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  1. Going up a 50’ hill will only tank an additional...

    Going up a 50’ hill will only tank an additional 21 PSI. Then the friction loss through 1” poly at 10 GPM can be 2 PSI per 100’, which is 24 PSI for the 1200’. But at 5 GPM flow the friction loss...
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    Anyway you get the pipe and wire through the...

    Anyway you get the pipe and wire through the cistern is fine. You can bring the wire above ground, as it won’t freeze. Then you could use a tank adapter to bring the pipe through the tank wall...
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    I always prefer 230V, and FW is a good pump. 1/2...

    I always prefer 230V, and FW is a good pump. 1/2 HP 10’s should be about $300.


    Laying on its side will let you utilize the bottom portion of the tank, and it doesn’t hurt the pump.


    Sch 40...
  4. What does the pressure gauge on your tank say? ...

    What does the pressure gauge on your tank say? The problem could be in the "spicket". I am guessing since you measured 36 PSI, that you have a 20/40 pressure switch. 40/60 is more common these...
  5. No the Sulfur Eliminator works differently. See...

    No the Sulfur Eliminator works differently. See this link.

    http://www.wellwaterstinks.com/
  6. Well then a Pside-Kick will work great with that...

    Well then a Pside-Kick will work great with that system. A CSV will work with solar powered pumps that use regular centrifugal impellers. But with a small pressure tank you may want a couple extra...
  7. “When there is an excess of air and the water...

    “When there is an excess of air and the water level is low, the float opens the main valve of the control, permitting air to be vented to a chamber within the control. This chamber contains an...
  8. “When there is an excess of air and the water...

    “When there is an excess of air and the water level is low, the float opens the main valve of the control, permitting air to be vented to a chamber within the control. This chamber contains an...
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    I doubt that there is enough "thrashing around"...

    I doubt that there is enough "thrashing around" to cause a problem. I suspect the foot valve failed because of the sediment, not that a bad foot valve caused the sediment.
  10. Just use a pressure tank and about a 30/50...

    Just use a pressure tank and about a 30/50 pressure switch to control the pump. Then you can add a sprinkler control timer to run one or more electric valves for the irrigation. Just make sure your...
  11. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ...

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It may not take much to fix the leak now, but the longer you wait the more damage it can cause.
  12. I know, I just want to make sure things get...

    I know, I just want to make sure things get installed properly. And even with a solar centrifugal pump you want to get as many gallons per electron as you can, so a CSV may not be the best choice.
  13. Jeff, I can feel your pain. A good thing about...

    Jeff, I can feel your pain. A good thing about forums is that you can educate yourself before calling a “professional”. When you educate yourself, you are less likely to get screwed.

    However, I...
  14. The submersible pump should have a check valve on...

    The submersible pump should have a check valve on it. You don't need another check valve. A shut off valve after the Pside-Kick kit is a good idea, but don,t put a shut off before it.

    Oh and I...
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    Sch 80 is kind of becoming old school. Look for...

    Sch 80 is kind of becoming old school. Look for sch 120.
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    Preferred Pump, DSI, Coast Pump, Gorman Company,...

    Preferred Pump, DSI, Coast Pump, Gorman Company, HD Supply, Florida Irrigation, Central Pump and Supply, John Deere Landscapes, Ewing Irrigation, and sorry to those in Florida that I didn’t list.
  17. CC mentioned this as well. And since you don't...

    CC mentioned this as well. And since you don't see anything, we believe your "snifter" is in the well. A bad check valve on the pump will not let air in unless there is a hole, a leak, or a...
  18. I would also like to know the architecture of...

    I would also like to know the architecture of your system. But without pulling it up and seeing if and where the bleeder/bleeders/drilled hole, or leak is, we are just guessing. The only thing we...
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    When Grundfos first came to the US in 1973, most...

    When Grundfos first came to the US in 1973, most of their pump models spun in the opposite direction of all other pumps. They said it was common practice over seas to keep the pipe from coming...
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    You are right. You need to use the right size...

    You are right. You need to use the right size butt splice connectors with right size and kind of pliers to make a good connection. There is nothing wrong with the way you are doing it. I have seen...
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    Small pumps can come unscrewed as well. That is...

    Small pumps can come unscrewed as well. That is why I quit using threaded plastic couplings and switched to metal couplings. When you tighten PVC pipe into metal couplings without any Teflon or...
  22. The shape of the tank won’t make any difference. ...

    The shape of the tank won’t make any difference. It will vent the same amount of air in and out for the same amount of water being drawn or put back into the tank. Anytime you have water sitting in...
  23. Your pictures show the pressure switch screwed...

    Your pictures show the pressure switch screwed into a brass check valve. There is usually another tap on the inlet side of this check valve for the Schrader, but this one does not have that tap.
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  24. I don’t know why he wouldn’t have suggested a new...

    I don’t know why he wouldn’t have suggested a new AVC, as that will solve your problem. Yes a bleeder will cause a little vacuum.

    A hole in the drop pipe will cause a lot of vacuum. A hole in...
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    I have seen pumps come unscrewed many times. It...

    I have seen pumps come unscrewed many times. It is nearly always from rapid cycling as VA says. I worked on a few municipal systems that were cycling as fast as the one VA describes. The 4” drop...
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