Hi all, I must first say, AWSUM site....Lots of great info here for the do-it-yourselfer!!!
I just bought a house with a well and have a few ?...
First, This is a drilled well with a submersible pump. I have no idea how deep or HP....when the last owners left the house they took all well controls, tanks, and such out of the garage....I need to do a water test before I go ahead with this purchase....With all controls gone, I see the incoming water line from the well (Black plastic) in the garage (It is just cut and laying on floor) and the electrical wire (Also cut and laying there) Can I just rig a garden hose to the black pipe with a clamp and go ahead and turn on the well pump and just let the water run through the hose in the driveway?...I understand that I must let it run wide open since there is no pressure switch and such to stop the pump...If so what should I be looking for as far as how long should it run wide open to be considered a decent well? Are there gauges to check gpm and such that I can purchase?
Second, If it checks out ok then at a later date I will be purchasing a holding tank, pressure switch(SquareD?) and whatever else is needed....
Just so I understand, I have read every post on the forum, and the wiring coming from the well is in sight in the garage.
If the pump is 220v and has a 2 wire system (2 black and 1 green) then I will only need a holding tank and a pressure switch, correct?
If it is a 3 wire (red, black,yellow, and green) then I will need a holding tank, pressure switch, and a control box, correct?
Any and all advice you guys can give me for testing this well prior to purchase would be great
I thank each person that responds to these questions in advance....