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  1. Thread: Static Level

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    Wow, that really puts things in perspective....

    Wow, that really puts things in perspective. Normally around here we don't have to irrigate on a regular basis, but this year we're experiencing record heat and dryness that is really stressing...
  2. Thread: Static Level

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    Static Level

    This spring I made note that our Sta-Rite 10p40D02J submersible had a max production of 7.5 gpm at 46psi. The well is 300ft, casing is 6" steel, the pump is set at 165', and the static level was...
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    The well guy took a look at it this week...

    The well guy took a look at it this week (actually the same guy who installed the pump in 1999) and concluded (without pulling the pump) it is probably just a seasonal issue that will fix itself,...
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    That is good to hear. I'm contemplating replacing...

    That is good to hear. I'm contemplating replacing the 1" steel lateral pipe to the house with 1" poly before doing some landscaping work, but dread the thought of the outside threaded portion of the...
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    Pitless adapter info

    Our well has a MAASS 1" Model B pitless adapter that was installed in the mid 1970's on a 6" steel casing. The only information I've been able to find about it, is that it is a weld-on type. What are...
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    Thanks for the replies. The pump is a 3/4 hp...

    Thanks for the replies. The pump is a 3/4 hp sta-rite. Normally the pump puts out 10-12 gpm, but right now it is maxing out at 7 gpm. It's flowing steadily, and the suspended solids have cleared up...
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    partially blocked submersible pump

    Our well is about 300ft with a pump positioned about 150ft down. In 1999 the pump was replaced and a sanitary seal put in place. Prior to this, the well cap was loose and bugs got into the well.
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    I have completed the project, and decided to use...

    I have completed the project, and decided to use the tea kettle method to get the poly onto the barbs. Of the 8 barb connections, none leaked, and only one gave me trouble during insertion. And that...
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    I finally pressurized the system with water, and...

    I finally pressurized the system with water, and to my shock, the joints that had leaked air did not leak any water during the 12 or so hours under pressure. So I guess all is good. Thanks to...
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    Thanks for the replies. This is an underground...

    Thanks for the replies. This is an underground system for watering the garden. The horizontal pipe is all black poly, with the risers for the various hydrants being copper. I used compression...
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    Is there any kind of rule of thumb for deciding...

    Is there any kind of rule of thumb for deciding if a leak is "acceptable"? The system is about 300 ft of 3/4" pipe. Over 12 hours, the pressure dropped from 60 psi to 40 psi. However, the temperature...
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    Compression joint leak

    I've installed 5 compression joints in a system on copper pipe, and after pumping it up with air to 60 psi, three of the joints are leaking slightly and it seems like no matter how tight I make them,...
  13. Isn't a well casing like a giant ground rod? This...

    Isn't a well casing like a giant ground rod? This is what the termination looks like. It'll be a few months before I start this project. Thanks
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  14. Grounding after changing to plastic service line

    My #4AWG main grounding wire terminates with a clamp on my galvanized service pipe just before it leaves the house and goes out to the well, which is about 15 feet outside the house. The house...
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    The manufacturer of the poly I'm using does not...

    The manufacturer of the poly I'm using does not give suggestions for heating, so I planned on using the torch method.

    http://www.polytechpipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Excel-Brochure.pdf
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    Thanks for the info, I'm using the poly for yard...

    Thanks for the info, I'm using the poly for yard hydrants in the back yard, and the clamps are Ideal marine grade and have a UPC stamp on them. I'm going to air test the system so I'll stay on the...
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    If I use brass fittings and high quality clamps...

    If I use brass fittings and high quality clamps (two per joint, opposed), would torquing to 60in lb with a Tee-handle wrench possibly be too much even if the clamps don't break? Or should each...
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    Torquing hose clamps for poly connections

    How much torque should be applied to the hose clamps for insert connections on 3/4" 200 Psi polyethylene? I know that fernco fittings are torqued to 60in-lbs, but I can't find anything pertaining to...
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    If I went forward with this, I would definitely...

    If I went forward with this, I would definitely have the pitless adapter replaced by a professional. It's kind of a dilemma. On one hand, the area where the pipe is under isn't easily accessible due...
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    I guess the wording of my question emphasized the...

    I guess the wording of my question emphasized the wrong thing. The rust in the water doesn't really bother me, as it is rather insignificant. It's just what got me thinking about this piece of...
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    Thanks for the reply. Would you recommend...

    Thanks for the reply. Would you recommend replacing the galvanized pipe?
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    Rust in water, galvanized service pipe

    We've noticed an increasing amount of rust flakes in our water lately, and I'm starting to suspect its coming from the galvanized pipe that connects the pitless adapter to the tank tee. This is the...
  23. Thanks for the replies. I need to clarify that...

    Thanks for the replies. I need to clarify that this isn't for a formal irrigation system, but rather something that will have only a single sprinkler or nozzle operating at a time. I'm trying to...
  24. Polyethylene sizing for general watering needs

    Next spring I would like to bury about 220 ft of PE in the yard for general watering needs. This will replace an equal length of garden hose that has to be removed everytime the lawn is cut. The...
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    It's been over two years since we had our septic...

    It's been over two years since we had our septic repaired (and last pumped), and I've decided to open the access hatch to the distribution box and see how things are going. I was (very carefully)...
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