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    YES, the one from tractor supply which fried my...

    YES, the one from tractor supply which fried my pump motor. that's what started this well saga from hell....

    waterwelldude: i can't argue with that. i've replaced those relays many times BUT,...
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    i mentioned earlier that the franklin switch...

    i mentioned earlier that the franklin switch (pictured above) was switching on and off on about 20 sec intervals. i replaced it with a new switch and everything was fine. however, i saved this...
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    gary: yes, relay switch. and no, for three...

    gary: yes, relay switch. and no, for three reasons:

    #1. i got the well pump working and water into the house with an old, partially functioning franklin switch that i swapped for the bad...
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    he said that the check valve was blocked by...

    he said that the check valve was blocked by sediment which makes sense because the well has a LOT of iron in it.



    gary: actually the well was working fine. i shut off the breaker to the well...
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    i had the idiots come back out and remove that...

    i had the idiots come back out and remove that 2gpm choke and install a franklin pump protector and i'm really glad that i did. they installed the pump protector and removed the choke and told me...
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    i was told that he MUST have a license and not...

    i was told that he MUST have a license and not just a trainee license either because then he wouldn't be able to write contracts. they should have to present the license upon request. we will...
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    truck

    Porky: i like that truck. here's mine.....
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    it was too late. the guys 450 dually ford was in...

    it was too late. the guys 450 dually ford was in up to its axles, they had to get it out. all i could do is videotape the insanity.

    Porky: i strongly suspect but do not KNOW if this guy is...
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    i can't remember if i mentioned this but they...

    i can't remember if i mentioned this but they ended up pulling the pump by hand anyway after getting stuck twice. i asked if they used a portable pump puller and he told me that very few of his...
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    yeah, he charged me $75.00 for it.... that extra...

    yeah, he charged me $75.00 for it.... that extra wire wasn't a problem at all and i like the pump box because i can change out a switch and or capacitor cheaply and easily. i've been doing just...
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    here are just two pics. those ruts and deeper...

    here are just two pics. those ruts and deeper ones run for a few hundred yards through my 2ac plot.

    i contacted other well professionals and got some advice. the man who worked on my well...
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    cacher: thanks for the info. i just...

    cacher:

    thanks for the info.

    i just called the owner today. i don't know if he knows what little rip-offs he's got working for him. i have a message on my machine that i have not...
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    thanks for that info. i'm going to remove that...

    thanks for that info. i'm going to remove that $%#%%$!!! choke and just run it straight from the pump. i may call the well bastards to do it because they are screwing me around trying to get me...
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    gary: they did install a new pump, pipe, wire...

    gary: they did install a new pump, pipe, wire et so it's not a total loss on my part. i won't be calling them back though. clearly the pump should have been pulled by hand in the first place....
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    that's what i thought but the box just clicked...

    that's what i thought but the box just clicked wildly. i had several people tell me that this could have fried my pump motor. regardless, i now have water but another question:

    they started the...
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    gary: checking that page out in a sec but...

    gary: checking that page out in a sec but thought i'd give an update.

    the tests that i did indicated that the pump motor was bad and the well guy confirmed this. he was going to pull and...
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    travis: yes, i tested it by putting a meter on...

    travis: yes, i tested it by putting a meter on the two wires together. i have a multitester but used a testing light for this test. it lit up "220".

    my question now is: what's the best...
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    thanks for the reply: i tested "L1" and "L2"...

    thanks for the reply:

    i tested "L1" and "L2" going into the control box and it said 220v. i also did what you said and looked to make sure that the connectors were lining up. as best i can...
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    control box issues

    i have a water well with a 3/4hp franklin control box # 280 107 4910 it's worked well for years. i left my home for a month, came back, switched on the breakers to my well and nothing... i did a...
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    yeah i will eventually install a new tank IF that...

    yeah i will eventually install a new tank IF that bladder has ruptured. i guess the only way to tell is to let the air out, let it pressure up and see if water comes out the air valve. not gunna...
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    thanks again for the replies. i let it pressure...

    thanks again for the replies. i let it pressure up then shut off the power so i can monitor it for a while. but so far that new stem is holding quite well.

    let it be known though that i'm a guy...
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    gary: thanks for the reply. what i did was...

    gary: thanks for the reply.

    what i did was cut most of the bulk from the bottom of a new valve stem which allowed me to squeeze it though that hole with a lubricant and screwdriver. i then...
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    my tank lost it's air and filled completely with...

    my tank lost it's air and filled completely with water. i was just going to drain out some water by shooting air in there but that's when i noticed that the stem was leaking. the only part that...
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    pressure tank valve stem

    my rubber valve stem was leaking on my water well pressure tank. i tried to replace it with some others for auto tires that i had laying around but they are too big at the base to fit the hole in...
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