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  • Posted in thread: Sand coming in from driven well on 05-22-2017 at 01:20 PM
    In a perfect world, with no air leaks and a good check valve, the vacuum would stay in tact.
    But that's highly unlikely especially with a driven well. The joints will undoubtedly leak over
    time and al...

  • Posted in thread: Good pressure, then turns to dribble. on 05-21-2017 at 02:30 PM
    A little box about 3.5" X 2.5" square with wires in and out. It turns on and off the pump
    according to the set pressures.

  • Posted in thread: Good pressure, then turns to dribble. on 05-20-2017 at 05:00 PM
    It's probably the filter. Or it could be that your tank isn't giving much of a drawdown either
    because it's too small or because it's waterlogged and the pressure switch isn't seeing the
    pressure chan...

  • Posted in thread: I just bought a cheap tankless HWH, need help with supply line on 05-13-2017 at 01:21 PM
    I don't see why pliers or channel locks wouldn't work.

  • Posted in thread: I just bought a cheap tankless HWH, need help with supply line on 05-12-2017 at 02:05 PM
    I'm still baffled by using Teflon tape on a gasket-ed fitting. The guy slipped a rubber ring
    into the barb fitting then tightened it with his fingers all but the last 1/2 turn. What is the
    TT for? Tha...

  • Posted in thread: Testing well pump?? on 05-09-2017 at 12:12 PM
    Yeah there's always a check valve in the pump itself. Of course it wouldn't make any difference
    what the pump is doing if the drop pipe has holes in it.

  • Posted in thread: Testing well pump?? on 05-08-2017 at 10:44 PM
    The check valve is generally just before the tank but I have seen them in the drop pipe. Do you
    know what kind of drop pipe you have? Plastic or galvanized

  • Posted in thread: Testing well pump?? on 05-08-2017 at 10:20 PM
    Since you say it holds pressure I assume you mean with the pump off and the valve closed going
    into the house that means that you have a check valve somewhere between the house and the
    pump.You will l...

  • Posted in thread: Testing well pump?? on 05-08-2017 at 07:59 PM
    Adjusting the switch probably won't help. Sounds like you either have a hole in the droppipe
    the pump hangs from or somehow you have nuked an impeller or two. If the motor is 230 volts and
    your gettin...

  • Posted in thread: Question about water softener for the beach (city water) on 05-05-2017 at 01:16 PM
    I don't see where she missed anything. You said you wanted soft water. Filters do not soften
    water. If you have sediment that you need to filter out, you should complain to your water
    provider. If you...

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January 20, 2015  •  02:40 PM
Not really a Plumber. Just a Pump and Well guy.
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