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  1. A

    Pressure Tank PSI

    I am replacing my pressure tank. Existing tank is a 20gal. Replacing with a 52gal AO Smith has max 100psi. I run a Grundfos 22SQE15-220 pump with a CU301 controller. Constant pressure is set at 70psi. Question is.. what’s the Max pressure air PSI should I precharge this tank to. Grundfos says...
  2. E

    Removal of nitrates with nitrate specific resin decreased alkalinity and lowered PH?

    Hey all, Our well water was acidic with high nitrates so I installed an acid neutralizer, and water softener with a mix of softener resin and nitrate specific removal resin. In this order; pressure tank -> 3 stage big blue filters --> acid neutralizer --> water softener (mix of softener resin...
  3. C

    Jet pump not turning on

    we’re new to the well water life so this is completely new to us. we have a jet pump that will not turn on at all even though pressure has dropped and should turn on. Was advised the pump was relatively new. Checked pressure, to make sure it matches. Also, confirmed no issues with breaker/fuses...
  4. T

    Clear water after well flush, orange next day

    When flushing well at pressure tank, water pumps crystal clear after 10-15 minutes (I've also flushed for 48+ hours), but within 24 hours, water will begin to look orange/ferrous again. We had water tested after a flush and the results for iron/sediment/hardness were all ideal. I also raised...
  5. CommanderDave

    Timer Installation

    I'd like to know if it possible to install a 240 volt ST01 timer in the diagram below. The timer wiring is: Black - Line Blue - Load Red - 3 way (not used) Green - ground This is where I'd like to install it - replacing the bypass switch. I'm unclear how to do the installation since it is...
  6. B

    1 Well 2 houses 2 Pressure tanks?

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of building a new home behind my current residence, and I'm exploring options for the water supply system. Currently, I have a well connected to a pressure tank outside my existing home. With the new construction, I'm contemplating using one pump to supply water...
  7. C

    High Pressure no water

    We had a flash freeze last week but I was preoccupied at the hospital and I forgot to turn on the heater in the well house. There was no water when I got home most likely due to frozen pipes but the water returned sometime during the night. I left the kitchen faucet open hoping for the best...
  8. A

    Psi at 100 but no water

    Hi, we have been having issues with our water going on 2 weeks. We have a well and I Was washing dishes one day, turned the water off and came back 5 mins turned the water back on but nothing came out. We ended up replaced the pressure gauge. Water worked for a day and then no water the next...
  9. T

    Need Help Identifying Root Cause Of Valve Issue

    I’m trying to figure out what could possibly cause what appears to be a strange reaction inside a newer shower valve. I have a Kohler valve that is about 1.5 years old. Got around to replacing the cartridge but the cause seems to be some build up around the valve that shifted the o rings. Had...
  10. M

    Collapsed well???

    So our well stopped pumping Wednesday night, 9/20. Went and flipped the breaker off then back on. Lights dimmed then came back 5-10 seconds later. I just figured the pump was locked up, even though the well and pump are only 6.5 years old. Bought a new pump and started the project Saturday...
  11. Mulligan Stew

    Whole house filter for shared well

    Hey Folks. I’m working with a water filter provider and we’re looking at installing a 1” inlet/outlet whole house filter onto a 2” shared well supply pipe. The filter would be installed inside the well house which is about 300ft from the seven single story, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen houses it...
  12. J

    2 houses 1 well, would like to be able to have them work independently

    I have done a lot of searching for this issue, but none of the threads I can find seem to have this particular question I have 1 well, a small cabin 75 feet away, and my sometimes home is maybe 150 feet from the well, I would like to run the water lines to the houses so that I can have both...
  13. Lagger

    Slow recovering well and a wet yard.

    I just purchased a house about two months ago. So far the plumbing has been a completed disaster and I’ve needed to replace the boiler and the ejector pump already on top of some maintenance on the septic system. My current problem is a mystery for me because I know nothing about wells and I...
  14. E

    One well, two cisterns for two houses

    Hello all, We currently have two cabins separated by about 400'. Each cabin has a 2500 gallon cistern that it is plumbed to. We have been getting by for 5 years hauling water and filling cisterns after we drilled a dry well. This past fall we dug a new low-producing well (1.5 gpm) that is about...
  15. M

    Replacing everything on 2in well

    Tl.DR I am replacing everything on my 2in well. The jet at the bottom has a check valve already installed. Should I still add a foot valve under the check valve? Is it better to use the pressure switch on the pump or the pressure tank? Or maybe both? Is there an advantage to buying a 2HP pump...
  16. T

    Square D 40/60 pressure switch, oops…

    I had to replace my pressure switch for my well and was replacing with a square D 40/60. I noticed the well was cutting off near 70psi and I wanted to turn it down. Dumb me didn’t kill power and was using an adjustable wrench. The wrench made contact with the live switch and, you guessed...
  17. V

    Can you add a larger pressure tank after filter?

    Hello all, I am having problems with the water pressure in my house and am getting even more pressure from my wife to fix it. This is my first home with a well system and i dont have too much knowledge on plumbing and well systems. Your expert help would be greatly appreciated. When I turn on...
  18. Larrytove

    Need well treatment advice (test results & equip details included)

    Hello all, Long time lurker, first time poster. We have a well system that will be our primary water source once we get the water treated (house already had well and municipal source installed with an air-gapped bypass so for now we are on municipal). The water has dissolved iron (clear at...
  19. Smodderman

    Reverse Osmosis waste water expected flow

    Good day, I have been trying to troubleshoot my RO system. I had an under the sink PUR RO system for about 3 months until it stopped producing water. the waste water runs all day and night yet nothing ends up in the tank. I tried replacing the RO membrane (High TDS water, maybe it failed early)...
  20. wv2022

    How to check a submersible well pump in 180' well

    We purchased a mobile home on a small lot from an older gentleman who resells property he buys from courthouse tax auctions. The mobile home has been empty about 4 years and we are trying to check what needs done to get water into the home. There was no hot water tank or pressure tank...
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