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    Please help!!! Is this toxic mold behind a tiled shower? How to fix it?

    Hello, thank you in advance for any suggestions. We recently purchased a used home (the home was built new about 19 years ago), we noticed a 3 foot diameter painted-over section on the kitchen ceiling directly below the master bathroom shower. After the first use of the master bath shower, a...
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    Inspection questions - How many open faucets should a well pump keep up with?

    The well report when house was built new states the following: Well is 300 feet deep Static water level is 20 feet. Well has 33 feet of 6 inch casing set 10 feet into Limestone Well produces 5.5 gallons per minute. Well has 2 water veins: First at 85 feet approximately 2 gallons per minute...
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    Inspection questions - How many open faucets should a well pump keep up with?

    one other question, bacteria is the only thing required for the water test, should more water testing be done for other things? or if water test comes back with no bacteria present there is no need to test for other things?
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    Inspection questions - How many open faucets should a well pump keep up with?

    Would there even be a need for a yield test given that during house inspection multiple faucets were ran for over an hour straight and the well was still pumping up water (however the pressure switch was not tripping off so full 60 psi pressure was not reached while multiple faucets were...
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    Inspection questions - How many open faucets should a well pump keep up with?

    Thank you. How much should a typical well inspection cost? how do they test for yield/recovery? How long should the inspection last? It would be difficult to get a pump crane truck to the well head without doing significant lawn damage in the backyard (which surely the seller is not going to...
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    Inspection questions - How many open faucets should a well pump keep up with?

    Hello, thanks all for any input regarding these questions. Well/Pump info: Location = northeast Well drilled depth = 300 feet (standard 6" diameter well) Well Pump set down 285 feet Age of house, well and well pump = 20 years Well record states 5.5 gallons per minute for well yield Well record...
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    Interesting Well Pump, Motor and/or PumpTec issue, what do the experts say???

    So an update. A new Franklin Electric motor was installed 4 days ago (the Grundfos pump head reused). New pressure switch installed, same Pumptec reused (just moved to before the pressure switch, so now the electrical comes from house electric panel, to Pumptec box, to pressure switch, to...
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    Interesting Well Pump, Motor and/or PumpTec issue, what do the experts say???

    Called other well pump installers and also the distributor, sounded like no problem to get it replaced under warranty, just need to pay somebody the labor to pull the pump/motor out, take it back to distributor for replacement then labor to reinstall. Does the manufacturer give the installer a...
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    Interesting Well Pump, Motor and/or PumpTec issue, what do the experts say???

    Sounds about right. Could the recent UNDERload be because the Franklin motor is heating up and shutting itself down/or stalling, thus sending signal to Pumptec for rapid load drop before the PumpTec catches up to the actual amperage rising so fast? Did another amp test today at pressure...
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    Interesting Well Pump, Motor and/or PumpTec issue, what do the experts say???

    Why did he install a Franklin Motor with Grundfos Pump - at the time don't think the distributor had a Grundfos Motor in stock, just the Franklin motors. A little history: - house built (new well drilled) 14 years ago, well drilled 500 feet, pump set 460 foot down, Goulds pump and motor. Well...
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    Interesting Well Pump, Motor and/or PumpTec issue, what do the experts say???

    Hello and thank you all for this forum and any help the experts here can provide. Trying to determine the cause of a well pump, well pump motor, or electrical problem. The quick summary is a Pumptec box cutting out on OVERload for the last couple weeks, but most recently cutting out on...
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