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  1. Where I said filter I meant Lakos Sandmaster

    Where I said filter I meant Lakos Sandmaster
  2. I assume you are OK running the 100 psi max rated...

    I assume you are OK running the 100 psi max rated filter at 110 psi? Undoubtedly there is some margin of safety in that rating.
  3. I just found the specs on the Lakos ... is only...

    I just found the specs on the Lakos ... is only rated at 100 psi! So it won't work either, at least that specific model. They claim it will never clog up, so is safe for installation before the...
  4. Installing a 75 psi safety relief valve before...

    Installing a 75 psi safety relief valve before (upstream) of the CSV would not be a good idea; it is very possible you will see 100 psi + while in low-flow or refill mode, even with a properly sized...
  5. One potential issue is can the sediment filter...

    One potential issue is can the sediment filter handle the head pressure when the pump/CSV is operating at a near-deadhead condition, like when the tank is in refill mode? The American Granby filter...
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    Actually that should read "what could happen when...

    Actually that should read "what could happen when a pump is spec'd with no regard to pumping depth" ... motor power is more related to pumping height/pressure than volume.
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    This doesn't answer your question but assuming...

    This doesn't answer your question but assuming the well production is sufficient you should size the pump based on your actual water need and not what is typical in the area. The fact that you are...
  8. That's a pretty creative idea, using a drop rope...

    That's a pretty creative idea, using a drop rope to lower the liner and having it disconnect when it hits bottom. Though with my luck the hook would hang up and I'd be hauling out the liner to...
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    Just a thought, would installing a vaccum breaker...

    Just a thought, would installing a vaccum breaker (similar to ones used on irrigation systems in some jurisdictions) help?
  10. I do believe the torque arrestor was the main...

    I do believe the torque arrestor was the main cause of the pump hanging up. I installed a new pump without one, and there is absolutely no resistance when the pump is pulled up a few feet. Unlike...
  11. >He had rock and muck on top of the pump. He will...

    >He had rock and muck on top of the pump. He will have it again very soon.

    I had the opportunity to check the bore depth and it is the same 145' that was drilled. Based on that and noticing it...
  12. The well was not lined during his visit; that was...

    The well was not lined during his visit; that was just a thought I had. His services ran a flat $500 for 4hours of work. I found the going rate for a pulling rig is $80/hr. and up from the time...
  13. Success ... the driller with the small rig came...

    Success ... the driller with the small rig came in and was able to free the pump. First he tried pulling with the winch, but the pump was stuck hard. So he connected up enough rod to reach the...
  14. Unfortunately I have yet to find anyone who...

    Unfortunately I have yet to find anyone who suggests anything more sophisticated than the pull and pray method. This includes some of the major drillers in the metro area. But I'll ask specifically...
  15. Safety rope ... curious, do you use wire "rope"...

    Safety rope ... curious, do you use wire "rope" (stainless cable) or poly rope? Is it used to actually pull the pump (instead of the pipe)? Do you clamp it to the drop pipe at the well head?

    The...
  16. Stuck pump, any way to cut the pipe above the pump?

    I'm trying to remove my submersible pump from a partially-uncased well but not having much luck. I was able to raise it about 3 feet with some strong backs, but no further and it won't drop back...
  17. I can't comment on the frequency of pipe/pump...

    I can't comment on the frequency of pipe/pump damage, but I would rather lose a pump than lose the entire well (if the stuck torque arrestor seals the bore above the water table). And losing the...
  18. When the pump was raised and parts replaced was...

    When the pump was raised and parts replaced was the tank also cleaned or replaced? You could have a large amount of sand in your pressure tank that has been loosened up. A way to check for that is...
  19. If you use a torque arrestor in an uncased well...

    If you use a torque arrestor in an uncased well it will likely be more difficult to pull the pump in the future. Reaon being, besides hanging up in the borehole it also can collect small bits of...
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    Current draw on 3/4 HP pump?

    I have a 3/4 HP-12 GPM 230 Volt 2-wire Myers Predator pump running against approximately 150 ft of head. I'm reading approximately 6 amps current draw with my clamp-on. Does this sound right? ...
  21. Interesting, **** was the name of the largest...

    Interesting, **** was the name of the largest online auction when I composed this reply. I wonder why it was filtered and not some other trademarked names. Must be a coding error by one of those...
  22. Hi Gary, I'm not aware of the government allowing...

    Hi Gary, I'm not aware of the government allowing or disallowing who a distributor can sell to, but you may know more about that than I. I know the manufacturers won't sell to me; they prefer to...
  23. it is not illegal for an unlicensed person person...

    it is not illegal for an unlicensed person person do to work on their own equipment as long as the work is permiited and inspected.
  24. I'm sorry guys I call this protectionism. A...

    I'm sorry guys I call this protectionism. A contractor should rely on his skills and abilities, and not a closed supply chain, to protect his business. And a contractor doesn't want to sell me...
  25. Yeah I would be annoyed too if there was someone...

    Yeah I would be annoyed too if there was someone in there with no clue holding up things for everyone else. I just have an issue with restricting sales to "pros". These days with the widespread...
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