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  • Posted in thread: new pressure tank/lower flow rate on 03-30-2015 at 01:25 PM
    Did you use smaller pipe somewhere? What did you add that you didn't have before the new tank
    install? What did you do with the fitting for the air control?

  • Posted in thread: Pipe Thawing Attempt (bad idea?) on 03-30-2015 at 01:22 PM
    I don't know if they are still available, but they used to be called steamers.

  • Posted in thread: jerked around? on 03-28-2015 at 08:28 PM
    Is the water soft? Does soap lather easily? Some brine tanks work on a set of floats which can
    keep the water level higher than others. Some brine tanks have a float mechanism that keeps the
    tank from...

  • Posted in thread: Drain Flies on 03-28-2015 at 02:05 PM
    After doing all the things the guys have mentioned here already. My Wife and I discovered that
    the flies were coming in through a bad wax ring. Replaced the ring and bye bye flies.You being
    perfectly ...

  • Posted in thread: How to know if I need a new well pump on 03-28-2015 at 01:34 PM
    What is your casing? Steel (galvanized or black) or PVC?The reason your filter filled up
    quicker is that more sulfur was knocked off the pipes for some reason. Now if the material is
    sand, that is ano...

  • Posted in thread: How to know if I need a new well pump on 03-27-2015 at 05:44 PM
    No matter where the pump is, it will still lift whatever is in the water near or above the
    water source.Lots of people call mineral buildup; sediment. Black water is normally a sign that
    you have some...

  • Posted in thread: Well sucks air? on 03-23-2015 at 01:07 PM
    The thing to try to find out is whether or not his well is a screened well or a rock well. If
    it's a screened well, the screen is most likely plugged and needs to be acid treated. Nu Well
    tablets will...

  • Posted in thread: Well sucks air? on 03-22-2015 at 04:36 PM
    If it's a jet pump, this shouldn't be happening if it is properly set up. If it's a Submersible
    pump, probably like Matt30 said, it's a low yield well. Geesh, it's bad enough to have salty
    water, but ...

  • Posted in thread: Want to install exterior sump pump on 03-20-2015 at 01:31 PM
    If your idea is to get the water to go into a sump pit outside the house and below the footing;
    you would be better off installing well points around the home and attach them all to a pump.
    Putting a ...

  • Posted in thread: Need Help - installing domestic Water Tank on 03-20-2015 at 01:25 PM
    Your pressure isn't going to be so good. Each vertical foot below the water level in the tank
    will be good for .433 pounds.

January 20, 2015  •  08:40 AM
Not really a Plumber. Just a Pump and Well guy.

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