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Old 06-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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I purchased a house that was not occupied for a few years. during renovations I was using very little water from the well. I started using the well harder and the water became rusty. I believe the rust is from the well walls from not being used for such a long time. Is there any thing that can be done to help this? and will running the pump longer help.

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I purchased a house that was not occupied for a few years. during renovations I was using very little water from the well. I started using the well harder and the water became rusty. I believe the rust is from the well walls from not being used for such a long time. Is there any thing that can be done to help this? and will running the pump longer help.
maybe flushing line will help....did you consider a filter....I would...ben

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My guess is you've never had well water before.
Depending on what type well you have it could be stone, concrete, SCH 80PVC lined, it's rare to see a steel pipe lined well that would rust.
Far more likly the pipes in the house are steel of it's an older house or you have hard water that needs to be treated.

Steel pipes will leak or bust at some point and will always be rusting from the inside out causing the inside of the pipe to get smaller and weaken the area where the threads are first.
Hard water can be treated with a water softner to remove the iron if need be.
Best to get a water tested first to see what it needs.
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I guess i should have said the plumbing in the house is all new pex and the pipe from the well to the jet pump is plastic. I will be installing a whole house filter with charcoal and auto back washing. Thanks for the help.

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We never could get our rust to go away. It would look good and them if you didn't use a certain part of the house for a day... the discoloration would come back. I just called a professional plumber here in Phoenix to come check it out... I'll let you know how it goes http://www.rainforestplumbing.com
consider a filter for sediment and rust...
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