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Old 03-27-16, 02:31 PM
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shallow well pump

I have a 2nd well that is just used for watering the garden etc. I have bought the 1hp pumps with pressure tanks attached from Harbor freight or Menards in the past but they only seem to last a couple years. I just hooked it up today and it is shot.
Do I need a pressure tank or can I just get a jet pump?
 
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Old 03-27-16, 02:36 PM
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I just hooked it up today and it is shot.
Whats shot? Pump or tank?
 
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I just hooked it up today and it is shot.
That isn't telling us anything.

If you buy a quality pump you'll get quality service from it.

Depending on the type of watering system... a pump itself may work.
 
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The pump is shot. Water going everywhere it's one of the cheap Harbor Freight ones.
 
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Water going everywhere
That sounds like the pump froze and cracked in the cold.
 
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Possible, I always drain the pump and put it in the shop. I have nasty sulfur water that seems to eat the pumps also.
 
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It can't wreck everything !

I had a centrifugal pump (a Goulds) in my barn that was allowed to freeze, and only the plastic (nylon?) impeller was distorted.

When I bought this farm 29 years ago, the milking parlour was also a graveyard for old pumps (and some almost new) whose problems were never diagnosed. I could always find replacement parts by mining the corpses of those which had been discarded. Not many were completely "shot" !
 
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