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    Right off hand, it would appear to me that the...

    Right off hand, it would appear to me that the well is running out of water. The fact that it recharges in a few minutes is a good thing, but it seems that it runs out again right away.
    I would be...
  2. That pump you have is a J7S, which is a 3/4 hp...

    That pump you have is a J7S, which is a 3/4 hp shallow well jet pump.
    The spring thing is a mechanical seal, which is part number 10k10.
    The stationary half of the seal is pressed into the motor...
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    That looks like a Myers sprinkler pump. (The...

    That looks like a Myers sprinkler pump. (The picture you posted is a Water Ace, which is a cheap version of the Myers pump).
    The buzzing sound is usually a bad start capacitor. It may also be a...
  4. Thread: Pump Cycling

    by Pumpman
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    I'm in a position where I work with a number of...

    I'm in a position where I work with a number of pump contractors. Most of them like one manufacturer over another, and will give you a million reasons why. I know contractors that will install a...
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    I think what you are refering to is adding...

    I think what you are refering to is adding friction losses in the piping to the vertical lift that the pump must make.
    Different sized piping has different losses, depending on the flow rate.
    Ron
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    Set a fan where it will circulate air around the...

    Set a fan where it will circulate air around the tank. That will keep it from sweating so bad.
    Ron
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    See if you can find out some info on the pump...

    See if you can find out some info on the pump itself. It would help if we knew what the pump was doing from the get-go. If it's a Goulds, like your tank, I'll have the curves to tell what it should...
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    You are correct. It has a 1" inlet/outlet. Ron

    You are correct. It has a 1" inlet/outlet.
    Ron
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    Most of the time 3/4 hp and larger jet pumps are...

    Most of the time 3/4 hp and larger jet pumps are factory set for 230V. A lot of 1/2 hp are set at 115V.
    There's usually a sticker on the pump that states the factory setting.
    Ron
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    As a contractor, I always tried real hard to have...

    As a contractor, I always tried real hard to have a job finished when I said it would be done. You run into problems that you don't expect, but you work around them and try to finish on time.
    I...
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    They do make dampening devices for pressure...

    They do make dampening devices for pressure switches, but they tend to plug up easily.
    The best solution is to move the switch sensing line away from the pump. Go from the switch to someplace by the...
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    What type of pump do you have? Is it submersible...

    What type of pump do you have?
    Is it submersible or above ground?
    Ron
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    The jet (nozzle) on a deep well jet pump is...

    The jet (nozzle) on a deep well jet pump is inside the deep well ejector, which is down in the well.
    The nozzle has a about a 3/16 hole in it, which clogs up quite easily.
    I doubt you'll get it...
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    Since there is a casing adapter and two pipes...

    Since there is a casing adapter and two pipes going to it, I would assume that there is a 2" packer down in the well. A packer does the same thing as a deep well ejector does in a 4" well.
    A packer...
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    No, I'm not recommending that you get a pressure...

    No, I'm not recommending that you get a pressure switch. I mentioned this switch because many times the problem with a pump not running can be tranced to a bad switch.
    Even with a WaterAce pump it's...
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    Does the pump have a pressure switch on it? If...

    Does the pump have a pressure switch on it? If so, is it wired correctly and do you have electricity going through it?
    You can remove the back cover of the motor at check at the terminals there. If...
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    As BobNH stated, changing a pressure switch is a...

    As BobNH stated, changing a pressure switch is a really good time to check the precharge.
    If you need to, make a simple schematic of the wiring at the switch. You'll need to rewire exactly as the...
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    That pressure switch with the lever has a low...

    That pressure switch with the lever has a low pressure drop out feature that shuts the pump off should you run out of water or a line should rupture. You usually have to hold the levr up until the...
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    You're right Speed. There's no neutral with 230V....

    You're right Speed. There's no neutral with 230V. Just two hot legs and a ground.
    Ron
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    I couldn't find any info on this pump on the F&W...

    I couldn't find any info on this pump on the F&W website. I also am at a loss as to what an "automatic jet pressure control" is.
    In any case, it sounds like the pump is sucking in air, possibly when...
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    While you could be correct that the pump has...

    While you could be correct that the pump has excessive wear, which would cause it to act this way, there could also be a problem with the deep well ejector. The ejector has a nozzle in it that has an...
  22. Thread: Down and Out

    by Pumpman
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    One suggestion I have is to be sure to use a dark...

    One suggestion I have is to be sure to use a dark green or black tank. Clear tanks allow light in, which promotes algae growth.
    Ron
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    Is it on a pitless adapter? What material is the...

    Is it on a pitless adapter? What material is the drop pipe made of? PVC? Galvanized pipe? What size?
    Since your son is an electrician, you should have him check out the system before you pull the...
  24. While a manometer is more for measuring pressure...

    While a manometer is more for measuring pressure in gases and vapors, they, along with PSIG and PSIA gauges, do indeed, come liquid filled. I believe they're filled with glycerine, which makes them...
  25. While Sammy may be right, it isn't uncommon for a...

    While Sammy may be right, it isn't uncommon for a pressure gauge to drop a couple of psi after the pressure waves subside and things settle down. If you decide to replace it, invest in a good liquid...
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