galvanized vs. poly well pipe?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by billp, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. billp

    billp New Member

    Messages:
    5
    I am about to have replaced a deep well submersible 2 HP pump. I don't know the exact depth, but given HP rating, probably 300 feet plus. Current pipe is probably galavanized. Since they have to pull it anyway, I am going to replace the pipe.
    What are the pros and cons of galvanized vs poly? I don't mind the cost differential, all the $$ is going to be in the labor etc, and I want to do it the best/right way.
    Anything else I should have them do as well? (besides replacing check valves). Should they replace the electrical line?

    One other thing: I did have some pinholing in my 30 year old copper feeder pipes in the house. I assume this was from minerals and hardness/low ph (raw water is ph 6 and 4.2 hardness). (the problem was on the feeder lines before the water treatment system). Will galvanized react the same way? In other words, if I had this problem with copper, should that be an argument for poly?
  2. Raucina

    Raucina Previous member

    Messages:
    515
    Use the 160 or 200 psi poly. no joints, no corrosion, and you can possibly pull it by hand
Similar Threads: galvanized poly
Forum Title Date
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog galvanized V. poly for submersible Nov 30, 2007
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog Any chance to DIY pull 350' 1 1/4" galvanized pipe and pump? Jun 26, 2014
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog Best Pump? Torque Arrestors or Not? PVC vs Galvanized? I Need Some EXPERT Advice! May 15, 2014
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog Waterlogged galvanized tank, 45 PSI on the guage, no water at the drain Jan 4, 2014
Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog charging waterlogged galvanized tank using air compressor Nov 11, 2013

Share This Page