Bought first house with well. In over my head. Donít understand any of it. HELP


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Old 02-11-19, 04:47 PM
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Bought first house with well. In over my head. Donít understand any of it. HELP

Me and my wife recently bought our first house and it has a well. I do not know much about plumbing and wells. We recently had yellow water just show up one day on the bath tub so I went to the basement to take a look at everything and I realized I had no idea what Iím looking at! Can someone please just give me a basic rundown of my set up so I can at least have an understanding of what Iím looking at! It would be a lifesaver!

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Heres what I know: The well line looks like it comes in from the side of the foundation. There is a black Stenner pump (toggle switch on top is off). hose runs from Stenner to 35% Hydr. Peroxide jug. Line runs from Stenner back to well line and into a tank. Pressure gauge reads 40psi. Water line then runs across basement to a kinetico system with two skinny tall tanks. And two skinny short tanks.

Can an someone tell me what Iím looking at and how this works!?
 
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Old 02-11-19, 04:56 PM
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Photos did not load, but from what you have ..
The peroxide is for smell and possible iron the retention tank then removal and then softener.
Now it might cost a bit but getting the Kinetico service person there to go step by step what they installed and Why they installed it and the life of each part of it.
Once that has been done then you can depending on skill level deal with most if not all of it on your own.
 
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Ok so the Stenner pump must inject the hydrogen peroxide into the water to eliminate the smell and rust or iron. The switch on the pump is set to ďoffĒ though, it was like that when I bought it. When I turn the pump toggle switch to ďonĒ nothing happens.. is the pump broken? Should I leave it on or off? Does it pump automatically when it needs too?
 
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Old 02-11-19, 05:20 PM
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Some pumps are tied to the pressure switch and others to a flow meter.
It could be that the other owner turned it off because of ...... fill in the reason... not working , did not wish to fill the peroxide ..
It would be wrong for me to say which way because I am not there.
It is the main reason I said one should get with the Kinetico Dealer to get the full history of the system and why each part is needed.
 
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Welcome to the forums.

Those photo links are the location of the pictures in your phones browser.
Try this...... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 02-12-19, 02:16 AM
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The peroxide injection is used to oxidize the iron in the water and remove bacteria. The stenner pump is hooked up to a flow meter so when water is turned on it turns the pump on.

The solution is drawn out of the jug, the water sits in the tank for the reaction and needs a short drain from the bottom every time the solution is replaced to get rid of the iron.

Other tanks are probably carbon filter to remove peroxide and water softner.

If you inquire to Kinetico be prepared for the worst, I swear every water treatment company I have come across is a thief, that is why I build my own systems.

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