I was lucky to get a dream home in a foreclosure that had sat empty for nearly 2 years, I think due to its size and issues with leaks in the roofs scared most people off. I have resolved all the roof leaks and now turn to look at the water issues.
A well and having a water softer is completely new to me and that's what I wanted some help with to try and document what I have to then be able to address the 2 issues of low water pressure and constant water pressure.
What I wanted to do is post a set of photo's of what I have and then try and fill in the standard form to try and work out some options on what I can do to resolve these issues.
Type of pump
Three wire (control box)
Size of Pump
Motor Horsepower? possible 1HP
Pump Model # Unknown
Date Pump Installed 1995
Pumping from Water Well
Depth of well 456ft
Depth to water 100ft
Pump Setting 320ft
Pipe Size unknown
Drop Pipe Material
Well Recovery Rate 1.6 ? gpm
Well Casing Diameter 6”
Rock Well__________ Sand Well__________ Other______________
Date Well Drilled 03/23/1995
Well Casing Material
Size or model of tank champion 920242 size unknown
Air charge in top of tank, with pump off and water drained 27 PSI
Pressure Switch Setting?
On 29, off 50
Pump Control Method?
Cycle Stop Valve model #_________
Variable speed control #__________
Pump Start Relay (sprinkler timer, no tank)__________
Manually turned on and off____________
Low pressure cutoff switch (lever on side)__________
Filters or Softeners yes novaclean automatic water filter, then BioLite advanced Germicidal UV System
Before or after pressure tank after
Type of filter iron removal
Bypass available yes
Water Used For?
House Use Number of baths 5.5 Number of People 3
High Flow Showers_______gpm?
Irrigation with timers________
Irrigation with hoses________
Water only part time________
Water at all times but weak
Air in water_______________
Water Hammer (noise)______
Too Much pressure_________
Pump makes clicking or buzzing sounds________
Pressure gauge reading________psi
Do you have, and know how to use
an Ampmeter and Voltmeter Yes