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tank definitely sounds waterlogged. you need to...

tank definitely sounds waterlogged. you need to do something soon before it kills the pump motor. have you tried to blow the water out and see if it will hold a precharge? if not.. kill power,...
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usually the installers rule of thumb is to match...

usually the installers rule of thumb is to match the tank drawdown to pumps gpm output. you'd like at least a 1 minute run time, more is better.

i prefer diaphragm and agree the WX series are...
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sure its possible to fit 2 subs in one 6" well at...

sure its possible to fit 2 subs in one 6" well at different depths... but depends on drop pipe size, 2nd submersible diameter, etc. if money is not a problem, take a look at the grundfos sq flex...
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is the jet assembly down at the bottom of the 2...

is the jet assembly down at the bottom of the 2 pipes in the well new also? whats the precharge psi in the tank when empty?

if the jet nozzle is clogged down in the well, pump wont build higher...
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with the 2" casing, the most water you will get...

with the 2" casing, the most water you will get out of it with a 23' water table is a deepwell jet pump (probably 2-stage Goulds sj10 with a larger sized nozzle in the jet).. would use a single pipe...
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if yall did what you would do to any pump, who...

if yall did what you would do to any pump, who can argue that? after all, it was clean inside..

we all secretly know that pumps such as wayne (big box store) are far better than goulds and the...
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i occasionally use the goulds j-series pumps. ...

i occasionally use the goulds j-series pumps. same pump theyve made for 20 yrs, top of its class imo. i can get any part i want for them.

you basically ran a ford pickup truck with no oil for a...
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if there are leathers then its a single line...

if there are leathers then its a single line packer jet system. maybe a 2-3" well with packer jet, or i've even seen people install 2-3" sleeves into larger wells then install a packer in the sleeve...
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if you want to follow the rules, a licensed well...

if you want to follow the rules, a licensed well contractor is supposed to permit and abandon the well to code.
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just make sure tank is either unhooked or empty...

just make sure tank is either unhooked or empty with precharge before you test so you're not getting fooled by the tank storage. might try it a couple times before taking apart the pump. that...
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maybe, the fact it finally does get to desired...

maybe, the fact it finally does get to desired cutout pressure makes me think its probably ok, but who knows. not very difficult to take the pump apart and check it all out. remove 4 main bolts,...
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i would bet against it being the pump. those old...

i would bet against it being the pump. those old goulds pumps are top notch (and super easy to rebuild or work on), you cant buy anything better.. especially a junk flotec or anything from a big box...
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the 2 pipes go to the jet assembly, sounds like a...

the 2 pipes go to the jet assembly, sounds like a 15' tailpipe on the bottom of the assembly. on that jet assembly, the center pipe (usually 1.25") you have to unscrew that pipe and separate the...
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as stated, shallow jet pump or deepwell jet pump?...

as stated, shallow jet pump or deepwell jet pump? a leaking foot valve shouldnt keep the pump from building pressure, it will just leak after pump reaches shutoff.

2" well? steel casing? if...
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so you paid them for not fixing the problem you...

so you paid them for not fixing the problem you called them for?

evidently you called some real pinheads. without seeing it personally, i think we are just shooting in the dark. feel free to take...
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I would likely kill power/drain system/ check...

I would likely kill power/drain system/ check tanks precharge, and make sure theyre empty. if so I would break the union at the well head, return power and let the pump run full flow on the ground a...
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not sure what u mean about the 55' change but it...

not sure what u mean about the 55' change but it wouldnt be very uncommon to see 2 splices, even on new install.

you can make a water-tight connection with electrical tape if done correctly, and...
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u are correct sir, and i apologize. not sure...

u are correct sir, and i apologize. not sure where i got that. too much pvc glue i guess.

if its hung on pvc or poly it shouldnt be too bad.. several ways to do it. steel gets a little...
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who's well is this and why did you get nominated...

who's well is this and why did you get nominated to fix it rather than hiring it out? i would have acted absolutely clueless and incapable. personally i'd make everyone ante-up and get it fixed. be...
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agreed, familiarize yourself with your water...

agreed, familiarize yourself with your water system.. stay on top of a tiny bit of maintenance and you'll be far ahead of the pack. sounds like the shower is just closest to the pump which makes the...
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That's a very high price. about double what it...

That's a very high price. about double what it should be IMO.

youre in Fl so well should be above ground, no digging. shallow pump so shouldn't be more than 2 joints of drop pipe in the well...
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+1 zoesdad... cycling on/off every 5 seconds is...

+1 zoesdad... cycling on/off every 5 seconds is always wrong, whether water is in demand or not. evidently tank is entirely too small or has failed. rule of thumb is a tank with a drawdown that...
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More than likely its 1.25" and a 1" pipe as...

More than likely its 1.25" and a 1" pipe as that's how most 2 pipe jets are tapped. .. and of course it will fill up the pipe, that's why there has to be enough water above the broke pipes to even...
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So a 2pipe jet assembly (with the pipes) is at...

So a 2pipe jet assembly (with the pipes) is at the bottom of the well.. no good. what material is the pipes? you can rig something up and try to pull it out, but u wouldn't be the first person with...
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You can't rule out a hole without pulling it all...

You can't rule out a hole without pulling it all out, as its not uncommon to see multiple check valves installed rather than using the one in the pump which is how it should be. all it takes is a...
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