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  • Posted in thread: Re-using Sewage pump or buy a new one? on 03-03-2018 at 03:13 PM
    I'll second the Hydromatic suggestion. They are very good pumps, unlike anything Flotec.

  • Posted in thread: Pump from full pressure to not running? on 01-07-2018 at 08:42 PM
    I've lived in Florida for the last 35 years so things may have changed some. Back in the day in
    Michigan, we would go rent a steamer with a rubber hose that you could push out through the
    suction line...

  • Posted in thread: Black slimy substance from well on 12-14-2017 at 08:30 PM
    The PH is a little low and the hardness being only 3 gpg is amazing. Most well water I'm
    familiar with is in the 12 to 17 gpg range. No worries with iron or manganese though. TDS is
    very low.

  • Posted in thread: Black slimy substance from well on 12-10-2017 at 07:59 PM
    This stuff could be algae. Especially if the filter you have is exposed to sunlight. Algae will
    grow in PVC pipes in sunlight. An other thing that causes black scale is Hydrogen Sulfide which
    usually ...

  • Posted in thread: Suction pumps? on 12-01-2017 at 12:10 AM
    They are common in the well business

  • Posted in thread: Suction pumps? on 11-29-2017 at 11:05 PM
    It's no problem keeping a prime if you put the check valve or the foot valve at the far end of
    the suction line away from the pump. This keeps the pump and the entire suction line full of
    water once t...

  • Posted in thread: Suction pumps? on 11-29-2017 at 10:35 PM
    Doesn't sound like they know what they're doing.

  • Posted in thread: Rent-a-pump-puller. on 11-26-2017 at 12:48 PM
    Congratulations! Glad you got it all working

  • Posted in thread: replacing 3 wire with 2 wire which color goes where on 11-25-2017 at 01:58 PM
    Two power wires to the black wires on the motor. Green is ground. It would be better if you
    changed the wire to 12-2 with ground. That takes the confusion out of the equation. Pressure
    switch is betwe...

  • Posted in thread: Vacuum pull from pump for siphoning system on 11-22-2017 at 04:32 PM
    Wells should not pump sand.Yes those filters could very well be the reason you don't have any
    pressure. I guess you could put fertilizer and bug killer in that tank and let it do its job
    but I think t...

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

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