Up grade of a existing residental well water system

Old 11-25-13, 04:07 PM
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Up grade of a existing residental well water system

I am looking for assistances to up grade my existing residential well water delivery system. Present system is a well with pump (Well output is a max. of 8 gals per minute) + bladder pressure tank. My upgrade would include a above ground 5000 gal storage/sediment tank and pressure pump. I need a simple break down and schematic of a system.

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Old 11-25-13, 04:24 PM
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Would you be keeping the present well pump or does that get replaced too ?

5000 gallon above ground ... wow. Pretty big.

Basically it's two systems. The deep well that delivers water to the storage tank. It doesn't get a pressure switch. It gets a float system. Then you have a second pump, pressure switch and pressure tank to build house pressure.
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It would be interesting to know why your thinking of doing all that extra work.
I'd guess your going to need a permit, a massive slab to support that tank, one huge crane, access for a tractor trailer to the location.
Just that without any plumbing is going to cost thousands of dollars.
Old 11-26-13, 05:04 AM
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Is this elephant casket going to be above the grade level of the house? If so, you may not need a pressure pump for delivery. A floating proximity switch will tell the well pump when to turn on and off to fill the cistern. 5000 gallons! Sure you couldn't make it on 500 gallons.
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hi badasmac-

Turns out this is a very common question. If your proposed tank is greater than 4500 gallons it is highly recommended that you have flood insurance and most local codes require you to have something similar to a limited tsunami barrier.

Most local codes require life jackets in each bedroom and a lifeboat at some central location in the home is strongly recommended.

Hope this helps!
Old 11-28-13, 04:27 PM
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I know a guy that bought a house out of foreclosure that had a 2000 gallon pressure tank. It was three weeks after he moved in before he realized that the pump had died.

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