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    A control box that makes noise usually means the...

    A control box that makes noise usually means the amp draw is very high and there is a short in the system. Better get a pump guy and check the specs on the down wires. You might need a lot more than...
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    -Your heating "wire" could be 1/2" pex taped to...

    -Your heating "wire" could be 1/2" pex taped to the main supply pipe and used to pump warm water through when freeezing temps called for it.

    Would be expensive to operate. Would need to blow it...
  3. Thread: Peroxide

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    Hydrogen sulfide is a contaminant in wine making,...

    Hydrogen sulfide is a contaminant in wine making, and peroxide is approved for its removal. Its fairly commonly used, though not admitted by winemakers.

    Copper sulphate is also used, and...
  4. This is just an exercise in futility if you dont...

    This is just an exercise in futility if you dont give us some more information. There are several questions you may have noticed that would allow us to give you better results.

    Describe better the...
  5. If you invited the workers onto the land, and...

    If you invited the workers onto the land, and knew they would be working over the pipes, then it seems to me it was your responsibility to warn them of sub-standard pipe installation. Or it was your...
  6. Thread: Pump is Bad :(

    by Raucina
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    So the main question is what happens when you...

    So the main question is what happens when you hook the motor up to power???

    If it runs at normal amp draw, you can put it back together and save it for the next swap.

    Figure 200 bucks for...
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    why are there 1,002 views of this thread???? I...

    why are there 1,002 views of this thread???? I dont believe it.
  8. Thread: Pump sizing?

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    A submersible pump should be sized carefully for...

    A submersible pump should be sized carefully for each well based on depth of well, gallons per minute and assumed average drawdown depth to water.

    A 1,000 foot deep well may have a static water...
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    If it worked previously like that, it means that...

    If it worked previously like that, it means that the original 3 wire pump with above ground starter box was replaced with a 2 wire pump that did not need the control. That's okay as it stands. Its...
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    Air in the tank, should be a good and correct...

    Air in the tank, should be a good and correct thing, as it sounds like a captive air tank with a schrader valve on top.

    Banging likely means the pump is running okay and moving some air with it,...
  11. Thread: Pump sizing?

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    With such a well, and such low production, a very...

    With such a well, and such low production, a very small pump such as 1/2 HP [with the correct number of stages] would suffice. If your existing pump has worked correctly without problems except for...
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    Questions - Submersible pump in well or jet pump...

    Questions - Submersible pump in well or jet pump at surface

    deep well or driven well with screen

    depth of well

    how do you know its...
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    One of many types of glycol test results.

    Comparative observations on the growth rates, blood counts, urine examinations, kidney function tests, fertility and general condition of the test and control groups, exhibited no essential...
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    If the guy wants to burn some money to save...

    If the guy wants to burn some money to save rainwater then so be it - but he might just as well use the city or well water...

    Other "green" options - raise the tank a few feet off the ground and...
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    You can add an "unloader".... An adjustable...

    You can add an "unloader".... An adjustable relief valve that can send the water back to the tank when the pressure reaches a few pounds under the shutoff point. These are about 12 bucks - check...
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    You could have discussed and negotiated cost...

    You could have discussed and negotiated cost before he pulled it out, and might have come here before you choose a contractor. Its a good lesson for the kids to wash in a teacup for a few days.
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    I have a similiar pump running for over 20 years....

    I have a similiar pump running for over 20 years. About every 4 to 7 years, bearings, 7$ seal 10$ , start switch and cap 15$ , gives a new pump.

    Anyone interested in using less resources would...
  18. Thread: 115 or 230?

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    Thats true for a 2 wire pump without a control...

    Thats true for a 2 wire pump without a control box, one might add, but not if its a 3 wire pump with a control box and starter controls.
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    Yes, Myers has screwed the public with its jet...

    Yes, Myers has screwed the public with its jet and booster pump motor threads. Notice the Nema 56j with an "s "after it [special] it means the mfgr is a special %^$#- head-$%#(*^$%#$ - hole

    It...
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    You musts test amp draw first, clamp on an...

    You musts test amp draw first, clamp on an ammeter and compare running amps with the spec's. Dont start shooting gophers yet.

    Within specs or 20% above? [and considerably below breaker rating] ...
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    That's Europe and 240 volts to make it even...

    That's Europe and 240 volts to make it even better. Those guys are actually dead, just died smiling.
  22. Time for some new plumbing parts....

    If your wife is pre-1964, never mind, I would replace it. Wives, like checkvalves, rarely are good for more than 10 years. This is one case where Lowes is a good start, they have some young cashiers.
  23. Thread: First Timer!!!

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    Your real problem is the pump not making 40 psi...

    Your real problem is the pump not making 40 psi in less than a few minutes. It may be shutting off on overheat. You can get the checkvalve at a well drillers office with proper ports. Forget Lowes...
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    I am saying that the schraders I have use a...

    I am saying that the schraders I have use a spring that is noticiably lighter than the tire valves.

    Some of us have our leak down valve above ground OR its just a few inches into the well,...
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    Well app. schraders have a very loose spring for...

    Well app. schraders have a very loose spring for easy air admittance. Got a box right here.

    Speedo - if your schraders have a rubber gasket in the cap then they wont suck air, so I think they are...
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