Drilled Well Sediment Filter


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Old 06-29-20, 12:36 PM
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Drilled Well Sediment Filter

I currently have a 140 ft drilled well with a casing depth of 120 ft. I have sediment and/or iron/rust clogging the currently installed inline sediment filter. Would installing an additional sediment filter cause any additional harm or be of any help?

I appreciate any help or input.
 
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Old 06-29-20, 02:09 PM
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The biggest problem with filters installed in series is the increase in back pressure. More filters equals more back pressure and reduced water flow.

An inline filter still must be kept clean. If the first filter clogs it will block the flow to any other filters you install inline so adding another filter won't affect how frequently you need to change the first filter.
 
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Pilot Dane, TYVM for your response. I have been on well water before bust never had a sediment filter before so was not familiar with results.
 
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Where exactly is your filter located in relation to the other water equipment? If it is between the well and pressure switch it is critical that you NOT let the filter clog. If it does clog the pressure switch cannot sense the water pressure and the pump will keep cranking away until something blows.
 
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Determine if the sediment has a specific gravity greater than water. If it does a sediment tank for that material to drop out into is the best solution.
 
 

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