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Actually the amps from a submersible pump will...

Actually the amps from a submersible pump will drop if block off or is trying to pump against a frozen or blocked off pipe.
It may also be a broken pump shaft, that would mean the amps you see are...
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The control box should not make any sound but a...

The control box should not make any sound but a click when it’s not connected to anything.
Low voltage can make the relay chatter, that is what you are hearing.
How did you splice the wiring to...
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You have a low pressure, pressure switch. If...

You have a low pressure, pressure switch.
If the flow of water leaving the tank is too fast, the switch does what is is designed to do.
There seems to be a check valve in the pump or it would...
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Dallas is rock and you are not going to get a...

Dallas is rock and you are not going to get a shallow well there. Wells there are drilled with air because of the rock.
The kind of we’ll you are talking about can be done along the coast but the...
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The pump will need to be pulled. You have a...

The pump will need to be pulled.
You have a hole in the drop pipe. The hole is generally on the last bit of pipe right at the top of the pump. Just replace that pipe and put it all back in.
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Posted By waterwelldude

Just go to the hardware store and get a low...

Just go to the hardware store and get a low pressure cutoff pressure switch.
If the pressure drops below 20 psi the switch will cut off and won’t come back on unless it manually done.
This switch...
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Posted By waterwelldude

There should be two bolts on the bottom of the...

There should be two bolts on the bottom of the pump. They are 3/4”bolts.
That is how the pump is held down.
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That is true. From the video I would say no more...

That is true. From the video I would say no more than 3-5 gpm at the most at the end of it all. , it may be ok.
The pump curv for your pump would be helpful. In determining if the pump can still...
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Your well is running out of water. I have seen it...

Your well is running out of water. I have seen it many times. From the video it's obvious to me that that is what is happening.
You can install a smaller pump(gpm)
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No epoxy will work on that type of fitting, like...

No epoxy will work on that type of fitting, like has been said, just replace it.
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Generally on a 1.5hp three wire pump it has a...

Generally on a 1.5hp three wire pump it has a start capacitor, run capacitor and a relay.
The start cap. starts the motor then the relay switches it to the run cap.
Nine out of ten it's just the...
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Posted By waterwelldude

A water logged tank or cycling on and off can...

A water logged tank or cycling on and off can cause this to happen. Before you spend money on a camera, check to make sure your pump is not cycling on and off.
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The smell you are getting is sulfur. The only...

The smell you are getting is sulfur.
The only way to remove the gas from water is to open it to air. The the tanks you removed did that.
When you switched to a bladder tank/captive air tank, you...
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It is against the law. Not just a fine but jail...

It is against the law. Not just a fine but jail time is not unheard of.
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We drill wells that are in sand and clay. And...

We drill wells that are in sand and clay. And running the pump to clear the water is a gross waste of time and money.
The well should have been developed properly, and from what I have read, it...
06-15-15, 05:50 AM
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Posted By waterwelldude

The sprinkler pump needs and should be on its own...

The sprinkler pump needs and should be on its own breaker.
When the system was wired, the pump was wired in to an existing circuit and should be changed.
I see this all the time.
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It doesn't sound like the well was ever developed...

It doesn't sound like the well was ever developed correctly or the screen wasn't sized properly for the sand you have.
The well guy should have done his job.
The problem you are having falls...
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Posted By waterwelldude

If it's tripping the over load, that means the...

If it's tripping the over load, that means the pump is drawing to much current. That overload is put there to protect the motor. You may just need a capacitor or relay. Bypassing it may cause the...
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Hi and welcome.. The only thing I can think...

Hi and welcome..

The only thing I can think of the would cause the vent to pull air like you state is,
the well has has opened up to a cave. I have heard of this happening before, and thats what...
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Posted By waterwelldude

Do you have a bladder tank? If you dont, you...

Do you have a bladder tank?
If you dont, you need to replace the (air volume control)
It will be on the side of the tank with the gauge in it. Drain all the pressure off, take it out and replace it...
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Posted By waterwelldude

You only have two wires because there is a...

You only have two wires because there is a contactor in the control box. The two wires that are on the switch activate a coil that sends power to the pump.
The contactor can take more amps than the...
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Posted By waterwelldude

I did not put any additives in to kick-start it. ...

I did not put any additives in to kick-start it.

Do not put any kind of additive in there:NO NO NO:.... We have worked on more than a few systems that they put that mess in the tank that they were...
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Posted By waterwelldude

What in tarnation did you get for 2K? I...

What in tarnation did you get for 2K?


I was going to ask the same thing.

Im glad you got it going, but that seems a little high for any type of aerator that I know of.
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Posted By waterwelldude

One more question to add. How did you splice...

One more question to add.
How did you splice the pump leads to the wire?
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Posted By waterwelldude

Hi and welcom the forum If you have a two...

Hi and welcom the forum


If you have a two tank system, it would be better to place the aerator in second tank. The first tank is better used for a "trash tank"
The trash tank is where...
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