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    Thanks so much TW... i followed your instructions...

    Thanks so much TW... i followed your instructions and now have water. Thanks so much!
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    i mis-spoke... of course i'm talking about...

    i mis-spoke... of course i'm talking about priming the pump.

    it is a sta-rite mse-6 surface mounted jet pump that is about 40' deep. In South Louisiana, most wells will be relatively shallow.
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    well won't take prime...

    Woke up without water pressure yesterday. The pump was still running so it hadn't been off long enough to shut it in.

    Hooked up the neighbor's hose to prime it and hopefully get it started... but...
  4. sandy well water has toilets blocked... but a couple of different symptoms

    I recently had the foot valve changed on my shallow water well... as usual, it blew a bunch of sand on restart. we let it run for five or ten minutes to blow most of the sand out, but still got a lot...
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    thanks i'll try that... btw... any...

    thanks i'll try that...

    btw... any recommendations on where to place the filter? somewhere inline directly on the pump outlet or between the pumping equipment [well house] and the house?

    thanks
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    sandy water has caused toilet problems

    I recently had the foot valve changed on my shallow water well... as usual, it blew a bunch of sand on restart. we let it run for five or ten minutes to blow most of the sand out, but still got a...
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    okay well so much for it holding pressure... i...

    okay well so much for it holding pressure... i pulled the gauge off and it still shows the same pressure reading... going to try priming
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    Well was frozen... now pump won't shut off

    my well froze friday night... no water but the gauge is holding 82 psi

    today [monday], the weather got to 50 or so for the entire afternoon and i had placed a space heater in the well house.
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    there was a lightning storm earlier in the day......

    there was a lightning storm earlier in the day... but it was calm and quiet when the water went out.
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    suddenly no water!!

    so i bought this house with a well knowing nothing about how to own or maintain a water well... but you guys have helped me service it many times before so i'm hoping you can do so again.. this one...
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    thanks for the post mike... actually we didn't...

    thanks for the post mike... actually we didn't get as much rain as previous storms but i thought the same thing.

    i've looked at the posts about how to prime, and the only plug i see on my...
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    Post-Hurricane Problem

    Gustav passed through here yesterday... we lost power around 2 p.m. and were out about 26 hours.

    When the power came back on, neither the well or flushing is working. I'm chalking the flushing up...
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    Shower Filters?

    Recently, I was having problems with my water well and the bladder tank. I fixed it with advice from this site [thanks!].

    However, in doing so, it seems that some sludgy stuff was purged from the...
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