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Forum: Pumps and Wells Yesterday, 02:28 PM
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Posted By speedbump
The question is: how many impellers did that old...

The question is: how many impellers did that old F&W have?
Forum: Pumps and Wells Yesterday, 01:06 PM
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Posted By speedbump
Do you have a picture of the old pump not...

Do you have a picture of the old pump not disassembled or the whole pumps parts so we can see what it is? By the looks of what I've seen in pics already, it looks like a multistage pump and home...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-26-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By speedbump
I would be embarrassed to post pics of this place...

I would be embarrassed to post pics of this place anywhere. It's a mess.

As far as the records go: In Michigan it's the State and local health department. In Florida they can't seem to figure...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By speedbump
Well said, you should see my shop, radio shack,...

Well said, you should see my shop, radio shack, work room, computer room among other things. I can't wait until she who must be obeyed has her next yard sale. :rolleyes:
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-25-2015, 07:15 PM
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Posted By speedbump
Hey, if they tell you to, why not? We had to...

Hey, if they tell you to, why not?

We had to put up a sign years ago that there was no return on electrical/electronic items. Peoples pumps would quit, so they would come in, buy a brand new...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-25-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By speedbump
I think the idea stinks. For one, a single stage...

I think the idea stinks. For one, a single stage pump like you would get there probably wouldn't make enough backpressure to make the jet work.

The other reason is that I hate it when people go...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-25-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
We will be looking for updates and free samples. ...

We will be looking for updates and free samples.

Do remember that if someone turns off the water but not the pump, it will nuke in about 10 minutes or so. I can't tell you the exact time it takes...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-24-2015, 02:46 PM
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Views: 69
Posted By speedbump
The only downside to a one horse that I can think...

The only downside to a one horse that I can think of would be the electrical wiring feeding the pump. It may have been sized for the old 1/2 hp, so if you put a 1 hp on, it could cause problems.
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Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-24-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By speedbump
Big box stores tend to over rate their pump...

Big box stores tend to over rate their pump motors. A half horse motor made by a good company and sold by Well Drillers and Pump Guys would actually be more than a 1/2 hp. The Utilitech on the...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-23-2015, 03:28 PM
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Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
Now that you have gotten that out of the way,...

Now that you have gotten that out of the way, maybe you can start giving some of us with brown thumbs some gardening tips!:)
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-23-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By speedbump
You are probably bottoming out on top of the two...

You are probably bottoming out on top of the two pipe jet which is at the bottom of the pipes. I think you will find out that the well is deeper than 55'.

Here is a good pump that can be ordered...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-22-2015, 04:54 PM
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Posted By speedbump
Either a hack saw or a saber saw. I prefer the...

Either a hack saw or a saber saw. I prefer the saber saw. You will need a good clamp to hold the pipes while you cut them. If you have a pipe cutter (Ridgid) you can remove the cutting wheel and...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-21-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 326
Posted By speedbump
You didn't say what kind of pipe your dealing...

You didn't say what kind of pipe your dealing with. You can't just unscrew the pipes from the jet down below. You need to pull it all out of the well. If you really want to make it easy on...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-14-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
You can use spade connectors or just wrap the...

You can use spade connectors or just wrap the wires around the same screws the motor wires are on. There are only four terminals in the pressure switch. Two with wires two without. Or you can...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-14-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
Looks pretty good. I'm not sure what you mean on...

Looks pretty good. I'm not sure what you mean on the switch. Aren't you using a pressure tank? If you were going to use it strictly for watering flowers, you could turn it on manually with a...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-13-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
It's a hand dug well. Done before the days of...

It's a hand dug well. Done before the days of drive points. These guys were some pretty tough customers and definitely weren't claustrophobic.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-12-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
Now that I know you have a cistern, I would have...

Now that I know you have a cistern, I would have recommended a submersible if the cistern would keep up with one.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-11-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
Well you have it in a very good place and since...

Well you have it in a very good place and since it's SS, it can't rust.

You might want to unscrew the big nut and remove the SS screen that is around the valve. In my experience, that is the...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-10-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
It would be, but you still have to open the tee...

It would be, but you still have to open the tee up somehow from the top to pour the priming water in. I guess if you elbowed up with a valve, that would work.

Hey, have you tired that CPV yet?
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-10-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
It's too bad, but years down the road (and not...

It's too bad, but years down the road (and not too many years) that pump will need to be replaced. The tee will likely outlast the motor.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-09-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
Take the gauge and it's bushing out to prime,...

Take the gauge and it's bushing out to prime, then put it back in only a couple of turns so the air can bleed out. Once it catches a prime, the air will stop and water will start shooting out. Then...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-09-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
That is the perfect priming plug. It's...

That is the perfect priming plug. It's galvanized so it can't break or split when screwing those metal fittings into it. I know I recommend PVC, but only on the suction. Once you leave that street...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-09-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
I like teflon tape because it's not messy. But...

I like teflon tape because it's not messy. But any good teflon pipe dope will work. Everybody has their favorite pipe dope. Rector Seal used to be mine until a can of it dumped over in my fitting...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 550
Posted By speedbump
Matts trying to tell you that galvanized pipe...

Matts trying to tell you that galvanized pipe went out with the hula hoop. By the looks of all the threads you still have left, there will likely be air leaks on the suction side. That's another...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-07-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By speedbump
I really can't tell much from that photo.

I really can't tell much from that photo.
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