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Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
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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: 201
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: 104
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: 225
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: 225
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: 359
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: 359
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: 160
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: 307
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: 307
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: 307
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...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By speedbump
An in ground pool pump will make just shy of 40...

An in ground pool pump will make just shy of 40 psi. An above ground pool pump will top out at 18 or so. The higher the pressure for either one, the less flow you have. Flow is your friend, that's...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,117
Posted By speedbump
That thing looks almost as small as my American...

That thing looks almost as small as my American Arms pocket buddy .22Mag.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,117
Posted By speedbump
Good eye Chris!

Good eye Chris!
Forum: Pumps and Wells 05-03-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By speedbump
I wouldn't recommend it. And if you don't have...

I wouldn't recommend it. And if you don't have the right tools, it can be impossible.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 05-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By speedbump
I haven't sold Red Jacket in a long time, but I...

I haven't sold Red Jacket in a long time, but I think they are still making the quick set jet. All you need to do is remove the four bolts (not the motor bolts) that hold the two pump halves...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 05-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By speedbump
If you have a local motor shop, they can probably...

If you have a local motor shop, they can probably change the bearings for around 100.00$. At least that's what we charge for a bearing job on a jet or pool pump motor.

The other thing I noticed...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,117
Posted By speedbump
Clint would be proud of you!

Clint would be proud of you!
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-31-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By speedbump
That's great, I will help you select the right...

That's great, I will help you select the right pump for the job. And like Valveman said a CSV will make things work smoothly. Like I said, I can put a smaller venturi in the jet to make more...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-30-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By speedbump
I don't think you will be at all happy with a...

I don't think you will be at all happy with a 1/2hp pump especially from Lowes.

You are going to need a one horse at least. If you want to buy a good pump from me, I can trick up the jet so it...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By speedbump
What kind of pump do you have now? Jet or...

What kind of pump do you have now? Jet or Submersible? Do you know how much the pump you now have puts out at "say" 40 psi? At 10 gallons per minute you will only have 2.5 lbs of friction loss...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By speedbump
The reason for the 60/80 is probably because of...

The reason for the 60/80 is probably because of the elevation, or maybe the plumbing or both. Without changing the gauge, you could manually press down on the switch plate to start the pump. Let it...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-20-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By speedbump
The big one is probably waterlogged if the...

The big one is probably waterlogged if the compressor is bad.

Like Phish said, you may end up cycling the pump too much. I would have her use water like she normally does and just watch the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-17-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By speedbump
When you say flowing; do you mean the well flows...

When you say flowing; do you mean the well flows water without the use of a pump? Add tank: Do you have a storage tank now, or are they suggesting you add another larger atmospheric tank to contain...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-17-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By speedbump
How did you test the voltage? Each wire to...

How did you test the voltage? Each wire to ground getting 115 volts; or both wires at the same time getting 230 volts?

You actually changed out a pump by yourself that was 250' in the hole??? ...
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