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Thanks PJ An electrician friend did it with...

Thanks PJ
An electrician friend did it with round boxes. There are LEDs that fit into boxes. I like that idea, as it saves headache all around.
And LEDs nowadays throw some great light. Really...
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Recessed LED light install for new build

I am behind the times here...installing cans was the method I did long ago, but now, with LED lighting, they have the light in a 3" small housing connected to a tiny box. Both of which, can installed...
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Well man told me torque arresters are...

Well man told me torque arresters are crap...apparently they grab the wiring and whatnot and make a mess.
Now, for a 40ft well, that is debatable.
I have poly pipe (flexible - came in a...
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Get a pressure switch with run dry protection...

Get a pressure switch with run dry protection (that is, if pressure falls below a threshold, it shuts everything down...cheapest option - I have that, although for me, my pump will never run...
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Do you have any idea how deep your pump is? If...

Do you have any idea how deep your pump is? If your water static level in well is high (near surface), I'd bring pump even higher (4ft is not enough if pump is near bottom). The fact you get this...
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BMQE pumps can be reset via EZ Boost...

BMQE pumps can be reset via EZ Boost controller...I would make sure you've got the controller working properly.
Plus, there is a troubleshooting section in manual....the one that jumped at me...
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Yeah, pics would be nice...sounds interesting... ...

Yeah, pics would be nice...sounds interesting...
Your options are limited...line/case the pit, or put a filter on pump intake (or downstream), or drill a well....
05-06-16, 08:19 PM
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You seem fairly motivated to get it out by...

You seem fairly motivated to get it out by yourself. I agree with others about having a chainsaw close to the dirt. I'll do it, only if I can see daylight under the root. Depends on soil, but in my...
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Posted By melliam

I no nothing about jet pump setups, other than...

I no nothing about jet pump setups, other than what has been posted on this site. As far as the well goes, I'd be checking that out, insofar as to depth, static water level, any wet spots in...
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So, you have a 1-1/4" female thread needing to go...

So, you have a 1-1/4" female thread needing to go into a 2" insert coupling for poly? I would try a place like http://www.deanbennett.com/insert-brass-fittings.htm
Get it to a 1-1/2" NPT thread with...
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Posted By melliam

I agree with guy....at the very least, the 1/4"...

I agree with guy....at the very least, the 1/4" ?? pipe that runs from 'T' to gauge needs to be replaced...since the gauge and pipe are so cheap, swap them both out, unless gauge is brand new...
It...
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waterwelldude - it begs the question, how does...

waterwelldude - it begs the question, how does one develop a well? I know on my well, the well man flushed the well fairly thoroughly...is that what is required?
My well is in rock though, and I am...
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What kind of pressure switch do you have? Mine...

What kind of pressure switch do you have? Mine has to be manually switched on (lever on side), until it reaches a certain pressure (primed).
But if your getting power at the control box, something...
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PJMax - I defer to you, but I didn't know there...

PJMax - I defer to you, but I didn't know there was a two wire 240V, no neutral pump.
From my understanding of electrical nomenclature, and my pump, it is a three wire (10/3) 240V pump, including...
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So, black and yellow are your hots, leaving the...

So, black and yellow are your hots, leaving the red as a neutral (green is ground).
When you swapped stuff out, did you make sure you got the wiring right?
On mine, Red and Black are hot. It...
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I suppose tank components have changed over the...

I suppose tank components have changed over the years, but I don't have an inlet baffle (T), but the outlet has one and a filter....
Don't suppose you have an outlet filter?
Mine is a dual chamber...
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$5k is steep...unless he was going to replace...

$5k is steep...unless he was going to replace everything (pump, drop pipe, P tank, and rewire the line to house). Even then, that is a premium...

90' drawdown in 1 hr means you have to mindful if...
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LeAnne40 - I agree with others about running the...

LeAnne40 - I agree with others about running the faucet for a while, but the fact it is intermittent, then you remarked your yard is flooded raised some flags for me.
You mention it was tested? The...
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I have my well at about 185ft-190ft...I am going...

I have my well at about 185ft-190ft...I am going to raise it ten feet, as I got a bit of AL/FE...might be the bentonite that got washed in hole or I'm picking up sludge off bottom or the rock is...
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Your well is almost identical to mine, except I...

Your well is almost identical to mine, except I don't have shale, therefore no perf liner.
Are both those pumps 230V? I would go with a 3/4hp or the 1hp...
And did you say what setup you had in...
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Posted By melliam

I'm not sure if it makes a difference but after...

I'm not sure if it makes a difference but after reviewing the pictures there is a larger gap going down the center (between the two blue metal pieces) on the cast iron well casing. Should that gap be...
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Posted By melliam

Today, 07:39 AM Bernard46 Well I...

Today, 07:39 AM
Bernard46

Well I actually havent opened the valve after the bladder tank to the house because the pressure wouldn't build past 30psi with it closed. A leak would make the most...
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I like your idea Pilot Dane. Also agree that...

I like your idea Pilot Dane. Also agree that upstream of D box could cause problems...a drain tile cannot be too deep. From what I've read and been told by an engineer, a field cannot be too deep or...
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Posted By melliam

I was idly thinking that if you had a check valve...

I was idly thinking that if you had a check valve before T, you'd know which side the leak was on...that is, either down the hole or the line going to house.
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Posted By melliam

How will a pitless adapter extend casing above...

How will a pitless adapter extend casing above ground? Would need a casing pipe extension.
I agree moving pressure tank etc., into house would be the way to go, but that will require some effort. A...
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