Well Water Newbie

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by OZ324, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. OZ324

    OZ324 New Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Just bought a 12 year old house with a well. It has a softener already and what I think is a spin down sediment filter before the pressure tank. It's missing the cartridge, how do I know which cartridge to purchase for replacement? Are these types of sediment filters good, or should I invest in something better?

    I don't have any foul smells, taste or discoloration.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. craigpump

    craigpump In the Trades

    Apr 12, 2012
    Self employed water system tech
    Where is the pressure switch mounted? You NEVER want to have a filter before the pressure switch because if and when the filter plugs, the pressure switch won't be able to sense the increased pressure causing the pump to continue to run. A large enough pump set in a deep well full of water will make enough pressure to blow pipes apart and can even rupture a tank and turn it into a small rocket.
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