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  1. Thread: Soldering Tips

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    Soldering Tips

    Hi all!

    Are there any links to possibly a video on the steps involved to obtain a good solder joint. I have done very, very little soldering in my days, so I would like to know the steps and...
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    Water heaters are energy hungry appliances....

    Water heaters are energy hungry appliances. Although your nephew was gone for practically the entire month, the unit continued to keep the water at the desired temperature. And, if the comfort...
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    Terry, Thanks for posting the photo...

    Terry,

    Thanks for posting the photo ................ I do like the way that one is installed. It has given me another idea as to where to install it.

    Question: Do these tanks need to be...
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    [QUOTE=LLigetfa;404154] If the level drops in...

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    If the level drops in the aquifer surrounding the well casing, that is called "the cone of depression". The size of this cone depends on the formation.
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    Question:...
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    [QUOTE=LLigetfa;404136]That will give some idea...

    [QUOTE=LLigetfa;404136]That will give some idea about the cone of depression versus resistance across the screen. Remember the greater the depth, the greater the pressure across the screen.QUOTE]
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    And Terry, are the big box expansion tanks OK...

    And Terry, are the big box expansion tanks OK ......... or better to go elsewhere?
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    Thanks to both of you!! It is a closed system...

    Thanks to both of you!!

    It is a closed system and I will use a 2.2 gallon on the cold water line. Does the thermal expansion tank need to be mounted within a certain distance from the water...
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    Thanks LLigetfa! But, can you explain this as...

    Thanks LLigetfa!

    But, can you explain this as if I were a 7 year old. I think I like what you are saying, but I do not fully understand either????

    Oh, by the way LLigetfa, I also installed a...
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    Reach4, Yes, I do utilize a Pumptec. But, I...

    Reach4,

    Yes, I do utilize a Pumptec. But, I would like to set things so that this piece of hardware is never needed. Who knows, it could very well fail at the time it's most needed! However, it...
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    Thanks for your help! Now, just to reiterate:...

    Thanks for your help!

    Now, just to reiterate: this is a SAND well. The top of the sand bed is approximately 110 feet and the bottom is approximately 150 feet, then the driller hit rock!!

    So, 40...
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    Thermal Expansion Tank

    I have a couple of dumb questions, but i do need the answers:

    I am about to replace our old 40 gallon water heater. The old setup does NOT utilize a thermal exapnsion tank:

    1- Does it matter...
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    Properly Cooled Submersible Pump motor

    Didn't want to hijack another thread, but read something about proper cooling for submersible pump motors and would like your thoughts:

    1- Many may or may not remember, but I encountered well...
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    I really don't want to stick my nose where it...

    I really don't want to stick my nose where it doesn't belong and will probably get "blasted" for any comment I make, but I am at a loss as to why xlr8tion is getting so worked up. This is a free site...
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    No problem: 1- The total cost of the well was...

    No problem:

    1- The total cost of the well was $3,050.00 - This cost included the permit, drilling (151 feet), gravel packing, development, grouting, casing & 40 feet of strainer.
    2- Since I had...
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    VAWellDriller, Just wondering if you ever saw...

    VAWellDriller,

    Just wondering if you ever saw that I responded to your request?

    So far so good ....... the new water well is doing its job. I do think the extra depth is what was really needed....
  16. I'm sure you will be getting more responses to...

    I'm sure you will be getting more responses to your concerns, but do GOOGLE how to get rid of coliform bacteria. It is easily done in some cases ............... but not all!

    Here is one "basic"...
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    VAWellDriller had asked that I let everyone know...

    VAWellDriller had asked that I let everyone know how things turned out with the new well.

    1- Our 35 year old 4" well was 138 feet deep with the pump ending up at 137 feet just a few weeks back...
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    Be happy to VAWellDriller! Hopefully, I will...

    Be happy to VAWellDriller!

    Hopefully, I will have good news .................... but whatever the outcome, it will cost me dearly. I sure hope things work out!
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    After much consideration, I have decided on the 4...

    After much consideration, I have decided on the 4 inch well for our irrigation system. The 6 inch well is just too much money and doesn't appear it can be justified.

    As VA stated, this will be a...
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    I certainly don't want to offend anyone...

    I certainly don't want to offend anyone .................. what is the proper term for an individual who installs and maintains water wells???

    Thanks!
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    Thanks a lot Valveman! You mentioned: with 6”...

    Thanks a lot Valveman!

    You mentioned: with 6” casing I can put a 4” shroud on the pump, which I think is very important for the longevity of the pump/motor. So, if I do go with the 6 inch well,...
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    However, if you ever have any problems down the...

    However, if you ever have any problems down the road, you will have more options with the 6" casing

    OK ......... I would love to know what those options might be. Would you please let me know....
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    You are correct ............. sand well for sure!...

    You are correct ............. sand well for sure!

    Again, my thinking was that a 6 inch pipe/screen would have more "slots" around the circumference of the pipe versus a 4 inch pipe, thereby...
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    4 inch OR 6 inch

    4 Inch OR 6 Inch

    Well, I don't know who all has been following my post, but I've decided to bite the bullet and try a new well. Based on what the local well diggers are telling me, we probably...
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    Valveman, Are you able to comment on my last...

    Valveman,

    Are you able to comment on my last post ............ thanks!
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