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    Hey guys my supplier calls it a constant pressure...

    Hey guys my supplier calls it a constant pressure pump and when we need pressure it does provide constant pressure and we have had no problem with them. I do agree with you that a submersible is the...
  2. They don't work for me but the other guy on our...

    They don't work for me but the other guy on our team uses them just fine. The idea of a fish tape is great out of the box thinking.
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    Ball valve is correct the store bought bleach...

    Ball valve is correct the store bought bleach will be fine for disinfection, it is usually 5% chlorine and you don't need much to kill bacteria. You really don't need to leave it over night, it only...
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    You may want to ask this question in the water...

    You may want to ask this question in the water softener forum, you might find more experience there. I have noticed this on occasion and have heard different opinions from sulphur to contaminants in...
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    Just recently I put in one cu ft of corosex in a...

    Just recently I put in one cu ft of corosex in a 1.5 cu ft tank and raised the ph +2 however it made the water go from soft to about 3 gpg hard. That is one way, you could also use calcite as well...
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    More than likely it will hold, however if it...

    More than likely it will hold, however if it doesn't it is possible to fish it out. Perhaps if you are concerned you may want to bring it up and put a rope or small cable on it for ease of mind.
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    Wally you said that special anode rods are put in...

    Wally you said that special anode rods are put in place to resolve odor problems. Can you help me understand how when we remove the anode rods the odor goes away.
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    The grundfos MQ 45 does not need a pressure tank...

    The grundfos MQ 45 does not need a pressure tank since it is a constant pressure pump. It is also very quiet and I just put one in today, they are good, however I am with ballvalve, whenever you can...
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    As water well dude said in Texas all wells must...

    As water well dude said in Texas all wells must be reported to TDLR as gps coordinates. They are a matter of public record if you know how to find them. I beleive they are trying to keep licensed...
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    The impeller of the pump may be bad, if you want...

    The impeller of the pump may be bad, if you want to replace the pump with a submersible, my suggestion as well. Though it may cost a little more, it has been my experience that submersibles are less...
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    It also sounds as if either your footvalve is not...

    It also sounds as if either your footvalve is not holding all the time or you may be overdrawing the well and have to add another 5 feet. Most shallow well pumps do not have a suction lift of over...
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    You may have a bad bladder tank, you can drain...

    You may have a bad bladder tank, you can drain the tank and then shake it to see if you can hear water inside, if so then the tank is bad even if you have pressure on the valve with an empty tank...
  13. Here's a thought, take two wire coat hangers...

    Here's a thought, take two wire coat hangers straighten them out and then at about 4 inches from the end bend them so as to have handles. Get the idea, water sticks or whatever you want to call...
  14. There doesn't look like there would be a problem,...

    There doesn't look like there would be a problem, I have a friend of mine doing the same thing and it is no problem.
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    It sounds as if either Gary is right or it may be...

    It sounds as if either Gary is right or it may be from your anode rod inside the hot water heater. I might suggest you have a plumber take it out cut it off and plug it, your problem may go away.
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    I am usually frugal when it comes to putting on...

    I am usually frugal when it comes to putting on filters, do you know what it is that you are filtering, if it is sediment like sand you would want to use the one you have been using and put it in...
  17. Your water softener will take out the iron, and...

    Your water softener will take out the iron, and if you are sure what the manufacturer says about flow rate then you can either go with one or two, I would go two in parallel just to be sure.
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    you may have a galvanized set up with a bladder...

    you may have a galvanized set up with a bladder tank, and that may explain the air or you may have a hole in the diaphram in the bladder tank and the air from above the bladder is coming through the...
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    If you don't see a check valve above ground then...

    If you don't see a check valve above ground then you may either have a hole in the pipe or the check valve, foot falve is not holding and as ballvalve said you will need to fix it from the bottom up
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    What kind of pump do you have? Is it a twin pipe...

    What kind of pump do you have? Is it a twin pipe or single pipe suction, and do you know how deep the well is? Also, you probably don't need another well. I would suggest you follow after the pump...
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    You could use a down flow system but I would...

    You could use a down flow system but I would recommend a fleck 5600 flat cap, (filter valve) It will also be okay to backwash onto the ground outside. Also if your hardness is 4gpg before you added...
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    Gracias skip

    Gracias skip
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    Good advice ballvalve or atleast have more than...

    Good advice ballvalve or atleast have more than one look at it and see which ones collaborate with one another.
  24. It sounds like you may have a low production...

    It sounds like you may have a low production well, meaning it is pumping off because the well is not recovering fast enough to keep up with the pump, you can get a pumptec and use it so that when...
  25. I have a friend who uses starite pumps and they...

    I have a friend who uses starite pumps and they seem to work for him. When I worked for a water well company we used franklin motors on berkley pump ends and they usually net 10-15 years. For the...
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