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Old 03-16-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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It seems that I ahve a bit of sediment coming in my lines from my well pump. I see that there are sediment filters available in Home Centers, but is there anything else that can be dome to mitigate this problem before it enters the house?

Are there filters that can be attached to the pump directly without messing with the Head, or flow?

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Old 03-16-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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It seems that I ahve a bit of sediment coming in my lines from my well pump. I see that there are sediment filters available in Home Centers, but is there anything else that can be dome to mitigate this problem before it enters the house?

Are there filters that can be attached to the pump directly without messing with the Head, or flow?

Thanks
How old is your well?? Wells should never pump anything but clean clear water.

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Old 03-16-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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Well is approx 5 years old. The house was built in 2004/2005 as was the well.

There will always be some sort of "grit" in the well water due to the extremely small size of silt and sand particles, and their inability to precipitate I would assume? Isn't that why they sell sediment filters in Home Depot and Lowes? First time on well water here.

Any other ideas that would be the cause of the sediment besides that age of the well?

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Well is approx 5 years old. The house was built in 2004/2005 as was the well.

There will always be some sort of "grit" in the well water due to the extremely small size of silt and sand particles, and their inability to precipitate I would assume? Isn't that why they sell sediment filters in Home Depot and Lowes? First time on well water here.

Any other ideas that would be the cause of the sediment besides that age of the well?

thanks again for the info.
Sounds like it was never right in the first place. Is it screen or bedrock well? What type and size? This will be on your well log. Or, ask the driller or county.
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Oh man. I have no idea what type of well it is? Is that something that would be detailed in teh building permit process?

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Oh man. I have no idea what type of well it is? Is that something that would be detailed in teh building permit process?

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In my state we do need a permit to drill. Is your pump in the well?? If so, what does the well casing looks like??
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Pump is in the well I would assume. There is a steel tube sticking out of the ground in my yard. I am not sure how deep it is. I just looked at teh most recent building permit in our municipality and there is a spot to detail the well.

I have a call into the codes inspector so I can get a copy of that to continue my investigations.

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Pump is in the well I would assume. There is a steel tube sticking out of the ground in my yard. I am not sure how deep it is. I just looked at teh most recent building permit in our municipality and there is a spot to detail the well.

I have a call into the codes inspector so I can get a copy of that to continue my investigations.
That well never should have never pumped sediment. You would have no recourse on the driller now.

Call a local driller and see what they say. There are ways to fix it. If it has a screen, they could slide a sand blocker screen in it. A bedrock intake well can be lined. Neither one is a hard thing to do. (for a driller)
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How old is your well?? Wells should never pump anything but clean clear water.
LOL. Not around here they don't.
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LOL. Not around here they don't.
It is code in Michigan.

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