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There are several ways to develop a well. I...

There are several ways to develop a well. I prefer air, but "surging" also works well.
The course particulates need to align themselves around the well screen to screen out the fine particulates.
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There are lots of folks that have low output...

There are lots of folks that have low output wells. What they have to do is have a tank large enough to handle a shower (not two) OR filling a tub for a load of clothes, and then let the tank fill up...
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When you refill it, nothing is supposed to open....

When you refill it, nothing is supposed to open. Pressure builds up by itself as the mater compresses the air. If you draw water while filling the first time, then you will end up with too much air....
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Did you read the sticky yet? here is a link. ...

Did you read the sticky yet? here is a link.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/wells-sump-pumps-septic-sewage-systems/365092-pump-cycling-water-logged-other-well-info.html

It doesn't sound as...
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When draining a galvanized tank, just opening the...

When draining a galvanized tank, just opening the valve at the bottom and letting the water out won't do the trick. When you do that, you create a vacuum in the tank, retaining water. You have to...
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"Q120V galvanized tank" I think this tank...

"Q120V galvanized tank"

I think this tank was made by Quick Tanks? There usually won't be a shraeder valve on a galvanized tank unless someone added one later to add air with a bicycle pump.
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Why are you going from 3/4hp to 1hp? Upgrading is...

Why are you going from 3/4hp to 1hp? Upgrading is usually not a good idea because it can shorten the run time and overpump the well. Overpumping will ruin it.
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I think it is great that you came here now before...

I think it is great that you came here now before you have trouble rather than later when the toilet won't flush correctly. I think every house should come with an owner's manual issued by the...
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"except the kitchen sink, which still pounds...

"except the kitchen sink, which still pounds audibly though perhaps less than before"

Here is a guide that explains how to get air out of lines.
How to Remove Air from Water Pipes |...
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Even if it is iron pipe, rubber couplings can be...

Even if it is iron pipe, rubber couplings can be used to splice in a piece of PVC pipe. But if it's clay pipe, I dunno.

My city uses a system where a contractor sprays the inside of the leaky clay...
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If I were you, I would follow those directions...

If I were you, I would follow those directions exactly. If it says to stand on your left foot while you pour in the bleach and hop three times, then you should do it.

I don't know if it says this...
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Don't forget to follow the directions in the...

Don't forget to follow the directions in the Minnesota guide as to the proper way to collect a sample. For many people, there are only a few places they can collect a good sample and that is outside...
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Okay. I give up. But I would try shocking again...

Okay. I give up. But I would try shocking again since it is cheap and all the other alternatives are expensive. What would it hurt?
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"Minnesota Dept. of Health procedure" ...

"Minnesota Dept. of Health procedure"
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/wells/waterquality/disinfection.pdf

#6 says to recirculate for ten minutes. This is to wash the interior of the well,...
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"Sounds like that’s what the driller is saying. "...

"Sounds like that’s what the driller is saying. "

Not to me it's not. Not yet. Our OP didn't let the shock work before he started pouring water down there, or that is what I read from this...
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"of the stuff I’ve read makes it clear that they...

"of the stuff I’ve read makes it clear that they attribute the coliform to faulty/failed well construction"

I don't know if I agree with that. I've seen drillers take the precaution of washing...
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"so I took the threaded plug back out and stuck a...

"so I took the threaded plug back out and stuck a small funnel in it. I connected my garden hose to the nearest hose bib and ran water through the funnel back down into the well. I circulated the...
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Before you spend much money, make sure that the...

Before you spend much money, make sure that the roof gutter drains are extended away from the house. I'm thinking 5-6 feet. The less water that is near the foundation, the less chance of it getting...
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A little confused here. If the water drains out...

A little confused here. If the water drains out from the utility sink then you should be okay there.

The top of utility sink should he higher than the top of the washer tub. If it is, then you...
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When I lived in a place that had fine beach sand,...

When I lived in a place that had fine beach sand, and sand would work itself into the small perforations, like between laid terracotta pipe, a "sock" was made around the pipe with gravel around the...
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"Engineered systems have more maintenance and...

"Engineered systems have more maintenance and cost than a traditional system. Not that it's bad . . . "

Yeah it is. A traditional system uses no electricity and has no moving parts. There are two...
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It's been a long time since I lived in your neck...

It's been a long time since I lived in your neck of the woods, but I was a bright kid.

Some wet spots are caused by tiny springs. They are most notable in the spring when the water table is high...
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The people across the street finally hooked up 45...

The people across the street finally hooked up 45 years late. The family of six had bought the house from a couple who were hardly ever there and when they tried to use the septic tank it sort of...
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Both tanks should be manifolded together and have...

Both tanks should be manifolded together and have the same pressure. Then both houses should be feeding off the same pipe that manifolds the tanks.

Then, because the pressure is equal, one of the...
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Recently I have seen very small drain fields put...

Recently I have seen very small drain fields put in very small areas, so it can be done.
See my post here:
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/wells-sump-pumps-septic-sewage-systems/544662-what.html...
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