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    Question Please help me document my well and water system

    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
    PVC unknown
    Steel unknown
    Poly unknown

    Well Recovery Rate 1.6 ? gpm
    Well Casing Diameter 6”
    Rock Well__________ Sand Well__________ Other______________
    Date Well Drilled 03/23/1995

    Well Casing Material

    Pressure Tank?
    Bladder _
    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____________

    Pump Protection
    Cycle Sensor_________
    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________
    Heat Pump______gpm?

    Problems Experienced
    No Water
    Water only part time________
    Water at all times but weak
    Air in water_______________
    Pressure surging___________
    Water Hammer (noise)______
    Too Much pressure_________

    Pump makes clicking or buzzing sounds________
    No Sounds______________
    Pressure gauge reading________psi

    Do you have, and know how to use
    an Ampmeter and Voltmeter Yes

    Describe Problem__________________________.....
    Last edited by SimonT; 08-16-2012 at 03:32 PM. Reason: Able to add more info

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