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Old 04-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #16
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No water in my pressure tank/ water pressure is low in house.


Not sure why you would replace the pressure tank unless it is shot..

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Old 04-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #17
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Ok so update on my water problem. Went to plumbing supply store and decided only to get the pump for now. The replacement took 3 hrs including back and forths to get certain items.(ex T bar.) We watched a YOU TUBE VIDEO on how to replace a well pump. Well we did it and now we have great water pressure. The only thoughts I have in my mind is , while we were pulling up the 100ft PVC pipe we noticed that it was broken in half about 1in away from the pump. So was my pump bad or was the PVC the culprit. Now I would never know, because plumbing supply's store don't except returns on pumps. So changed PVC and well pump accomplished.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #18
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And what was the total cost of the parts, fuel to and from the store, and your time at your pay rate?
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:26 PM   #19
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So pump was 377.15 had to build a T bar $ 80. New pipe $ 29.00. Total cost 486.15. Compared to an estimate $2250.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:35 PM   #20
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And the cost of time and fuel?
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #21
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Time running to the store and back , time on the computer looking for why.

How many drillers did you call?
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #22
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Plus gas, so say $5.00 to take me back n forth, because the supply store is only 5 min away. My pay rate at our very day job is $45 an hour. So for 3 hrs $135. So my grand total was $761.15. I guess when someone is running a business a lot of extras need to be charge to their customers to keep the business a float. Happy we were able to do it by ourselves. That's my husband and I. Teamwork makes the dream work. ~GoRamosfamily~
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Only called one. When he quoted me the prices, I got sick lol. So I came on this website while at home thinking why, how. U guys gave me some ideas. I then YouTube replacing a submersible well pump. It seems do able for hubby and I. Went to the supply store and told them my problem. Purchased the pump. However, they didn't sell the T bar. So today we went to Home Depot and purchased the bars. Oh btw, will be returning the T bars so minus the $80. Anyway we felt good we were able to do the job. $2250 we did not have.
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Sorry $135x2
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #25
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The cracked/broken pipe was definitely a problem. Pump might still be good.
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Did you use anti torque rings, the correct shrink tubing on your electrical line, zip tie the power lines so they dont chafe, and wipe down the pump and pipe with bleach and water, then put a cup of bleach down the well when you dropped the new pump in? You then should run the pump for a while to get rid of the bleach smell in the water.

Why did a 6 foot piece of 1-1/4 inch black pipe, a T and two 6 inch nipples cost 80 bucks? Seems like a lot.

Great Job, by the way. What brand of pump did you put back? Gould used to be the best, I don't know if that is still the case. Mine was installed in 93 so I'm sure Ill be due soon. Ive already done three well pumps, piece of cake, don't let the fear mongers scare you.
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@ Jagans we purchase the t bar from Home Depot 3 pieces of metal pipes.(will return). We put Meyers pump in. ($377.15 plus tax and these four little black things, I believe they were called shrinkages.) We also did the zip tie, and the bleach. Yes I did see the torque rings. Those we reused. The old pump I just put it to side. The new pump could not be returned. Also the old pump was installed since 95. So I guess it was coming to that stage. We were a little intimidated at first, however watching that YouTube on "how to replace a pump in 4 hrs looked easy. We took the chance and all went well.
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@ Jagans we purchase the t bar from Home Depot 3 pieces of metal pipes.(will return). We put Meyers pump in. ($377.15 plus tax and these four little black things, I believe they were called shrinkages.) We also did the zip tie, and the bleach. Yes I did see the torque rings. Those we reused. The old pump I just put it to side. The new pump could not be returned. Also the old pump was installed since 95. So I guess it was coming to that stage. We were a little intimidated at first, however watching that YouTube on "how to replace a pump in 4 hrs looked easy. We took the chance and all went well.
Thats great, but I dont understand returning something that you used other than that the price seemed really high for a few pieces of 1.25 inch pipe. The shrink tubing is to insulate the wiring connections. Calling them thingies makes me a little leery, but Im sure hubby knew the score. Did he use a heat gun? Hopefully you also replaced the safety rope.
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Note that the estimate the plumber gave you to replace the pump is larger than you expected because it takes into account two things you probably did not think about:

1. The possibility of other broken parts (you found one such, the PVC pipe).

2. A truck large enough to hold a stock of parts so as to minimize the need to go back and forth to the store to "get something else."
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:11 AM   #30
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Few look for more than one bid, and if there is one bid that is high , often it is more because the bidder is going on little to no information from the phone call and going with worst case... and what it will cost.

Box store will sell just about any thing but there is little to no service nor are there any answers out side the simple ones that the floor staff can get off of a sales flyer.

The re-use of torque rings is not always a good idea because you have changed the pipe and the old ones where worn to the old pipe, the pump might have had life still and the driller could have tested it to make sure.

Was there new wire run from the well head to the pump?

Was the pump control box replaced at the same time to match the pump that was installed?

When things go wrong it is the local small company that gets the call out not the box store to fix the problem.

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