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Thread: Hydro Pneumatic to CSV setup

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    Forget any clamp, use one of these:

    $158.62 http://www.amazon.com/Ridgid-40080-8...igid+pipe+vise

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    Just to be clear, I was using a confined space retrieval tripod with my come-a-long hooked to it. the tripod has a working limit of around 1200lbs and the drop pipe was hitched to the come-a-long and a second safety lanyard hitched to the pipe back up to an additional eye bolt in the top of the tripod. Every 3 feet of the come-a-long I would move the hitches down one at a time. I was using 2000# test poly pull line to hitch it.

    Im new, but not that new.

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    well guy came out today and pulled the pump,

    we replaced the check valve at the pump, the galv drop pipe and the well cap. New drop pipe is sch120 pvc with ss fittings.

    the wrench however, rest in peace.



    ill finally get to that leaky tank tomorrow!

    thanks to all for the advice! Next time I decide to pull this thing ill drive one of the bucket trucks home from work.

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    Glad you got it out. What did it cost you for a pro vs. DIY?

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    In the end, my at home classroom with you folks only cost me my favorite pipe wrench. Fiddling with it myself didnt cause any further cost to the system. I am not out any cash, only 2 days without the pump. I was able to fill my 80 gallon pressure tank and keep 30psi or so in it for toilet flushing, hand washing etc while I worked on it.

    To have a tech do it was $450 out the door,

    35' sch120 PVC
    1 - 6" well cap
    1 - 1.25" cv
    service call and 1 hour labor

    I am happy to get all the galvanized out of the system from the pump to the tank. Next year I plan on starting my re-pipe of the house as it is also all galv. I have really enjoyed the last 3 weeks learning about wells and pumps, especially this weekend.

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    30 connections and the only one leaking is that 1" union. I kept fiddling with it, making small adjustments, its about as close as I can get it. It leaks about 1 drop per 2 min or so. Ill give it a day and try it again. So far I really enjoy its operation.

    The old tank was a mess and hidden inside was one of the many AVC floats from gosh knows when that had broken off.


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    Take your union apart and put a little Rector Seal on the faces then put it back together. Most of the time that will take care of a slight drip.

    The male side of the union should always be pointing in the direction of the flow.
    Last edited by craigpump; 04-21-2013 at 02:32 AM.

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    Tap on the union a little with a small hammer all the way around it. many times that alone will make it stop.

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    Nice clean install. Good job. Let us know how you like the set-up.

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