sharing water well...


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Old 10-26-03, 10:09 PM
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Question sharing water well...

Hello!
I am currently living in a trailer with a fully hooked up submersible pump in a well system. I have a new home we are building about 450 feet away with a new pressure tank/switch, etc. that we are trying to figure out how to tie into the existing wiring system. The person who dug the well said it had plenty of water and just use that well for both places.

Now, I want to power the pump from the new residence. I have two pressure tank/switches and one pump. How do I wire this so that both tanks are filled when needed? Do I have to do without check valves? I don't want the water to leak back.

Okay, as you can see, I am confused. But, we have wired the whole house and passed inspection...so we should be able to figure this one out too (with a little help ).

Thank you!
 
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Old 10-26-03, 10:42 PM
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I feed 2 places with one well and dont even have a second tank although its not a bad idea I guess, but you shouldnt even need the second pressure switch, just the one at the well. The check valve at the well should be the only one you need. You do however need a large pipe in between at that distance, I have 1 1/4 I think at about the same distance.
 
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Old 10-27-03, 07:27 AM
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I forgot to add something, if you do add a secondary check valve you need to put it BEFORE the the second bladder tank. As the water heater heats up it needs room for expansion and if it is added after it will raise the pressure on the lines in the house. It also reduces water hammer when shutting faucets off. I think that may be one of the biggest benifits of a secondary bladder tank.
 
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Old 10-27-03, 08:29 AM
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one well + one pump = one pressure switch. You can pipe the water to as many buildings as you like, as long as the pump and well can supply enough water.
 
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Old 10-27-03, 10:47 AM
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MANY THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT!
I will share this with my hubby and win a bet, too! You all have a wonderful day! I know I will!!
 
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Old 10-27-03, 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by DreamWeaver
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT!
I will share this with my hubby and win a bet, too! You all have a wonderful day! I know I will!!
That is totally unfare. You did not tell us you were coopting us onto the other side in the battle of the sexes. It is only fair to allow those that provided you with answers to edit them to the benifit of your hubby to avoid having their mens club passes recinded!
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