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Water well questions
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Dennis    Posted 07-04-2002 at 11:48:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a well inside a small building and we would like to get it up and running.
At this point there isn't any pump/motor.
The well is 6" dia. metal casing. It is 15' to the water level/103' to the bottom of the well.
There are two rubber pipes running down into the well. 1=1-1/4"dia. 2=3/4"dia.
I would like to know what type of pump and motor I can use with this well? We are going to use it to water the animals and garden only. We have city water for the house.
This water use to be pumped into a sand filter and then into the house but I don't think we will need to use the sand filter.
Thank you for all your suggestions.

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Terri    Posted 04-23-2006 at 16:15:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We built a house a year ago. We have our own well. The water is clear,smells good and tastes good, however after a few days the bath tub and tile in the shower turn blue. It also turns blonde hair visibly green. Have you heard of this? Is there some way to filter the water?
Any help is appreciated
Terri


F14    Posted 07-04-2002 at 14:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you sure the pipes are rubber? Any chance they're PVC?

At any rate, a two-pipe system indicates a jet pump. If the footvalve is still in the well, you can hook a shallow well jet pump to the two pipes, plumb in a pressure tank, and off you go. A couple hundred bucks oughta do it.

Personally, I'd use a submersible pump. Much more dependable, no jet to clog, no foot valve to go bad, self priming, and not significantly more expensive. If water is within 15' of the top, you can use the smallest available (in horsepower) pump no problem. Drop the pump to within 15' or so of the bottom to give you the best supply and leave room enough in the bottom so you're not sucking up debris.


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