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how to test water: any test kits? [closed]

What are available drinking water test kits? I'd like to have some fairly comprehensive test of water. The reason I'm asking is that I have a drilled well water, rather than municipal. The city ...
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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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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 ...
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Well pump cycles, presure switch on and off ,contacts keep breaking in the pressure switch

My pump is set on 40-60 lbs when the pressure gets to the shut-off pressure the contacts in the pressure switch keep breaking off and on. there are 25 lbs different between the line pressure at the ...
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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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Safe to buy brass compression fitting/pipe transition?

I'm putting in a water line from a new well to my house. I've purchased 250psi 1-1/4" CTS poly tubing, it's about a 230' run. I plan on transitioning to PVC underground outside the pump house before ...
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What would cause a pressure gauge to read zero when the pump is running?

We have recently had to replace our foot valve pressure switch and now pressure gauge. What would cause the pressure gauge read 0 when the pump is running and 28 when off? It it won’t shut off by ...
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Pressure Cycling and Suspected Ruptured Line

We're having a bit of trouble with our well and water pressure, and I'm hoping you all might be willing to help us troubleshoot. This is a residential home with a well and a tank with a 40/60 ...
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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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Splice in buried line to well

I am faced with the possibility of replacing my well. I'm hoping to not have to run a new buried power line from the house. Can a buried cable be spliced? If not, then a new well has to be located ...
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Well suddenly adding fine sand

My well suddenly is adding sand to the water supply. Very fine just barely grit, so on the border between sand and silt. I’ve just stopped irrigating, so demand is only household. I can see the ...
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Well pump runs, but bladder tank is empty, and we have no water

My water just all of a sudden stopped working the other day but when we went to check the well pump it was still running, but now he went to check the bladder tank and it is empty. HELP!
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Does Homeowner's Insurance Typically Cover A Broken Well?

My well is horizontally fed through a wall in my foundation. It recently rained a lot and I believe the pipe that feeds my well has been cracked. I had to cut the power to my well pump in order to ...
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Can I just add air to an air-over-water pressure tank?

We have an older well system in a house that we purchased this summer. The information that I have found on the web assumes that there are some valves in the system that I don't have, for instance ...
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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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in-line water filter gets clogged weekly after well-water pipe replacement

About a month ago, the pipe that brings the water from the well into the house was replaced. I have a inline water filter between the water tank and the UV remediation lamp. I replaced the filter with ...
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No water going to tank at all everything is new above ground

I got no water going into the pressure tank on my well but water flows to the house when water is on at the faucet but when you turn off the faucet it doesnt back feed into the tank what can cause ...
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Low pressure after water main pipe replacement

I have well water and the main pipe bringing the water from the well into the house had leak. The pipe was replaced with a new pipe about a month ago. Since then, the water pressure has been ...
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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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How to power a well water pump on the local electric grid

I have a well water pump which I have been operating on a 10KW generator at 220V. Lately, the generator has been having problems so I need to power the pump on my local electrical grid while the ...
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Well water sanitizing and ph balancing questions

The water in our well is fairly acidic (PH 5.6). The only filtration that it has is one of those generic single stage water filter systems. We also have had occasional problems with heavy rain ...
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Will venting an outbuilding's basement well room reduce condensation & mold in summer?

I was advised by our well man, Scott (Barmore Pump Co.) to vent our outbuilding's basement where the well pump and holding tank is located, to reduce the moisture & resulting mold that forms on ...
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Raising Pump pressure

My pump and switch are down the basement, which means the well is even lower, and I have a 2 story house. My pump is currently set at 30/50, and I need more pressure in the upstairs bathroom. I have ...
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Low pressure when using outside hose

We are in the northeast on a well. We have had no issues with inside water pressure or running out of water. Recently, On two occasions, we filled a 240 gal inflatable pool from the outside hose. ...
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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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Pressure tank with no Schrader valve

How do I pressurize an old tank with no air valve m
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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: 1) We've been having a lot of rain in the past ...
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Air in Water Lines - Jet Pump System

Hoping someone may be able to give me some help in figuring out a problem. I just opened up a house last night that had been shut down for over a year with the plumbing system drained and winterized. ...
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Shallow Well - want to use for yard watering

What do I need to use my shallow well to water my garden? I do have electricity available and a hand pump. Thanks 😁
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Water Well Pressure

I have a 60' 2" well with a jet pump. It had a 1/2 HP motor. Recently the pump lost it's prime and I was unable to re -prime. Pulled the 1" pipe out and replaced the foot valve and the two leather ...
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Use cement blocks for egress window well surrounding [duplicate]

I need to make an egress window and the depth below grade is 24". However, most egress window wells at home improvement stores are 20" in height and I need to buy 2 of them which made the cost double....
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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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bladder tank pressure drops quickly as water is running

not isolated the tank reads 50 psi at the Schrader valve, I open a water faucet in the house and the pressure gauge drops quickly down to 40 psi and the pump kicks on going back to 60 psi then gauge ...
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What is expected well pressure wide open no pressure tank

I got 30psi wide open. There is no pressure tank yet.
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How long to pump well out for

What is the procedure for restarting a drilled well? 1st pump was clear, but after that cloudy. How long and how many times to pump to clear it up? Will silt damage the pump? I pumped 4 times ...
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1960's well has groundwater entering

House was built in 1960. Research shows that concrete 'well house' (pit) was the way it was done then. But now groundwater is flowing around and into casing. High flow rate. Proposed fix is to ...
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What is the procedure for restarting a drilled well?

Drilled well hasn't been used in 15 years. I turned pump on 2 years ago by mistake and a bit of water came out of the black PE pipe. I figure at least the water in the well is stale and I should drain ...
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how do I disinfect a well with plain bleach

What is the procedure for disinfecting a well ? is a dug / shallow well different than a drilled well? How much bleach to use and what dilute? Well is 138 feet from top of casing, 128.76 Gal of ...
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Changing from jet pump to submersible

This is something I have never done changing from a jet pump to a submersible, I thought I would ask here prior to calling a friend that is a well tester. I was thinking about replacing my jet pump ...
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Well water system - chlorine tank remains full

We have a well water system. The level in the chlorine tank used to gradually lower and we used to refill. Since the last maintenance guys were here, it remains full. Why would this be?
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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 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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How can I determine existing well PSI / GPM for dedicated irrigation well

I've purchased a home that has an existing irrigation system installed that is hooked up to a well that is exclusively supplying the irrigation system. I live in FL in a very flat area, so we have ...
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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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How can we get maximum life of a water well?

If we found a water well, how can we get the life time of a water well. Is it possible, I could not found the answer on internet search.
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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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What Automatic Transfer Switch can switch between parallel sources without a priority setting so as to run a well pump from either of two homes?

We have two homes sharing a single well. The other homeowner and I want to change our water system so that we each have our own Pressure Tank and we can each run the well pump with power from our own ...
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Ground Water or Well Water? How do I tell?

Problem: I have a puddle at the bottom of a tree and shrub covered slope that will not dry. Situation: My wellhead is above and in-line (i.e. approimately the same distince from the house) with ...