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  1. Mr. Mud Maker

    2017 electric water heater, Worth Repairing?

    Very helpful answer! I took a chance and worked at it. Got both elements changed out.... The tank inside is disgusting. A mix of calcium and black sludge. The elements inside didn't look bad at all all considered but now there are no ones in so we shall see I tried flushing for at least 30...
  2. Mr. Mud Maker

    2017 electric water heater, Worth Repairing?

    Top element looks fine and shouldn't be a problem to pull out and replace. However the bottom one looks horrible (pictured below). Dare I attempt to remove it or would that be a large risk factor for a huge leak if it breaks off from the corrosion? (I can tell they've replaced at least the...
  3. Mr. Mud Maker

    2017 electric water heater, Worth Repairing?

    I unfortunately wasn't raised to do things like common repairs so I had no idea it was that easy. I please generational ignorance. Headed to the store to get the kit and do it myself! If I totally Bork it then I'll get a new one. Lol. Thanks for the help everyone!
  4. Mr. Mud Maker

    2017 electric water heater, Worth Repairing?

    So if I'm understanding correctly it would be worth spending under a hundred to replace the heating elements. Reach mentioned srb and smells. I just sanitized the well less than a month ago so that shouldn't be a problem if I get a new one right? Last question and many thanks. Are all new...
  5. Mr. Mud Maker

    2017 electric water heater, Worth Repairing?

    I have a Bradford White 40 gallon electric. It is not producing as much hot water as it has since we moved into the house 6 months ago (can take one long shower then it runs out). It was manufactured in 2017. The reason I am asking if I should repair or replace is: The previous owners did ZERO...
  6. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    Thank you. I contacted the place that sells that combo (aquascience) and their technicians swore up and down that the fleck 5600sxt supports up to 15 gpm. They are sending me at no cost the tool to remove that little part since I couldn't get it with a screwdriver and a washer for 8gpm. Once I...
  7. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    Hopefully this will be my last post asking what in the heck I'm doing wrong! I've finally managed to get the well running mostly clear. I hooked up my KL unit today and attempted a backwash cycle (60 minutes per the manufacturer for the first time)... Everything seemed to be working but...
  8. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    That explained it well. Thank you for the time and effort to help me out. Means a lot!
  9. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    I didn't even think about the stuff that was backwashed out. Currently the softener and the filters will be going into my sump in the basement which is lifted via a 3" pipe directly to the sewer line which then runs 150' to our sewer lagoon...hmmm
  10. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    My KL is 10x54 with 1.5 cubic feet of media and 1 sleeve of gravel underneath it. I may have improperly read flow rate required for cleaning it from their brochures. I haven't measured water temp but it is "uncomfortably cold", comparable to water that would come out of a cold water dispenser...
  11. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    Update on the well situation: I have been pumping it as much as I can and the yield has gone up slightly to around 8.9-9.9 gpm. However, it was as cloudy/sandy as ever and is not clearing up at all, actually had gotten darker and was pulling more dark brown to black fine particles...
  12. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    Yes to the hydrants doesn't go to the house. Mistyped and meant I closed the valve into my house. Yes, 1.5 cubic ft of kl in a 10x54 tank. I checked the literature and I should be able to provide Plenty of gpm for the duration of the backwash. Also purchased the spin down filter from atlas...
  13. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    I have a typical GE whole house filter 10x4.5. It became plugged within a few minutes of connecting the water which is why I have disconnected it from the house. I am waiting on my water testing results and of course, the lab is having issues with equipment failures so I won't know actual...
  14. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    I am waiting until the well clears up to install the CSV. Thankfully after days and days of pumping, the sand isn't nearly as much as it was, however as you mentioned, it is still a problem. The well log shows and I watch them add gravel from the bottom of the well to 20 ft. Then they...
  15. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    Don't remember the size, however they said it was pretty standard for my area (Central KS) and worked well with the size gravel they got. I attached a pic. I thought the pump was too big as well, however, when you have no water and they only have 2 different pumps available, I went with the...
  16. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    Didn't want to start a new thread since I'm still having issues so figured y'all have been a huge help so I'd ask here. Got the new well dug on Sept. 2nd. Pump installed etc. Sept. 3rd. Well: 92 Ft. depth. Static Water Level: 54. Yield thus far approximately 6.5-7.2 GPM Casing: 6" PVC all...
  17. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    Got a new switch installed. Pump still having issues possibly due to it getting clogged up with roots. When lower the pump back into the well at roughly 50 ft. The pump hit something and took a lot of maneuvering to go further. Then at 75 to 80 ft. It hit something else. Best guess is the...
  18. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    I ran the pump for 1.5 hours last night at roughly 9.5gpm (max volume it would pump without dropping below pressure switch cut in) The water had the thin fiber looking material for the first 20 minutes then it got murky for about 10 minutes then the fibers returned. After 30 minutes pumping...
  19. Mr. Mud Maker

    New Weird Sediment...Ideas?

    Awesome, thank you for the recommendations!
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