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Forum: Pumps and Wells Today, 01:20 AM
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Posted By speedbump
String, as in string of pipe. 600 lbs isn't much.

String, as in string of pipe. 600 lbs isn't much.
Forum: Pumps and Wells Today, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 25
Posted By speedbump
Rope is just something else to get stuck around...

Rope is just something else to get stuck around the pipe on top of your pump keeping you from getting it out of the well the pipe is much stronger than the Rope.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By speedbump
They make it sound like the water softener will...

They make it sound like the water softener will remove all the other minerals mentioned toward the end of the blurb. Not true. Calcium, Magnesium and some iron. That's it!
Spamming is frowned on...
Forum: Pumps and Wells Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By speedbump
A sediment filter on a sprinkler system? The...

A sediment filter on a sprinkler system? The flow rate through that thing must be a bit low. And why in the world did he think he needed a filter for sprinklers anyway. Didn't want to get sediment...
Forum: Pumps and Wells Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 40
Posted By speedbump
Those upsie daisies etc are not for all...

Those upsie daisies etc are not for all applications and may or may not handle the weight of your pump and pipe. I have never known anyone in the business who used one, we all had pump hoists or...
Forum: Pumps and Wells Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 25
Posted By speedbump
Safety rope - Plastic or nylon? Any special type?...

Safety rope - Plastic or nylon? Any special type? Neither, do not use!
Electric splice - is there a goo to smear on inside the splice? Not needed. Either use barrel connectors and heat shrink kits...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-19-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By speedbump
Thanks Frodo, I wouldn't have it any other way.:-)

Thanks Frodo, I wouldn't have it any other way.:-)
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-19-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By speedbump
It depends on whether you want to test it for...

It depends on whether you want to test it for safety like for chemicals etc. Or for hardness iron manganese and so forth. For safety reasons most County Health Department's will test your water for...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 11-18-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By speedbump
On the suction side.

On the suction side.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 11-17-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By speedbump
By the way you mentioned check valves, the only...

By the way you mentioned check valves, the only check valve you want is the one at the furthest end of the pipe farthest away from the pump.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 11-17-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By speedbump
If you buy a pump that will do say 200 gallons a...

If you buy a pump that will do say 200 gallons a minute, you're kind of stuck with that horsepower. So if you want to slow it down a lot you're still going to be turning that big motor over. As the...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 11-17-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By speedbump
Well at 220 gallons per minute, four inch at 200...

Well at 220 gallons per minute, four inch at 200 feet doesn't add much friction and six inch has practically none. I used to sell a 5 hp self priming centrifugal that would do around 220 per minute...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 11-17-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By speedbump
What is your flow rate going to be?

What is your flow rate going to be?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-17-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By speedbump
First time I've seen this. Sorry. As far as...

First time I've seen this. Sorry.

As far as I'm concerned I wouldn't waste my money on any in line filters, spin down, cartridge or otherwise. A softener will catch as much as one of the...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 11-17-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By speedbump
It can be done, but filling the line with water...

It can be done, but filling the line with water first would make priming a lot easier. The line has to be big enough so as not to cause much friction loss at the desired flow.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 11-08-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By speedbump
The best method I have found for trapping fine...

The best method I have found for trapping fine sand is to fill a water softener tank 1/3rd full of silica sand using a distributor tube and an in/out head. You can even build your own backwash valve...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 10-31-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By speedbump
Sounds to me like the water level in the well is...

Sounds to me like the water level in the well is dropping down to the pump which stops it from moving water until the water level slowly rises back up several feet where the pump can catch a prime...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-25-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,270
Posted By speedbump
I don't sell sediment filters.

I don't sell sediment filters.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-26-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By speedbump
Hadn't thought of that. But with the temps here...

Hadn't thought of that. But with the temps here in Florida, that's not an issue so far. With the copper being in the attic even though it's insulated; a shower at 5:PM could probably take place...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-26-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By speedbump
1-1/2 from the well to the house. Then right to...

1-1/2 from the well to the house. Then right to 3/4". They used to have two ground water heat pumps before changing to forced air. This was all before I bought the house. I was the second owner. ...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-26-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By speedbump
We just re-did our master bath. One normal head...

We just re-did our master bath. One normal head and one rain head. The house has 3/4" copper. 1/2" feed to each head. The shower head with the restriction taken out will hurt you. The rain head...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-26-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By speedbump
How many gallons per minute are all these heads...

How many gallons per minute are all these heads that are going to be on at the same time using? Or trying to use?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-26-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By speedbump
Years ago I built a home in Michigan with a full...

Years ago I built a home in Michigan with a full unfinished basement. I ran a 1" copper trunk line for all hot and cold water. (We never got scalded when someone flushed while we were in the shower)...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-22-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By speedbump
It doesn't matter how old the tank is if it's...

It doesn't matter how old the tank is if it's galvanized. If you haven't been adding chlorine to it for filtration purposes, it will probably outlast the house. You won't find any numbers on an old...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-21-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By speedbump
Not that I'm aware of. You can get leak...

Not that I'm aware of.
You can get leak detectors of differing varieties that will turn the pump off when water is sensed where it shouldn't be.
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