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    So I did the preliminary hook-up today. I got...

    So I did the preliminary hook-up today. I got lucky & never lost power due to Irene, so I have yet to test the generator's ability to run my well pump.

    From the breaker panel, 3 wires enter the...
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    Thanks LL, Re protection ground. This could be...

    Thanks LL,

    Re protection ground. This could be a concern in the case of lightning or a short in the pump or down-hole wiring?
    My pump hangs on black plastic tube, with 3 wires going down-hole. No...
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    Pardon my ignorance, what is PO CO? By...

    Pardon my ignorance, what is PO CO?
    By unplugging the well wiring from the household current, I will be isolating it, won't I?
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    Exactly what I'm doing, I just didn't articulate...

    Exactly what I'm doing, I just didn't articulate it very well.
    Thanks!
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    Running well on generator

    I have a 1 HP Goulds submersible somewhat below 500 ft down.
    I'd like to be able to plug it into a portable generator.
    I'm considering adding a NEMA L14-30 receptacle just past the well shut-off...
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    Pretty witty!

    Pretty witty!
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    I've always thought a ball valve was the right...

    I've always thought a ball valve was the right choice for either all the way open or all the way closed type applications.
    And, that a quality brass gate valve was a better option for regulating...
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    CJ, I get that kind of discoloration often...

    CJ,

    I get that kind of discoloration often after using a lot of water. My well is deep, around 600' IIRC. It is drilled this deep in order to create a reservoir to compensate for a very low...
  9. I made a small garden bed around my well head....

    I made a small garden bed around my well head. It's planted with some daylillies about 4' away from the pipe. The rest of the bed is all annuals. There are also some spring flowering bulbs in the...
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    I believe Tygon tubing is safe for drinking...

    I believe Tygon tubing is safe for drinking water, but don't think it is safe with pressure. Also pretty pricey.
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    Post #19 I asked you to elaborate, because I...

    Post #19 I asked you to elaborate, because I wanted to know what the problem with lowering the level was.

    I only wanted to know what problems you were eluding to in #18.

    In post number #21 you...
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    Thank you Gary, This time you did answer my...

    Thank you Gary,

    This time you did answer my question to you when you said:

    "The larger will pull it down roughly twice as far than the smaller tank has ever pulled it down. That's true, and...
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    I jumped into this discussion because I recently...

    I jumped into this discussion because I recently purchased two bladder tanks to hopefully ease the cycling on my pump while watering.
    I'm a DIY'er when it comes to wells & plumbing, but I have...
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    sammy, Thanks again for the info. I watched...

    sammy,

    Thanks again for the info. I watched your video. Very interesting stuff.

    You have nice web site, very informative. You come across as a very good business man. I respect that.

    I'm in...
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    Thanks Sammy, When we first moved in our well...

    Thanks Sammy,

    When we first moved in our well was producing some sediment that kept clogging the inlet screen on our washing machine. The builder told my wife to run the water a lot to clear it...
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    I don't know, that is why I am asking. If I have...

    I don't know, that is why I am asking.
    If I have a 700 ft deep reservior of water, what is the disadvantage of pumping a large amount of that water into a couple bladder tanks?
    As I understand it,...
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    Gary, Would you mind elaborating on that? I...

    Gary,
    Would you mind elaborating on that?
    I plumbed in larger capacity tanks to my system, but they will only service my outside hose bibs. I have a deep well, around 700 feet, which produces in...
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    I cuss that dam Murphy guy all the time;)

    I cuss that dam Murphy guy all the time;)
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    I never considered the chance of electricity...

    I never considered the chance of electricity happening to fail when I'm at 41. Excellent point.

    I picked up 2 new "80 gallon equivalant" tanks for a very below value cost, and space in the...
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    Adding bladder tanks

    First post for me, but I've been reading here for a while.

    I have a low yield well, about 2gpm, that is close to 600 ft deep.
    I have a Wellxtrol WX205 Bladder tank.

    I live on a heavily wooded...
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