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Bob the most important issue here is what size...

Bob the most important issue here is what size pump you currently have and what size is the piping between the well and the house? If you know how much water the well makes that also would be...
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the new pump should have a performance curve...

the new pump should have a performance curve somewhere in the literature. What you need to do is check that performance curve vs. the performance curve of your current pump. The difference between...
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cliff you need to do some thorough trouble...

cliff you need to do some thorough trouble shooting here. Do you have an amp probe and a voltage tester? What you need to do is pull the cap off the top of the well when this is happening and get...
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Tolyn is pretty much right on. You need to...

Tolyn is pretty much right on. You need to determine if it's continuously sucking air from a leak OR if the system hasn't been fully purged of the air since you installed the new equipment.

Is...
12-10-09, 12:50 PM
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if it worked without any heat tape or insulation...

if it worked without any heat tape or insulation all those years I wouldn't worry about it. I thought you were saying it ALWAYS had heat tape and now it doesn't and you are worried about what will...
12-10-09, 12:36 PM
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You keep saying you are raising the pH with...

You keep saying you are raising the pH with vinegar and that is the exact opposite of what it will do. Vinegar will lower the pH which is why I'm not sure what the reason for the vinegar is. Again...
12-09-09, 12:45 PM
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If it's under a mobile home is it then somewhat...

If it's under a mobile home is it then somewhat enclosed and protected from the wind? While cold temperature will certainly freeze the line, cold temps combined with wind will freeze it MUCH faster....
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Generally the local health dept. handles those...

Generally the local health dept. handles those issues where I live. Around here only they can tell a resident that a new septic system IS required. Maybe where you live the zoning board has that...
12-09-09, 12:22 PM
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Are you planning to inject the vinegar to lower...

Are you planning to inject the vinegar to lower the pH so that you can then inject chlorine to help eliminate the sulfur smell? What is the pH of your water? Chlorine is pretty effective at a...
12-09-09, 12:09 PM
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Posted By shane21

ur sewer line lays on the ground for 30'?? Did i...

ur sewer line lays on the ground for 30'?? Did i read that right? Is this sewer pipe in an unconditioned crawl space or is it laying on the ground outside? If it's a sewer line it should have...
12-08-09, 02:29 PM
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Posted By shane21

even so the material is impressive. To treat 15...

even so the material is impressive. To treat 15 PPM iron I generally use multiple greensand filters in parallel with flow control on the outgoing water to make sure each unit will not pass more than...
12-08-09, 02:21 PM
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The advice in this thread is the best that can be...

The advice in this thread is the best that can be given. This is a service we provide to customers and the most cost effective method is a meter (or meters if needed) checked at first daily, then...
12-03-09, 05:51 PM
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i googled and found the .pdf and I'm pretty...

i googled and found the .pdf and I'm pretty impressed. I will be trying to get my hands on a few bags of this stuff so I can try it out. It's hard to believe it can handle that kind of water w/o...
12-03-09, 03:22 PM
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Posted By shane21

Greensand is a GREAT media to use when removing...

Greensand is a GREAT media to use when removing iron with a chlorinator and contact tank ahead of it. but with 13.5 PPM iron I don't think it will work at any significant rate of flow. As a matter...
12-03-09, 03:03 PM
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Posted By shane21

a motorized ball valve would work as furd said. ...

a motorized ball valve would work as furd said. If you want to use a solenoid valve get one this is normally closed and energizes to open. Same reason furd suggested the motorized ball valve,...
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Jack is right to some extent. AT this point you...

Jack is right to some extent. AT this point you guys need to start working your way backwards. If you shut off the water AFTER the pressure tank and leave the pump running does the pressure build? ...
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When you say the pressure is low or the pump is...

When you say the pressure is low or the pump is off do mean during the regular cycle of the pump system or when you actually turn the pump off and drain the system entirely? The system should...
12-03-09, 09:32 AM
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I moved my meter and transmitter and never had...

I moved my meter and transmitter and never had any issues with my municipal water supplier. I was careful not to break the "circuit" but figured I couldn't do any real harm to the equipment.

I...
12-03-09, 09:23 AM
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Posted By shane21

If it's black corrugated pipe then most likely...

If it's black corrugated pipe then most likely the pipe is plugged and it's very likely the pipe is at least partially smashed/collapsed and therefore snaking will be tough. Every plumber I have...
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Kinda need more info to give a good opinion. Do...

Kinda need more info to give a good opinion. Do you get iron staining? Does the water smell? Have you ever caught any of the debris that makes the water discolored and dried it out to look at it? ...
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Posted By shane21

I'm with Vey on this one. You can put the tank...

I'm with Vey on this one. You can put the tank anywhere really as long as there is no restriction (like a valve) between the well pump and the tank AND the controls are all located near the tank. ...
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Posted By shane21

I'd guess his battery is weak and the pump isn't...

I'd guess his battery is weak and the pump isn't running long anymore. More than likely the battery just needs replaced. Or maybe he's using a regular car battery instead of a deep cycle marine...
12-01-09, 08:44 AM
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Posted By shane21

Even if that stops the problem most likely you...

Even if that stops the problem most likely you have another issue. Either something has to be keeping the unit from finishing a regen cycle and stop the gears from turning OR a drain valve is stuck...
12-01-09, 08:41 AM
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Posted By shane21

biermech is right. I'm not a fan of Fleck but...

biermech is right. I'm not a fan of Fleck but you cannot beat the value that a Fleck 5600 offers for water like you're dealing with. If all you're handling is hardness then most softeners will work...
12-01-09, 08:37 AM
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Posted By shane21

Andy, I use chlorine feed pump injection...

Andy,

I use chlorine feed pump injection rather than "draw" injection. I have seen people try using a standard pot perm "brine tank" and add pellets, or the large "hockey puck" tablets but it's...
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