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  1. Do you pump into a cistern with a dole valve or just let it flow?

    I have a simple question with complicated variables. My question is "should I use a dole valve in my cistern and if so, what GPM should I use".
    The variables are as follows. I have a 1000 gal...
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    That is exactly what I am looking for. Thank...

    That is exactly what I am looking for.
    Thank you Riverside67
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    The pump is connected to a sprinkler by way of a...

    The pump is connected to a sprinkler by way of a hose, so the leak is at the sprinkler. What I am looking for is something that stays closed at minimal pressure but opens when the pump comes on. ...
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    How to stop siphoning?

    I live on a hillside. I am using a cistern and irrigation jet pump to water a large lawn. My problem is that the lawn is below the water level of the cistern and even when the pump is not on it...
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    My thoughts were that we run the 40/60 pump as...

    My thoughts were that we run the 40/60 pump as the main pump. If the well runs down then the pumpsaver shuts pump down for 30 minutes or so. The pressure drops to 30 and the second pump 30/50 comes...
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    Valveman, If I set it up this way would I need 2...

    Valveman,
    If I set it up this way would I need 2 power supplies or would I split the power to each pressure switch since only one would go on at a time?
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    7752 The well report was attached that came...

    7752
    The well report was attached that came back invalid attachment. When I previewed the pic it worked fine. here it is again.
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    I do not know much about the well except what was...

    I do not know much about the well except what was in the report.
    7751

    Why the need for a liner? I do not know. I seriously doubt that the pump can't keep up. The well is located uphill from us...
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    Gary, I do not know what pump I have. What I...

    Gary,
    I do not know what pump I have. What I know is that the well is 80' deep with the pump at 75'. Static water level is 15'. It is a 6" well with 80 ' of 4" pvc liner. It has a pumptec or...
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    Teets, When I installed the new switch I cleaned...

    Teets,
    When I installed the new switch I cleaned the nipple out. There was not very much there anyway. The last time it stopped we were not using any water for irrigation or anything and our well...
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    Pressure switch problem??

    I just installed a new Square D 60-40 psi pressure switch and for the second time in the 10 days that it has been installed it has let the pressure drop to 0. When I flip the Start lever a few times...
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    Gary said PE pipe not PVC. That is black...

    Gary said PE pipe not PVC. That is black polyethylene. I dropped my pump to 500 feet with me and another guy. You have to know what you are doing but that can be learned here by researching old...
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    Nothing is wrong with the softener operation. It...

    Nothing is wrong with the softener operation. It works great. Thanks Gary. Just like checking the oil in the car. I want to properly maintain my softener. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound...
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    Water softener salt and water level

    Just a quick one. How high should the salt level and the water level be? maximum. My salt tank is 18-24 inches square ands about 48 in. high. When the salt gets low I can reach my hand down and...
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    Just a final follow-up for all interested in...

    Just a final follow-up for all interested in learning. Gary was correct in that the resin in the drain line would stop. It did stop after a half of a dozen regenerations. Just about the time the...
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    Gary, I followed the directions well but I...

    Gary,
    I followed the directions well but I cannot remember snapping the top basket into place. Would it be better to do a manual regeneration and check again for the volume of resin, if any, in the...
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    Hi Gary, I got it from you actually. Clack ws-1...

    Hi Gary,
    I got it from you actually. Clack ws-1 valve. How do I troubleshoot this? What is the correction?
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    Resin in Backwash? Is this normal?

    I have had a softener for about a month. It backwashes into a dry well. Out of curiosity I drained it into a 5 gal bucket on top of the dry well to see what it looks like. I noticed that on the...
  19. Thread: Sump pump or ?

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    Sump pump or ?

    I have my softener on order. (Thanks Gary) I am looking at my situation for the drain line. my softener must go in the cellar. It is more of a root cellar (10x20feet) than a basement. during the...
  20. Alternety The main panel feeds another panel in...

    Alternety
    The main panel feeds another panel in the shop 150 feet away the has a ground rod. Recently installed and good condition.

    Two wells are attatched to the house by plastic pipe. No...
  21. Billy Bob, The ground clamp is normal ground...

    Billy Bob,
    The ground clamp is normal ground clamp that appears to be copper or brass. There are no non-copper metallic materials touching the pipe. hangers are nylon.
    No utilities , gas, cable...
  22. Water questions for the electrical experts!!!

    I posted this in pump, well and water softener forum. They suggested to give electrical a try.
    What it boils down to is that I have had 2 problems. First, I have had some blue/green staining from...
  23. Well I got home and looked into the electrical...

    Well I got home and looked into the electrical panels Both have grounds that go into the ground somewhere under the driveway. But! I also looked at the copper pipe that had the pinholes and it...
  24. Cacher_chick, Does that mean that there must...

    Cacher_chick,
    Does that mean that there must also be a ground strap/wire from the panel to the earth? If there is not one, then what?
  25. I will check for connections by the phone...

    I will check for connections by the phone company. No cable in our area. Would the grounding of the electrical panel to the copper pipes without any metal pipe going to the earth leave the house...
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