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    Default City boy moves to the country.

    Sirs,
    I am buying an modular that sits in the country on 4 acres, and has a well and septic system. The modular has been empty for two years and was built in 1982. I was wondering what I need to do to restart the water system? It has been winterized. I have found two water lines unhooked. So other than hooking up those water lines, what should I do?
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    Jet pump, submersible pump? Where do the two lines come from?

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    Sir,
    Outside, there is a lined hole with wiring above the hole with a cover, I am thinking the pump is in the hole. Inside the house there is a tank, looks something like the one in the picture in your answer and it goes to a water softener. I noticed that under one of the sinks the water lines were unhooked. I know that I will have to hook them back up. Also there is a new water heater in the house and it fells empty.
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    Uploading pictures of the area and the hole with the cover will help a lot. Or at least tell us some dimensions, is the hole 3" or 3'. How many wires or strands? Colors of the wires. Where do they come from and go to?
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    28 years old and unoccupied for 2 years? There are many POSSIBLE problems, but maybe none that you have to worry about. All you can do it reconnect the piping, and then energize it to see what happens.

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