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Residential water wells(submersible pump)
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marty ray    Posted 10-31-2002 at 05:07:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
does anyone know of an informative online source on the operation of the components of a residential submersible water well system? thanks for any help.


Gary Andrus    Posted 10-31-2002 at 06:03:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know of any online source but can share my own experience. I had an existing well pump replaced with a 1hp submersable pump with a 125 gallon tank. I get about 55-60 psi. Have had no problems,nearly 9 years now; total cost just over 1100.00. Pump runs on 220 volts and I have a 1 inch feed line to house, barn and garden. Barn and garden are approximately 500 ft from pump and I still get good pressure to run sprinkler system for gsrden.


marty ray    Posted 10-31-2002 at 06:10:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess my post was too unspecific , i have a well that the float control in the pressure tank seems to hang and/or go bad approx. every 6mos. or so . I'm trying to figure out the function or the way the float interacts with the pump.


TB    Posted 10-31-2002 at 06:34:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is this a storage tank with another pressure pump feeding the house type system?


marty ray    Posted 10-31-2002 at 08:12:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
no, it is the only pressure tank in the system, the float valve is midway up the tank.



TB    Posted 10-31-2002 at 08:35:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK maybe an air release control. Are there any wires hooked to it? This shows it.


marty ray    Posted 10-31-2002 at 08:48:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
TB, it looks to be the venturi and air release type, i need to read that section, many thanks , i will post a follow up.


Bentcrank ya shur?    Posted 10-31-2002 at 06:23:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thar ain't no pressure switch on the manifold fittin before the tank? If'n ye got a float in the tank an itsa quittin ever 6 months ya may want to change out to a pre-charged tank with an external p.switch. Leastways thats what some folks do an get 20-30 years good rezults frum it.


marty ray    Posted 10-31-2002 at 08:14:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
yes, there is a pressure switch that actually runs the pump.


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