Deep well jet pump and Jet size?

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  1. pyro1955

    pyro1955 Member

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    How do I confirm that the Jet in the well is the proper Jet for the Pump?
    Have Wayne CWS50 1/2 hp pump on a 2 inch packer jet setup, the jet/foot valve
    is at 30 feet. I replaced the pump with the exact same pump when the well started
    acting up initially, before pulling the drop pipe. i have since replaced everything, except for the Jet/Packer
    assembly. Finally got the leathers sealed, and while the well is holding prime, and is pumping water
    it is still extremely slow, my best guess is the jet is not the right one for this pump, betting it was never
    matched for this pump, How do i find out what jet should be there, and where do i find one? there seems
    to be plenty of water available, if i can get it to pump it out. have searched for wayne Jets, venturi's etc.. can not find anything. Please help
     
  2. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

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    I do not know the answer to your question but debris can get in the jet blocking it some, especially after a rebuild.
     
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  4. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    It maybe a clogged jet as Worth said. But a 1/2HP jet from 30' isn't going to produce 5 GPM anyway. Might just need a larger pump.
     
  5. pyro1955

    pyro1955 Member

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    I replaced everything, except the jet, but it was cleaned. before the well failed, it really never pumped like I believe it should, suspect the jet was never changed when the pump I replaced was installed. Hard to understand why its so hard to get the info and or parts to get this setup properly.
     
  6. pyro1955

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    I would be more than happy with 5 gallons a minute. The chart on the pump says it should do over 6 gallons a minute. since its a cabin, I would be more than happy with it. would just like to know why it seems to be a secret to know what jet should be in the packer.
     
  7. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    If you cannot get good info and parts for a pump, that tells you a lot about the pump. I cannot believe people buy pumps on line when they don't even have a performance chart, much less a curve or any information really. Even with the correct jet and nozzle a 1/2HP isn't going to make much water from that depth.
     
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