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Old 04-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Miami sprinkler system using well

I recently had installed a sprinkler system that gets its water from a well 20 feet down known as the Miami Aquifer. My sprinkler heads are constantly getting clogged with silt and sand, and thus dont spray much (or anything at all). I clean them out, but the silt returns. I mentioned it to the installer, and he offered a service that cleans the lines out with some special device = $100.

The pump has a hose fitting on top which allows me to run water as long as I want, in essence, cleaning things out. I realize that doesnt clear the pvc lines underground, but it cleans the uptake tube that comes up 20 feet.

Any ideas on preventing the silt build up? Was he just looking for a quick $100 and blowing smoke up my a$$? Do I have a way to clean out the lines (removing the heads and letting water flow for a few minutes)?



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Old 04-24-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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SOunds like your trying to set the pump to close to the bottm of the well.
As you said just removing the heads and letting the pump run should clean it out.
I would do one head at a time that way there more pressure.


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