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12-09-08, 03:57 PM
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the well pump is a 5 hp sub drive that I...

the well pump is a 5 hp sub drive that I installed. there is a 120 volt solenoid valve on the line that fills the pond and on the irrigation line. the well pump is not the problem at hand. it...
12-08-08, 07:05 PM
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Posted By waterwellguy

water well automation

i have a bit of an electrical control problem that i cannot figure out. i have drilled a well for 2 purposes. 1: fill a pond; 2: irrigation. the pond fill and irrigation are controlled by...
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Posted By waterwellguy

new pipe would be cheap insurance compared to...

new pipe would be cheap insurance compared to developing a leak and having to pull the pump again. i would not use roll pipe again though. there is a chance that you will kink it going back in, and...
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you can take the leather o ring to a pump supply...

you can take the leather o ring to a pump supply house. if they don't have one in stock, they can order one. leather o rings are readily available.
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Posted By waterwellguy

the largest 2 wire motor made is 1 1/2 hp, so if...

the largest 2 wire motor made is 1 1/2 hp, so if you have a 3 hp pump it has to be a 3 wire single phase motor, unless you have 3 phase power available-very unlikely. that means there has to be a...
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Posted By waterwellguy

NO! a tank by itself will not boost the pressure...

NO! a tank by itself will not boost the pressure to a specific part of a system. you can add a centrifugal booster pump to the system to increase pressure to your shower. as earlier stated,...
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Posted By waterwellguy

1st problem: a well pump, whether submersible,...

1st problem: a well pump, whether submersible, jet, centrifugal, or any other motor as far as they go, do NOT have a condensor for a control. i think you mean capacitor, but the only problem with...
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Posted By waterwellguy

too much air in the tank. i know the rule is 2...

too much air in the tank. i know the rule is 2 psi below cut in, but i always recomend 5 psi below cut in to allow for gagues not being accurate.
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Posted By waterwellguy

you are right, once the pump starts running the...

you are right, once the pump starts running the vavle can provide "constant pressure". i was talking about the initial drawdown that you cannot consider "true" constant pressure. small beans, i...
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there are several brands of "constant pressure"...

there are several brands of "constant pressure" systems out there that can provide city like water pressure. they are more expensive to install, but cheaper to run. there is a huge debate on...
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Posted By waterwellguy

i agree with waterwelldude. if its not a valve,...

i agree with waterwelldude. if its not a valve, perhaps there is a filter that is plugged up. when the pressure goes way down and then comes back after shutting the faucets off, there is something...
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yes and yes

i would do both. a filter before the softner. a water softner will only take calcium out of the water. the filter will catch all the little "junk" that comes from a well. put the filter in front...
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i don't think you have a leak or tank problem,...

i don't think you have a leak or tank problem, but an electrical problem. was the power off because you shut it off or was it a failure from the power company? if it was a failure from the power...
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i strongly disagree. i don't know of a single...

i strongly disagree. i don't know of a single pump manufacturer that would agree either. where are you getting this information? the grundfos "constant pressure pump" is spinning at 10,000 rpm,...
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there has been a lot said here. while reading,...

there has been a lot said here. while reading, i've noticed several things. the first thing that jumped out like pee in the snow is there is not a single submersible motor that you can buy anywhere...
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if the well recovers when you turn the power off...

if the well recovers when you turn the power off to the pump, you know that the problem is in the well. if you are for sure and for certain that you are not using water anywhere at night, there is...
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vey: speed is not everything. i would...

vey:

speed is not everything. i would rather take all day to do a job and it be right never hearing from the customer again than to do a job i record time, but having to return for minor details...
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$1294.00 doesn't sound too awful bad. i charge...

$1294.00 doesn't sound too awful bad. i charge $1395.00 for a 1 1/2 hp 10 gpm pump and motor. remember, we have to make a profit on what we sell, or else there would be no reason to be in business....
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water hammer is, as you know, a very annoying...

water hammer is, as you know, a very annoying problem. it is caused by water reverberating in the pipes. i have noticed that on most of the water hammer service calls i have been to, there is...
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Posted By waterwellguy

grangersean has a submersible, not a jet!

grangersean has a submersible, not a jet!
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Posted By waterwellguy

its a bleeder valve!!!

the galvanized tank utilizes a bleeder valve in the well. somewhere between the tank and bleeder valve that is in the well is a check valve that has a schrader valve (tire air valve) in it. when...
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Posted By waterwellguy

$38.00 per foot!!! here in southwest mo we are...

$38.00 per foot!!! here in southwest mo we are lucky if we can get $5.00 per foot to drill.
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Posted By waterwellguy

there have been a lot of assumptions here. i...

there have been a lot of assumptions here. i agree that it is probably a submersible pump. if it runs and delivers water for about 10 seconds and then trips out on an overload, it is not a bad...
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Posted By waterwellguy

i would be more inclined to think it is likely a...

i would be more inclined to think it is likely a broken male adaptor than a pitless. i see more broken male adaptors for the simple reason that people generally don't put anything under them like...
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Posted By waterwellguy

a large claim would probably be losing a hammer,...

a large claim would probably be losing a hammer, bit, and several feet of drill rod before it would be worth making a claim. somewhere in the neighborhood dof 20,000.


we drill the hole and then...
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