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  1. A 10’ tower would give you 4 PSI. Sprinklers...

    A 10’ tower would give you 4 PSI. Sprinklers will need at least 30 PSI, and even drip will probably need 10 to 15 PSI.
  2. Same thing around here. Sometimes just lowering...

    Same thing around here. Sometimes just lowering a foot or two can make a big difference. The thinner the 4" pipe the easier it is to cut the pie shape wedges and get the 4.5" hose clamp tight. We...
  3. After many years of wearing my back out with...

    After many years of wearing my back out with chain tongs and a cheater, I finally got some oil field power tongs on my extended 12T Smeal. Don’t know how I lasted so long without them. I could pull...
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    There should be an electric solenoid valve...

    There should be an electric solenoid valve between the drip lines and the pressure regulator. The drip lines are not always open. When the electric valves are closed, the pressure will eventually...
  5. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  6. If you have 15’ of open hole below the pump, then...

    If you have 15’ of open hole below the pump, then you don’t need to clean anything out unless you want to add more than about 14’. Even if you do make it deeper, it will probably settle back to the...
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    Any pressure regulator will have “creep”. This...

    Any pressure regulator will have “creep”. This means it will let the pressure “creep” through until the pressure on both sides equalizes. A small expansion tank on the discharge side of the PRV...
  8. Sch 120 has belled and treaded ends and needs no...

    Sch 120 has belled and treaded ends and needs no couplings. With Sch 80 I would use brass, SS, or Galv couplings, no Teflon or pipe dope, and tighten with pipe wrenches until it pops a time or two. ...
  9. There is no sense trying to make the well deeper...

    There is no sense trying to make the well deeper if you still have not utilized the 15’ below the pump that you already have. Lowering the pump 14’ might solve the problem. If there is junk in the...
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    I thought the 17 GPM Goulds pump was a...

    I thought the 17 GPM Goulds pump was a submersible. The CSV will work fine with a jet pump, but like you said the pressure switch (or at least the sensing line) has to be on the tank side of the CSV...
  11. As long as you are pumping at least 1 GPM the...

    As long as you are pumping at least 1 GPM the pump will be fine no matter how low the amps go. You just need to be able to set the Dry Run amp setting below the amperage the pump draws while only...
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    The well casing really needs to be brought above...

    The well casing really needs to be brought above ground, and a submersible pump would be preferable.
  13. You are correct. A CSV cannot be used with a...

    You are correct. A CSV cannot be used with a progressive cavity pump.
  14. As the water level drops the production of the...

    As the water level drops the production of the pump decreases and the amps are reduced. It is safe for that pump to work as low as 1 GPM. But you will need an underload device or Dry Run relay that...
  15. We always use a flow inducer or motor shroud as...

    We always use a flow inducer or motor shroud as in our area we set pumps a foot or two off the bottom.
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    You don't need a larger tank. A CSV will keep...

    You don't need a larger tank. A CSV will keep the pump from cycling as long as you are using more than 1 GPM. The CSV1A will have about 8 PSI friction loss when running 17 GPM. So your sprinkler...
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    I would set a 3HP, 30 GPM pump on 1 ¼” sch 80 or...

    I would set a 3HP, 30 GPM pump on 1 ¼” sch 80 or 120 threaded PVC, although some people would prefer galvanized pipe. And Galv pipe will probably be better if you let that tank waterlog, which rapid...
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    And you probably screwed a galvanized nipple into...

    And you probably screwed a galvanized nipple into a brass or SS check valve and already have this same problem again.
  19. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. No the Sulfur Eliminator works differently. See...

    No the Sulfur Eliminator works differently. See this link.

    http://www.wellwaterstinks.com/
  24. 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...
  25. “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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