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  1. Yep my driller told me the same thing about the...

    Yep my driller told me the same thing about the stainless so you just verified that. He has been pretty honest with me over the years so although I have choices I have stuck with him. When he does a...
  2. OK, just wondering if there was a quality...

    OK, just wondering if there was a quality difference between the materials. I guess alot rides on how well the person sizing the pump knows how to use the curves. My well has less output than theirs...
  3. Stainless verses Thermoplastic Impellers

    Neighbor just had their 5 HP submersible replaced. Original pump was a Grundfos stainless steel impeller and it lasted over 10 years. The one replaced after that had a thermoplastic impeller I...
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    Definitely keep the old box and rebuild it. You...

    Definitely keep the old box and rebuild it. You will be glad you did if the new one goes out. This gives you time to hunt down the parts and not have to buy another new box. If the Seal Distributors...
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    Some of the folks on the board may be able to...

    Some of the folks on the board may be able to supply you with parts. I will let them chime in if they have any. I have learned to test and replace the parts in mine for much less than a new box...
  6. Getting strainer off Oatey shower drain

    There must be a trick to this. I have a push on connection plastic oatey shower drain and I am wondering how you get the strainer off. I have tried several things and don't want to bend it. It has...
  7. Prefab shower drain installation - slab on grade

    This is probably not rocket science but could someone walk me thru how to install the drain on my new prefab shower base. I have a 2" PVC pipe in a box out (slab on grade)for the shower with the trap...
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    I hooked up with someone here on the board for...

    I hooked up with someone here on the board for the part. My box has always been suspceptible to lightning and we had a big bolt hit within 1/4mile of the pump box Saturday night taking the power out....
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    Franklin Box Parts

    Looking for a Relay Coil/Contact (part#155031110) for a 3 HP Franklin Deluxe Box (model 2823028310, 230V, 60Hz, 1 PH). Hopefully one made by GE or the like, not by China! Lightning loves these guys...
  10. We have shared wells which were drilled by the...

    We have shared wells which were drilled by the developer where I live. The yield of the well determined the number of houses. A 25 gpm well here supplies up to 11 houses. I agree with much that is...
  11. 80 psi is the maximum (plumbing code) you want to...

    80 psi is the maximum (plumbing code) you want to have in the distribution system. Greater pressure can cause fixtures to leak prematurely. If you have flush valves in lieu of tank type toilets then...
  12. Just one note on running from a hose spigot to...

    Just one note on running from a hose spigot to another. Many of the newer hose spigots on houses have a backflow preventer which will not allow water to be pumped into the house. Mine is this way. If...
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    We use water hammer arrestors for commercial...

    We use water hammer arrestors for commercial plumbing quick closing valves such as solenoid or even flush valves for toilets. A plumbing supply house should have these, maybe even Lowes or Home...
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    Second Bladder Tank sounds empty?

    The deep submersible well system I have has two 200 gallon well-x-trol bladder tanks. They probably figured we needed them for 3 houses and a 3 gpm well. I am the only one using the well and have...
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    Another good site with well and plumbing info. I...

    Another good site with well and plumbing info. I cannot say how accurate everything is but it is fairly detailed.

    http://www.inspect-ny.com/water/WellFlowRate.htm
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    One more thing as I was reading the posts. I do...

    One more thing as I was reading the posts. I do have a check valve up top but no schrader valve on it. There is a valve? on the top of the drop pipe above where the supply goes to the tanks. I always...
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    As a quick fix I took the 1/2" pvc nipple (6")...

    As a quick fix I took the 1/2" pvc nipple (6") with cap out of the well head and drilled numerous 1/4"holes into it and then wrapped it with tight mesh (screen door material) using some tie wraps to...
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    Yea I bought my house seven years ago. It was a...

    Yea I bought my house seven years ago. It was a foreclosure and my lender made me get a note from the well driller saying the well could provide enough water for the properties intended. He was alot...
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    I already let the owners know we will have issues...

    I already let the owners know we will have issues once they tie on. May frac the well to try and get moe yield. I have some good producers very close by. At least when I have to deal with this there...
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    thanks for the help. I can handle that.

    thanks for the help. I can handle that.
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    Well head hissing when pump is on??

    I was down at the well house when the pump kicked on and I noticed a new noise coming from the well head. It was a sucking air noise which was coming from where the wires go down in the casing. I...
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    Thanks. I guess that definitely narrows it down....

    Thanks. I guess that definitely narrows it down. The smaller tank will be a whole lot cheaper I imagine. My well is rated at 3 gpm, 800 feet deep with the pump at 772. I think the pump is rated at...
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    Replacing Bladder

    I have two 200 gallon Well X trol bladder tanks on my well. They are 12 years old so I am probably on borrowed time. How hard is it to replace a bladder? The tanks are in good shape (outside) and I...
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    Often when draining steel fire sprinkler lines I...

    Often when draining steel fire sprinkler lines I have seen the water black. The water sits in these lines for quite awhile usually before they are drained for maintenance, etc. Have you noticed...
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    I live near Union Mills, NC (I know where the...

    I live near Union Mills, NC (I know where the hell is that). It is southeast of Asheville. I live in the first range of mountains which rise above the piedmont at an elevation of 2400 feet. Not that...
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