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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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What size wire do I need for my 50A, 350' well circuit?

I am adding a meter to my home that will be monitoring my well which is approximately 350’ from my home. I will be running the wire underground and it is only supplying 50 amps. No other items on ...
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Is this a problematic amount of passive water usage?

Sorry I don't have any data about depth of well or any other history of it. Trying to help out an elderly friend and they are not very clear on some details. Water meter shows about 0.10 gallons per ...
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Submersible well pump randomly tripping thermal protection

I have a 2 year old 4" submersible well pump which sometimes triggers the thermal protection. If I turn it back on, it continues to run properly and at some point (could be hours, could be days, could ...
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Safe to use old well?

When I moved in the old owner told me there was another well in addition to the one the house uses. He said they drilled it and it didn't provide enough flow so they abandoned it and drilled a new one....
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Copper corrosion, well water

My well water pH is 7.06 as measured by an accurate and calibrated tool used for wine making. I have around 15 gpg of hardness. My question is why I am getting between .5 - 1.0 mg/L of copper in my ...
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Can I use my existing well/pump to run water to detached garage?

We have a detached garage that we want to convert to living space/in law quarters, but there is currently no water and we are on a well. Would I need a second well for the garage? Or is it possible ...
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Intermittent Water Flow And Potentially Busted Pipe

We have a well that has been causing us some trouble. The pressure gauge/pressure switch assembly on our water tank is older and rusted due to the high calcium/mineral content in our water here. (1.)...
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Can I move well pipe from under front steps and still satisfy Connecticut code?

I have a problem with my well pipe - it leaks in the spring (when snow melts). As you can see from image below - multiple hack repairs were attempted by previous owners. I was going to excavate the ...
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How to properly remove water and debris from basement window well?

I was recently washing my house and noticed that a significant amount of water has collected in two of my basement window wells. Unfortunately I cannot simply pump this water out as it is mixed with ...
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Well pipe leaking at where pipe comes to the house. (Images, Video)

so here's my problem here: Well pipe leaking - images Well pipe leaking - video ^ This was recorded march 28-th (so during spring thaw). Since it wasn't dripping since the spring - my assessment ...
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What is this part of the well pump/tank called, and how can I fix it?

I just replaced the pressure switch on a home water system. I primed the pump and pressure built up and water came out. Water was dirty at first but it was clearing up (it hadn't been run for a ...
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Can I run 2 well tanks from 1 well

I have a detached garage that is in between the well and the house. As it stands, the tank in the house is not sufficient for watering the lawn, and so I would like to get a bigger one anyhow. Since ...
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Does shale rock call for a larger well diameter?

I recently bought a house in the western most Finger lakes, in between Hemlock, Honeoye and Canadice lakes. The house needs a new well. I've gotten one quote so far -- $10,000 for the well and all the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Submersible well pump trips breaker

I am working on a house that sat vacant for a few years. The pressure tank had a leak on the bottom from rust. So a new tank was installed along with new pressure switch 30/50 and gauge etc. There was ...
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Well pump runs 15 seconds then off for 105 seconds until pressure is full.

Well is 165 feet deep according to county records. Well pump is approximately 100 feet deep (string and plumb bob so it's approximate at best). New pressure switch 40/60. Tank drained and aired up to ...
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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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New Pressure Tank Woes

I have a new pressure tank (WX-202) and don't think it's set up properly. Set at 40/60, I should have a drawdown of 5.4 gallons according to spec. I'm getting about 3.5 gallons before the pump kicks ...
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groaning noise as water stops. well water

Power had gone out . wife tried using water till it stopped flowing. Now power back on but hearing a groaning noise when using the water. Is air in the line? how do I stop this noise. I do also have a ...
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Device to help find my buried well

So, I am in need of something that will help me find my buried well cap. Basically I want to attach something small to the end of a steel line and then track with the phone through the ground. I've ...
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Pipe Size from well to house

I'm new to owning a house with a well and am looking to clean up piping and well equipment as it is all from the 70's and I'm experiencing strong sulfur smells in my water. From the specs I've ...
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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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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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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 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 ...