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Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-23-2016, 01:16 PM
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You do need a tank. No matter what. Along with...

You do need a tank. No matter what. Along with the pressure switch.
Forum: Septic Tanks 07-14-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By speedbump
This definitely sounds like a landlord problem. ...

This definitely sounds like a landlord problem. Unless you flushed a softball down the toilet, the drains should be working properly. Nothing you can do as a renter can fix this sort of problem.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-12-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By speedbump
It's very unfortunate, but I have to agree with...

It's very unfortunate, but I have to agree with Cary. I have found the same thing over the years. It kind of puts us in a group not unlike used car salesmen.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-10-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By speedbump
Most bladder tanks will survive in the weather if...

Most bladder tanks will survive in the weather if you can keep the sun off them. The paint will fade and go away here in Florida in a few years. The pump will be in water. Black is a UV resistant...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-09-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By speedbump
This link will give you a good idea how it works....

This link will give you a good idea how it works. Your submersible in the well would simply keep the cistern full using a float to turn the pump on and off....
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-09-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By speedbump
Save your money for the galvanized pressure tank...

Save your money for the galvanized pressure tank and get a plastic 1000 gallon or so tank. Put a submersible pump inside that tank and push the water to the people using the water. A small bladder...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-07-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By speedbump
There are different wall thicknesses of Poly. If...

There are different wall thicknesses of Poly. If your using the 80 PSI or even the 100 PSI variety, suction can collapse this pipe. That could explain your trickle then nothing experience.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-07-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By speedbump
I don't know what utility line is. Can you...

I don't know what utility line is. Can you explain? And is this line on the pressure or suction side?
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 07-05-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By speedbump
You wouldn't believe how fast the grass grows...

You wouldn't believe how fast the grass grows here in the summer months. I mean weeds. Of the multitude of weed varieties I have the salt doesn't seem to phase them in any way. What the salt would...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 07-04-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By speedbump
The problem with gravel drains for softeners is...

The problem with gravel drains for softeners is that the accumulation of salt in the area of the end of the drain will stop it from working in the not too distant future. I'm not saying a softener...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 07-04-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By speedbump
Looking at your specs, you really had a softener...

Looking at your specs, you really had a softener from Sears that was the equivalent of a 24000 grain unit. You had 3/4 cubic foot of resin. Capacity fluctuates with the amount of salt used per...
Forum: Septic Tanks 07-02-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By speedbump
I'm not familiar with the system the way it was...

I'm not familiar with the system the way it was described to you. We do have berm systems here that use two tanks and an above ground leach field. Solids and liquid go into the first tank. Liquid...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-26-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By speedbump
I'm not sure what a big blue would cost compared...

I'm not sure what a big blue would cost compared to a 9" X 48" fiberglas tank with an in/out head and a cubic foot of carbon. I think you will find that carbon cartridges are a lot more money than a...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-25-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By speedbump
Sorry, I should have spent more time reading your...

Sorry, I should have spent more time reading your post.

I have always dad a problem with 10 inch filters as other than a carbon filter for removing a little taste and odor, the rest of them are...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-25-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By speedbump
Don't waste your money on 10" filters. And there...

Don't waste your money on 10" filters. And there is no 10" or 24" softener.
The worst thing about your water is the hardness. It's 47 grains hard and that's very hard. You will need a two tank...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-23-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By speedbump
Next time you pull the pump for whatever reason,...

Next time you pull the pump for whatever reason, check the water level and the total depth of the well. If you have plenty of water below the pump, you can always drop it further down the well if...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-22-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By speedbump
You can't go wrong with a Zoeller either. I sold...

You can't go wrong with a Zoeller either. I sold Myers for a number of years and had very good luck with their higher end models.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-18-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By speedbump
That's why I asked how deep the creek was. If...

That's why I asked how deep the creek was. If it's at least 3' deep year around you could put a submersible pump in the creek and push the water wherever you want it. Pulling water is difficult,...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-17-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By speedbump
How deep is the creek and can it give a constant...

How deep is the creek and can it give a constant flow for a pump?
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-16-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By speedbump
From reading your initial post again, your well...

From reading your initial post again, your well is only capable of around 2.5 gpm. This could be a plugged screen or the well just don't do any better for some reason.

If it runs continuously for...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-16-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By speedbump
I agree, pulling that high of amps shouldn't let...

I agree, pulling that high of amps shouldn't let the motor run for more than a minute or so. Are you sure it's a 3/4hp and not a 1.5 hp?
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-15-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,116
Posted By speedbump
This thread should be stickied. Whoever inquires...

This thread should be stickied. Whoever inquires would have definitely heard both sides.
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-14-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,116
Posted By speedbump
Softener salesmen's test equipment consist of a...

Softener salesmen's test equipment consist of a suitcase full of scare tactics. They basically test for hardness. You will find that the large share of them sell softeners only. "Whether you need...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-13-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,116
Posted By speedbump
Shallow sources, like surface water. We have...

Shallow sources, like surface water. We have people tell us they have been told they have tannin in their water all the time by softener salesmen. If they do, they have a 20' deep well or less. ...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-13-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,116
Posted By speedbump
Where have you ever seen municipal water that...

Where have you ever seen municipal water that wasn't hard? It has to come either from an above ground water source or a well. Both are hard. Lake/River water about 7 grains, well water generally...
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