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This is not a place where at home test kits will do a particularly good job. They tend to be vague... I hope that "you are less interested" in the free city test because you have already used it. That's not something to be unconcerned about in a drinking or washing water well. You may be able to get some other "free" testing (i.e. water softener dealers ...


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The purpose of using 240V is to reduce the voltage drop over the 500+145' wiring length. Normally you associate 240V with high-power loads like a water heater, but that's not the case here. However, generators that small are generally only 120V. Unless you're going to do something fancy with a transformer, you'll be forced up into a 3000W+ generator ...


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Realistically the smallest generator you can find that has a 240v receptacle is usually rated around 3500w. For an actual calculation the nameplate rating for the pump would be nice, but it's probably submerged. A typical Franklin 1 hp pump draws about 5A @240v, you need a minimum of 50% overhead for startup, that gets you to 1800w, plus whatever ...


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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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