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Why is the recommended pressure for a bladder tank 2 psi less that well pump activation pressure

If I want the well pump to start less frequently, why should NOT the pressure of the bladder tank be GREATER than the well pressure start setting. I have a 30-50 well pump pressure switch which kicks ...
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well pressure switch in barn, pressure tank in house

My well control setup is in the unheated barn. I tried to keep the pump room heated for a few years but am tired of replacing pressure tanks that freeze up over the winter due to electricity being ...
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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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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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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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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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Well water pressure changing rapidly

I’m hoping someone could help us. We noticed an issue with our water pressure, it seems to fluctuate every 20 seconds or so. We are still able to use our water but it’s become a lot more noticeable. I ...
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What do I do with this pipe/well that is flooding the front yard?

I recently moved into my house and found this in the front yard which was disguised as a birdbath. After winter, I took a step near the "birdbath" only for my foot to sink 8 inches in the ...
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Overflooding because the tons of rain? or is the WELL- PUMP broken?

About two weeks ago, I noticed there is water slowly coming up from around the well-pump pit and puddling around the well-pump. Here are some facts: We've been having a lot of rain in the past month,...
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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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Well pump will not shut off

Recently replaced an inline ball valve and now the well pump will not shut off when up to pressure. Since the valve wad the first from the holding tank i had to drain it. What's the solution to this ...
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alternate or no Insulation over heat tape

Can I operate a well pump with no pressure tank by using the breaker as a switch? I have about 10 feet of well PE black pipe from the ground in the crawl space to the utility closet (inside heated ...
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New well pressure tank short cycling

I have a 3/4HP well for my lawn sprinkler system. I recently changed the pressure gauge, the pressure switch (set to 20/40) and a new pressure tank (18PSI from the factory). When I turn on the power,...
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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 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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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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Chemical Injection Valve for Static Inline Mix Chamber

I have well water. The water is acidic and needs Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) solution added to adjust the pH. The system has a Pulsa Feeder static inline mixing chamber, part no STM100-PVC. The NaOH is ...
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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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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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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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Pressure tank location

We are purchasing a home with a shared well with the neighbor. The pressure tank is in the house we are purchasing. We are destroying the house therefore the tank will need to be relocated outside. ...
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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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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 air in water lines from well - submersible pump

Two weeks ago, I noticed air in our water line. It came mostly in small spurts but greatly increased when the toilets were filling. The plumber suspected the check valve at the submersible pump. ...
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Why does one pressure tank on my well only pressurize partly?

I have three homes on my well pump. Each home has its own bladder type well tank. One is a 20 gallon, one is a 24 gallon, and one is a 62 gallon. The well pump cut in/cut out is 30/40. I set the air ...
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Replacing old well tank that is leaking

I have taken on the task of replacing a well tank for my grandmother. Well I didn’t realize there was this much to the well tanks. I believe she has a air-over water tank. It has an inlet about middle ...
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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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Using reverse osmosis (RO) to reduce arsenic in well water?

I have a well with 1.9 ug/L total arsenic (As). Yes this is below the EPA action level of 10 ug/L. However, most states do have warnings indicating that longer term consumption of As below that level ...
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How would you build a well cover for a dug well?

The well is about 3 foot square, made out of cinder blocks. The blocks stick up out of the ground about 1 foot. I want something simple and light to keep rain, dirt, animals out. The well is in heavy ...
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how can i attach a t-post to my well casing to allow an outlet to be mounted?

There is no ability to drive the post into the ground as there are close gas, water and power lines. Hose clamps don't seem to be strong enough, nor wire ties. I could consider a 'doghouse' right on ...
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Can i reuse a water string filter with a backflush and vinegar flush

Water here is very hard. String filter is caked up after 3 weeks. Thinking backflush and wash with vinegar, reuse one time. The new filters are 4.5 inch and at replacing every 3 weeks, thats going ...
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Can I get rid of my sump pump?

My job moved me cross country and we bought a house (3 yrs old) that sits on a hill. It has a walk-out basement and the hill slopes away from there, yet the house was built with basement drainage ...
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Grounding and neutral in a well pump shed

I am working on a pre existing pump shed. The shed is 150 feet from the main panel. For some reason the neutral has dropped. It is probably damaged. The pump still works because it doesn't require a ...
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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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Choosing a well filter for household use

I need help with selecting the appropriate equipment to filter well water in the US for rural household use. Current situation: Greensand iron and hydrogen sulfide filter that has failed. Installed ...
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How do I pick a well drilling company?

It seems like well drilling comes down to them showing up and charging you for time and potentially materials. If they drill a dry well, you pay for that. I live in a rural area and am looking at ...
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What to do with an old sump well?

I've recently found what appears to be an old sump well on my property. It's been buried by dirt and debris, but once that was cleared I now have a 22.5" diameter hole in the concrete that appears to ...
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Well pump issues for irrigation system

I bought a house a few years ago and am finally getting around to working on the irrigation system. I have what I believe are two separate wells for outside water - one for the irrigation system and ...
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Will low well water pH cause plumbing damage or health problems?

Our well has been having some bacteria issues so we are installing a UV filter system. The installer also recommended a system to correct the acidic quality of our water which is PH 6.0. He said it ...
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Significant air in water lines

Almost a month ago we had a new well tank installed, the brand is called Mainline. Immediately after installation we had lots of air in the lines. We have a small tenant house on the premises and a ...
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Air in cold water line from well. How do we replace the check valve?

Reading this question, I suspect we have a bad check valve. How can we tell and how do I replace it? I have a submersible pump in a 100ft deep well and a pressure tank in my basement with a single PVC ...
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Water line pressure slowly drops & well kicks in every 20 minutes. Replaced Check Valve Worked for 2 days & then same problem

My Well Pump was kicking on & off every 20 minutes (like clockwork) because of a slow drop in water pressure. I had a Well Contractor come out who found no leaks in the pipe and replaced all of ...
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Well Pump Setup: Best Materials to Use for Pipes

I live in Southwest Florida, and we have well water. I am in the process of redoing our whole well input plumbing setup and wondering about the best materials to use. This is what I'm proposing as a ...
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Yard hydrant on top of well?

Well with pitless adapter. Cold climate. Water lines installed at 8 feet below grade. Right now to irrigate my orchard, the water goes from the well, 200 feet to the house via 1" line, then 200 ...
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Generator size for well pump

Well, pump and pressure tank installed in 2018, 500 ft uphill from house. Separate grid service to well, with professional installed transfer switch with 4-prong connector for generator. In panel, ...
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Can a well pump be moved from inside to outside?

Due to the noise and unsightliness of the pump, wife is wondering if we can move it outside...
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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 can I fairly distribute water pressure and flow throughout my home?

All new home plumbing. Well fed, so we have our own booster pump and we control the water inlet pressure. My goal is to split the house into four "zones" that I can turn off, independently with a ...
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Well Inspection Failed

Looking at buying a house that is on Sepctic and a private Well. Got the well inspection back, and failed for Total Coliform (Ecoli and Nitrate Level are fine). The septic is on the other side of ...
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Well pump ends up overwhelmed. How can I solve this?

I have moved into a house with a well. Occasionally if too many water uses occur the pressure tank is expended and it trips the switch to off and it stops running. If I go down and reprime the ...