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Well this is odd. It is only down about 22' to...

Well this is odd. It is only down about 22' to the top of, from what I can tell, the wires.
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Pete, We do have the wiring coming from the...

Pete,

We do have the wiring coming from the house and out the top of the conduit on the outside of the casing. Plus maybe an extra foot or so. I have not checked continuity in the lines yet.
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Posted By kestrel

Vermont, thank you. I found the PA Well...

Vermont,

thank you. I found the PA Well Registry. It took me a while but I did find our well.. Apparently many of the homes in the area never had their address entered in to a database so no...
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Posted By kestrel

Any suggestions on how to pull up the old pump,...

Any suggestions on how to pull up the old pump, piping and wiring?

I was looking at using an old gear puller as a grappling hook. It forms a spear head going down but, when I pull it up and it...
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Posted By kestrel

Vermont, Tomorrow I'm going to contact the well...

Vermont, Tomorrow I'm going to contact the well company that drilled the well. I at least have their name. The well cap has a place to put all that info but they didn't do it.

I thought about...
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Posted By kestrel

We went to pull up the pump and, after pulling up...

We went to pull up the pump and, after pulling up about 25' of plumbing, we found out that they had used rigid pipe. The pipe snapped and the wires, hose, and pump all plummeted down to the bottom...
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Posted By kestrel

Mr preference is a 3 wire also, just not sure how...

Mr preference is a 3 wire also, just not sure how long we can wait. Although it is raining here again and with a little over an inch of rain I managed to gather a little over 150 gallons of water...
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Posted By kestrel

No one, that will be open for the next few days,...

No one, that will be open for the next few days, with the holiday weekend, has a 3/4 HP 3 wire pump. However, I can get a 3/4 2 wire

Is there an issue with switching out the 3 wire, with a 2...
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Posted By kestrel

The control box is for a 3/4 HP pump. 3 wires. ...

The control box is for a 3/4 HP pump. 3 wires.

Have a friend that happened to have a clamp type meter. I tested the amperage across the wires leaving the pressure switch and it showed the motor...
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Posted By kestrel

Vermont, I do not know how deep the well is....

Vermont,

I do not know how deep the well is. We bought the house a few years after it was built and have no info on the well other than the name of the company that drilled it.

I do know that...
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Posted By kestrel

Pete, I switched out the capacitors. It...

Pete,

I switched out the capacitors.

It still did not work. However, now, when I go to lift the lever on the side of the pressure switch I hear a slight hum like a motor starting to kick in,...
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Posted By kestrel

The capacitors are slightly different in...

The capacitors are slightly different in diameter. Not sure if that matters.

Is there a way to test the relay on the Franklin?

Jim
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Posted By kestrel

Pete, This was what I purchased. ...

Pete,

This was what I purchased. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-Steel-Control-Box/3136319

2 of the reviews mention specifically using it to replace Franklin Boxes. I asked if it could be...
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Posted By kestrel

R-Y is 12.2 ohms Y-B is 4.2 ohms Were you...

R-Y is 12.2 ohms
Y-B is 4.2 ohms

Were you asking for resistance from ground to R, Y, & B? If so it was 0 for all of them Or were you asking voltage. I did not test at the well head yet.
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Posted By kestrel

Pump does not start

Hello,

We have a 3/4 HP submersible pump

Water stopped filling tank. We got some water but not enough to run water for more than a few minutes. At one point it worked fine for a few hours but...
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Posted By kestrel

Pete, Since I last checked we are no longer...

Pete,

Since I last checked we are no longer getting any water and the new controller is starting to heat up and give off a faint smell while still making lots of clicking.

I don't have an...
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Posted By kestrel

Sorry Pete, I thought you were trying to say that...

Sorry Pete, I thought you were trying to say that those were not grounds. I missed that you were saying they are not needed as grounds.

When I tightened them down that was when, for the first...
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Posted By kestrel

Pete, For the tree roots my understanding...

Pete,

For the tree roots my understanding was not that they would get in the pipes so much as grow around and crack them.

As far as the wires there were 3 wires coming in from either end. 2...
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Posted By kestrel

Ok, well I feel like a complete idiot. ...

Ok, well I feel like a complete idiot.

Before I started ripping out roots I thought I would just try adjusting the pressure switch. I turned off the breaker, took the cover off of the pressure...
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Posted By kestrel

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. ...

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.

Roots are from years after the tank. Maybe only 4 or 5 years on the tree roots. Pretty deep too but maybe a tap root. Or groundhog...

There...
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Posted By kestrel

Sorry, another question for you. Do you think...

Sorry, another question for you. Do you think interference from the roots with wiring for the pump or water pipes?
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Posted By kestrel

The best i would describe is burnt popcorn. ...

The best i would describe is burnt popcorn.

So you think the issues are NOT from either a low pressurized tank and/or pressure switch needing to be adjusted or replaced?

As far as roots go, is...
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Posted By kestrel

Water tank empties/pump doesn' start

Hi

We have an 18 year old house with the original 32 gallon water tank and well pump. About 5 years ago we had an issue where the water would trickle down to almost nothing. I forget the exact...
06-29-14, 12:19 PM
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Posted By kestrel

Ok, with a bit of electrical tape I was able to...

Ok, with a bit of electrical tape I was able to make a 1/4" socket work. I took off the new ECM module and put the old one back on and everything is working again.

yeah!

Is this just a matter...
06-29-14, 10:21 AM
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Posted By kestrel

Well it was cool weather for a bit but finally...

Well it was cool weather for a bit but finally called in an HVAC place that had very good reviews. Plus no service charge. They came out and found that it was the motor that was bad and NOT the ecm...
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