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Well water going out

We bought our house 6 months ago, found out our well is 305 ft deep, our neighbords (200 yards away) don't have water issues so I know it can't be dry and their well is shallower than ours. If we run ...
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Water well electric source

The electric source of my water well is a circuit box on a house that is to be demolished. I want to keep the electricity to the water well. What are my options?
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What is this valve for on my well pump?

What is the purpose of this hose valve on my well pump? It is standard garden hose shutoff valve. I do have a pressure vessel that sits on top of the pump that feeds my irrigation system as well as an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Catalytic Carbon or Birm for iron removal

I took a water test that has the following results: (acceptable standard in parenthesis). Total hardness: 100ppm (<50ppm) Alkalinity: 120ppm (<180ppm) pH: 7 (6.5-8.5) iron: 5+ ppm (<.3ppm) ...
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Well water in whole-house water filter turning green

I've been adding windows to my outdoor shed housing my well and water filter. The filter looks like the image below. After adding these windows, I'm now noticing the inside of the filter is green, ...
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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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Strange water pressure

We have well water and Im unsure if that is a factor in all of this but after replacing new shower heads (we have two in one shower) I have noticed the water in every room in the house comes out slow ...
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Choosing the right replacement pump for well

I have a 40 foot deep 6 inch drilled well. Currently it has an old 3/4 horsepower jet pump, but it is shedding bits of rusty metal into the return pipe which are getting clogged in the foot valve. ...
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Can I move the location of the well equipment?

Our well is located under the giant metal sheet that is in the picture below. I don't like that it is in our driveway. Is there any way that I can move the "plumbing" over like 10 feet? I don't really ...
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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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Front yard flooding, drainage help needed

[Front yardThe front of my yard faces the main road, which is on a higher grade than my driveway. My driveway dips for the first approx. 5 feet, then dips back up towards my garage, this causes water ...
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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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Acid Water Neutralizer - How To: AquaPure Neutralizer use and maintenance

I recently purchased a new home and it appears to have come equipped with an Aqua-Pure Acid Water Neutralizer system, model APUN100 (not APUN100-LW as that seems to be the only thing I can find ...
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Well water pressure

A month ago had the well pump replaced because we had no water. The plumber said our pump went bad. It was about 20 years old. They told us then that our well depth was 225. We have slowly been ...
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How to turn off water to replace main shutoff on private well

My mother is on well water. Her main shutoff vale is quite old and nearly impossible to turn. I'd be comfortable replacing it (probably soldering a new one, or for sure a compression fitting) but don'...
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Getting the most out of a low yield well

I have a low yield well: it's only 27 feet deep which is a big part of the problem. Recently a neighbor had their well re-dug to 350 feet which I guess lowered the water table, because ever since we ...
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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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Changing pressure of well only by pressure switch?

We have 2 20 gal pressure tanks and a 40 / 60 Square D pressure switch. I was talking to my well installer and he said they typically set the tanks to 20psi and regulate the pressure only by the ...
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Can water be pumped from an unused well to a home site?

I am having some land subdivided to build on, and the orig property has 2 wells, one which is not being used. If it is viable, how would I get water from that well to my house, to avoid digging ...
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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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Digging a well, hitting a rock

I am digging a well with a hand-powered auger. I am 20 feet down and I am hitting a rock. How can I break up this rock so I can continue digging?
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Well pump pressure loss

We have owned the house for 5 years and not had any water pressure issues. The pressure gauge on the pipe to the pressure tank has been rusted since we bought the house. The pressure tank is blue and ...
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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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Sealing the inside of a water well to use it as a reservoir?

We've had unusually dry weather and our well has run so low that we had to call in a water hauling company to refill it a few days ago. The water man told me that even though he dumped in ~ 1000 ...
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How do I fix a loose brick on the corner of a tree well?

I have a loose brick on a recently made tree well. I have Quikrete Type S mortar and I'm planning on getting a trowel. What are the steps to remove the existing mortar on the brick (which is ...
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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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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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How high can I adjust water pressure in my well tank?

I have a well with a pressure tank that supplies household water. I'm replacing the pressure switch because it's old and faulty. I see that pressure switches come in 20/40, 30/50 and 40/60 psi presets....
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Small geyser coming out of the basement floor

My house is 40 years old. I have had basement flooding issues for years. With heavy rain, water comes out of my floors. I have a sump pump that takes care of it. Despite knowing better, Ive been able ...
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The soil over the pipe from the well is subsiding

The soil over the pipe from our well to our house has been subsiding for the last five years. I'm looking for advice about what might be causing it and what I can do to fix it. There are about 100 ...
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Could treated water backflow into my RO system?

This may be a bit of an odd question, but where I live, the well water is extremely bad. The amount of sulfer in the water makes it unusable for anything other than washing dishes and laundry. I had ...
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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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What could cause faucets to spit and sputter only in the fall/winter?

Except in summer, faucets sputter and spit. What could be letting air into the system? In this case the setup is in the Northeast USA, New York State, with a pressure bladder tank, and shallow well. ...
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How do you find underground pipe and wires to a private well and how deep would they be?

I need to terrace some stairs into a steep hill, but my well is at the bottom of the hill and my house is at the top. Therefore there has to be pipe and wires going up the hill somewhere. I don't know ...
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Well pump stops working after 30 minutes

Where I live I have well water. Ever since I bought the house, 14 years ago, the pump has stopped working after approximately 30 to 45 minutes. At that time you head on down to the basement and lift ...
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Can I use a pool pump to drain a shallow well?

I have a shallow well with a broken pump at the bottom that I need to service. The local classifieds are saturated with pool pumps and I got the idea to use one of those, but I'm not sure about ...
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How can I tap an unused well for outdoor watering?

I own the lot next to our house. We had a well drilled, thinking we would build there. Plans changed and now it just sits. The plan now is to plant about 100 trees. Is there a way to tap that well for ...
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Well (Water) Troubleshooting

I have a 20g Pressure Holding tank. When I turn on the outside faucet, I notice low pressure after a while. When I go to the control unit connected to the pressure tank, I see the pressure drop from ...
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how can I reduce manganese, hardness, radon, and prescence of coliforms in well water?

I'm purchasing a home in NH and just received my comprehensive water test from the inspector. Here are the marks I'm most alarmed at. Hardness 264 (want it under 75) Manganese: .51 (want it under .05)...
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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 ...