower my water's iron levels? [closed]

I recently had a well installed and had a professional come out and perform a water sample. It turned out that the water from the well is high in iron. This wasn’t a surprise to me since my mother, ...
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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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Why isn't my new pressure tank filling?

I replaced the pressure tank as the old one wouldn’t hold air. The new one was changed to 38 lbs. so I lowered it to 28 to match the power controller of 30/50. There was low pressure before I change ...
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Well water solution tank

I recently bought a home back in October of last year and everything has been running smoothly since then. The level in the solution tank goes down as it should however, when it reached the 40 mark on ...
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Temporary water supply shut off to a gas oil fired furance

I have a oil fired furnace that supplies all hot water to the house (the house is on well water)including base board heat. If I shut the main supply off where it enters the house in order to install a ...
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Can I put 1.5-inch Schedule 40 pipe inside a 2-inch metal pipe to reline my shallow well?

I use a shallow well in my backyard to water my lawn. It's about 25 feet deep and has water starting at about 12 - 15 feet yearly. The well pipe is 2" in diameter, and I believe has a leak that ...
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Is my well pressure correct?

I have a private well system. The water pressure doesn’t seem correct. I’m seeing cut-in and out of 30 - 60. Everything I read says there should be a 20psi difference. Should I attempt to adjust my ...
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Submersible well hasNew tank andpressure switch all plumbing new on surface. Water great for 6-7 gallons, water stops then back 30 seconds

Submersible well; Has New tank and pressure switch all plumbing new on surface. Submersible pump 150' down. Hose pressure great for 5-8 gallons then no water. Shut off for 30 seconds and water is back ...
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How does rain water get into my window well

My window well has been filling with water - the base takes about 15 mins to fill before I have to empty with the manual pump - not very efficient especially at 3am. I’m in CO and we have had days of ...
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5hp submersible pump, dual purpose: irrigation and home use

I just had a new 4" open well drilled (Florida) with 5hp submersible pump. The primary use of the well is irrigating 1.5ac property. I also want to use the same well and pump as a backup for our ...
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Can I use my SpeedQueen washer with well & septic?

We are buying a house with well & septic. Well was tested at 6.6 gpm and the septic system checked out okay. This will be the first time I'm not on public utilities and I am stressed. Just 2 ...
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How to Troubleshoot 25-foot Drilled Well and/or Supply Line

Background: Shallow drilled well (25ft) at a 3-seasons cottage. Has a single supply line to a jet pump Water system turned off for winter, and reopening around this time typically, when reopening, it ...
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Sudden Sulfur Smell from well water

We recently (about 8 months ago) had a 475 foot well dug drilled on our property. We are building a home slowly and are only just putting in a hot water heater this week, so we know it’s not an issue ...
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Irrigation well under pressure, why is that?

I am located in Florida. I have an irrigation well and when I open the valve for the pipe that is on the top of the well, the water is under pressure. Pump is mounted on the side and is a surface ...
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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 well pump overpressurizing?

I have a Franklin 3/4 hp submersible pump 100’ deep in my 5” well bore. I just replaced it as it was showing a consistent overload light on my pump controller. I made sure to test it after I pulled it ...
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Water stops working then turns back on. Black water with sediment

We replaced our pump 2 months ago. The water since then will have pressure then go to a trickle then come back up to pressure. Last week it has not done that. It has had full pressure. But yesterday ...
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Pressure well tank and pressure switch installed

I just installed a new 32 gal well pressure tank as well as a new pressure switch regulator psi 40/60. I set pressure switch at 37. When I turn on the breakers to well pump, water and the pressure ...
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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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120V tap off 240V 30A water pump circuit

My well is powered by a 240V 30A circuit, the only circuit to the well house and the expansion tank and pressure switch. I want to winterize the lines in the well house with a heat tape, but the only ...
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Max pressure I can set my well to?

I am new to having a well and the pressure in our house is OK, but not incredible. The well sits about 100 ft. from the house. We have 2 20 Gallon pressure tanks next to the pump. The pressure switch ...
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Well line cover is leaking in heavy rain. What is the likely fix?

My well line comes in at this point below. The water line itself is just the Pex but it’s wrapped in a PVC-like cover. There is water coming in from the PVC cover in heavy rain. It’s coming through ...
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How to use pool tablets to shock well

I decided to shock my well to make sure there wasn't any bacteria in the well. Originally I was going to use liquid bleach but I spoke with a well person and they told me to crush up a pool chlorine ...
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How do I identify my well water pressure issue?

I noticed my washer wasn't get much water pressure so I took the screen off the hose and cleaned it and now the pressure is great. The problem now is every time I use my washer, halfway through ...
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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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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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Well water main frozen

Location northern British Columbia near Smithers BC. We recently bought this old log cabin and are fixing up. A few days ago we had an unprecedented cold front that brang temperatures ranging from -30 ...

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