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Forum: Pumps and Wells Today, 03:47 PM
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That is my experience with Self Primers but not...

That is my experience with Self Primers but not Jet pumps.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-30-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By speedbump
When the pump is making more pressure it is...

When the pump is making more pressure it is pulling less amps using less electricity. The constant pressure valve does the same thing.

When that well goes, you are looking at knocking in another...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By speedbump
You don't need a constant pressure valve with a...

You don't need a constant pressure valve with a shallow well jet pump. Just adjust the pressure up a little so the pump doesn't cycle while your using water.

I would still be looking to replumb...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-28-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By speedbump
I think you have answered your question. The...

I think you have answered your question. The angle is too great and the pipes just won't bend in that short of a distance. You could re plumb it somehow to make things easier, or maybe go to PVC at...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-28-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By speedbump
The fact that galvanized tanks last forever isn't...

The fact that galvanized tanks last forever isn't so true anymore. They have gone up in price and the quality has gone down a lot. I have seen them rust through in less than 7 years.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-26-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By speedbump
You should probably find out where the air is...

You should probably find out where the air is coming from and fix the leak. You can't find air leaks easily if at all, but you could re plumb the suction line with the fewest fittings possible and...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By speedbump
Do you have any filtration? Softeners and those...

Do you have any filtration? Softeners and those useless inline filters can plug causing the problem your having.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By speedbump
I have never heard of a softener having a...

I have never heard of a softener having a membrane. They do have one or two screens, generally made of plastic to keep the mineral in the tank. The main one is in the bottom of the softener tank...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-10-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By speedbump
Like everyone else it has one year from date of...

Like everyone else it has one year from date of sale or 1.5 years from build date. Yes it is the SEI motor. It's a beast.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By speedbump
Everyone seems to think Goulds pumps are the best...

Everyone seems to think Goulds pumps are the best pump since sliced bread. I say they aren't any better than any other name brand (Wayne, Flotec, Water Ace etc excluded) but they always had an AO...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By speedbump
The Betta Flo SW series is a very good pump and...

The Betta Flo SW series is a very good pump and so is the new Goulds knockoff pump I'm selling. The pump itself is exactly like the Goulds and all parts are interchangeable. The motor on that pump...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By speedbump
Tait was a great pump. If you go with a Wayne,...

Tait was a great pump. If you go with a Wayne, you will be getting about 10% of the quality of the Tait. Sure Wayne's are cheap, but that word works for price and quality.

I sold Taits up until...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By speedbump
I have been self employed for over 40 years. I'm...

I have been self employed for over 40 years. I'm retired but still working. The retiring part of being self employed doesn't always work out like one would like. Plan ahead for the future is my...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By speedbump
Don't blame your faucets, blame your well or what...

Don't blame your faucets, blame your well or what ever water supply you have. That has to be where the sand is coming from.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By speedbump
Putting the chlorine in the well is the best idea...

Putting the chlorine in the well is the best idea as long as you chase it with fresh water after chlorinating. You don't want to leave the chlorine on the pipes etc.

If you really want to do just...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-16-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By speedbump
Bacteria grows in unused faucets plumbing. If...

Bacteria grows in unused faucets plumbing. If you run it for a while, it will get better, but if you let it sit again for long periods, the smell will come back.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By speedbump
Chances are you have a buried tank by the well. ...

Chances are you have a buried tank by the well. And it's probably gone bad. This means you either have to install another tank somewhere else or dig up the bad one and replace it with another...
Forum: Septic Tanks 07-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By speedbump
If your pump has a piggyback float, you can...

If your pump has a piggyback float, you can unplug the pump from the back of the floats plug and plug the pump in directly. If it runs, its the float that's bad.
Forum: Septic Tanks 07-02-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By speedbump
Can you hook up 115 volts from the house...

Can you hook up 115 volts from the house somewhere and run wires out to where the pumps controls are? If so, drag the wire out there and hook up the pump to see if it will run. If it does, replace...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-29-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By speedbump
When we encounter a building with the well...

When we encounter a building with the well inside, it requires charging you more money for the second man. One to work the rig from outside and one to use wrenches and guide the pipes in and out of...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By speedbump
One thing people fail to consider when...

One thing people fail to consider when constructing a building for the well equipment is don't build it over the well. Leave the well out in the open so I or someone else in the business can get our...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By speedbump
Where is the pump? Your correct on the tank...

Where is the pump? Your correct on the tank pressure, two pounds less than the pumps turn on pressure. If this is a jet pump, you won't be needing that pressure relief valve.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 06-04-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By speedbump
I never even thought of Gas. I have never had...

I never even thought of Gas. I have never had one, all mine have always been Electric.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 06-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By speedbump
I didn't know any heaters came preset at 140. ...

I didn't know any heaters came preset at 140. That's a little scary.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 06-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By speedbump
The culprit in the odor from an anode rod is...

The culprit in the odor from an anode rod is bacteria. If you turn your heater up to 140, the bacteria will die. ( I would die at much lower temps) If turning your water temp up to 140 scares...
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