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You may have leaves or water creatures plugging the intake and the pump is overheating and shutting down. My farm used to have a 30 hp pump as I have water rights and every week or two I would have go pull the foot (a check valve in the water with a screen around it) and scrape off leaves and salamanders that got stuck. I now run a smaller pump with the same ...


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You have a simple engineering problem. The house well pump has to be able to put out enough water to handle the house loads, plus the washer. I would look for about a 25 to 30% buffer in capacity over the well pump output capability and the pressure washer needs. All bets are off if everyone in the house decides to fill a tub at once, while the dishwasher ...


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The primary factor in the relocation of your well pump will be the climate you live in. If you are in southern Florida and it never freezes, then things may likely work out well for you (no pun intended). If you are in an area that gets freezing temperatures from time to time, things may not work and you could actually do damage to the pump, tank and other ...


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A surface mounted pump can always be moved, yes they are noisy, and inefficient. This last year I changed my jet pump out to a submersible. Happy with the change all lower power bill. If you have a jet there will be 2 lines to the well, basically you shorten these and extend the line to the pressure tank and extend the wiring. So yes it can be done.


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With a three wire pump, you could also investigate whether VFS (variable frequency drive) pump controller/inverter could be used. It would also soft start/stop the pump, and depending upon the inverter one can set it for a lower flow. The downside is that the inverter is about $1k, but the upside is that it may extend the life of your pump, and has greater ...


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The failed test would bother me a lot. I live in a rural part of the country and we’ve installed a lot of septic and well systems. None fail. There’s a reason for the failed test. If the septic system is about to fail, it could be diverting sewer water towards the well. (Water flows in the direction of least resistance.) Every septic system has to have a ...


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