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Old 12-18-2006, 06:13 AM   #1
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I have well water for my house. I've got a line coming in through the cinder block wall and would like to know what all the parts are for after that point. Wondering what these do and what makes them turn on.

This photo shows a large tank on the left. ??



This photo shows a motor on the right and a small grey box on the left. Any ideas?



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Old 12-18-2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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The large tank on the left is your pressure tank. This holds a reservoir of pressurized water to make water always available and to negate the need for the pump to short-cycle every time you open a faucet. The electrical box attached to the pipe is the pressure sensing switch for pump control. For example, when the pressure dips to 30 psig, the pump switches on and continues to run until the pressure builds to 50 psig, at which point it switches off. If you run a garden hose, it can be normal for the pump to run continuously.

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Old 12-18-2006, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thanks Christopher. That helps.
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I see alot of galvanized looking rusty pipes, They can lead to low pressure and break with little warning. Might have a plumber take a look see. Bob
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I see alot of galvanized looking rusty pipes, They can lead to low pressure and break with little warning. Might have a plumber take a look see. Bob
Thats great advice. the inside of those pipes might be only a pinky finger open do to corrosion. But on the other hand the copper pipes look like there still in great shape. Also i don't see a water softening system. I assuming you have one if not you should really get one you will be blown away by the difference in water quality.
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I'll have the pipes changed out and maybe a new pump there while I'm at it. Water softener is the blue tank on the right side of the photo. Absolutely necessary for this well water.

If the pipe is corroded on the inside, does it really matter from a flow standpoint since it only fills the big pressure tank?
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It may not look bad on the outside, but the threads you can't see are probably hanging on by maybe a thread or two. Galvanized is not where the threads have been cut. Get it out of there before you have big trouble. Trust me, you'll be better off.
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I know that. I'm just wondering if it's affecting the flow that much.

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