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  1. That is the strange part. This is a brand new...

    That is the strange part. This is a brand new pump and motor, right out of the box. I did not, however, install new wires going down the well, and they seemed to be quite stiff near where they...
  2. I forgot to mention the water table is 12.5' from...

    I forgot to mention the water table is 12.5' from ground level. When I started the pump, the pump would have been 20' below the water table. With an 8" casing, this would mean there would be roughly...
  3. Franklin Motor Starter or Franklin Pump Motor?

    I operate a small water system for a town of about 300 people. We have three wells that pump together on an auto cycle. The wells are all at sea level and they pump, through the water system, to a...
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    As basscat pointed out, this system is often used...

    As basscat pointed out, this system is often used when a well has a tendency to produce a lot of sand that could harm a submersible pump. Is it safe to assume that the airlift system will bring a lot...
  5. "That which does not kill you, makes you...

    "That which does not kill you, makes you stronger." :)
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    I'm really hoping someone experienced with this...

    I'm really hoping someone experienced with this type of system will answer my questions. :)
  7. And this is a 2 hp submersible, correct?

    And this is a 2 hp submersible, correct?
  8. How far, in piping, is the pressure switch from...

    How far, in piping, is the pressure switch from the tank? Perhaps you could post a photo of the pump and tank setup.
  9. LOL Then I should have been dead years ago.

    LOL Then I should have been dead years ago.
  10. He did say the ground had settled badly between...

    He did say the ground had settled badly between house and tank, affecting the slope of the inlet pipe. Chances are very good that the poop is running uphill to the tank inlet now. If he can see this,...
  11. I had an experience similar to this and it may...

    I had an experience similar to this and it may very well be your problem.

    The 4" ABS pipe going from this customer's house to the tank was blocked, and the snake I was using only seemed to go...
  12. I'm almost afraid to ask but, for this simple...

    I'm almost afraid to ask but, for this simple country boy, could you explain to us just what the "enema function" actually does?
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    I keep coming back to this thread like a moth to...

    I keep coming back to this thread like a moth to a candle, I am that fascinated by the concept. There is a rural area north of where I live about 60 miles that abuts some very swampy country....
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    Thank you for your answer. I'm quite sure the...

    Thank you for your answer. I'm quite sure the well will sustain the yield of 50 gpm, although the first thing I plan to do, after the setup is complete, is a proper drawdown test. The town water...
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    The designer of the irrigation system told me the...

    The designer of the irrigation system told me the requirements of the system were only 35 gpm. The 50 gpm pump was selected, I am told, to supply the irrigation system as well as two houses with...
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    ABS Pipe Primer

    I was helping a friend install a 4" ABS drain system in his basement. As is typical of 4" ABS pipe, I removed the burrs from the end of the sawn pipe, applied ABS glue to both pipe and fitting, and...
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    Would a Dole Flow Valve, set for 50 gpm, help me...

    Would a Dole Flow Valve, set for 50 gpm, help me to keep the pump from pumping the well dry?

    BTW, I thought this forum was a "Crack Free Zone". :cool:
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    Hello Valveman Thank you for the reply....

    Hello Valveman

    Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, I do not think the customer will change any part of the irrigation system to provide a source of back pressure. I believe he paid quite a bit...
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    I was a little shocked, too. I spoke to the...

    I was a little shocked, too. I spoke to the fellow that designed and installed this computerized irrigation system, and he assured me that not only did it require 35 gpm, it also provided no back...
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    Burnt Pump Motor

    I think I spoke a little bit about this submersible pump in another thread but, since uncovering more info, I have some new questions.

    Here are the basics. The well is a 55' drilled well in sand...
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    Thank you for that answer, valveman....

    Thank you for that answer, valveman. Coincidentally, I just finished reading this excellent article that supports your argument and explains it all in terms of reduced amperage draw.
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    Very good explanation. I have just one more...

    Very good explanation. I have just one more question regarding the CSV, before I am totally converted.

    In the case of the customer I first discussed, the one with the 3 hp, 50 gpm submersible pump...
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    Okay, Mr. Valveman, now you have REALLY got my...

    Okay, Mr. Valveman, now you have REALLY got my attention LOL.

    Are you saying the CSV can be used as a soft start and soft stop and even the more expensive municipal model was a mere $650?? We paid...
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    That seems to make a lot of sense, although my...

    That seems to make a lot of sense, although my brain is still trying to sort through all of the details. I think what you are telling me is that the CSV does not allow a water hammer to take place?
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    Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, only...

    Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, only single phase power is available at this location. However, in order to make the well functional, the owner is willing to purchase a single phase motor for...
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