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Old 02-12-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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I have two drilled wells with submersible pumps. One is plumbed to a tank and valve in an out building and the other to my residence. Each has rather slow recovery but If I use both in the summer I never run out. Has anyone hooked two to one house? To complicate matters worse the house is on a slab. I could easily connect to the current house supply line underground outside.

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Is it a storage tank or a pressure tank?

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when you say slow recovery, do you mean the water level within the well drops as it is pumped and is slow to refill or simply that either pump does not pump enough water to keep up with what you are using?
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Typical recovery for this area is about 3/4 gallon / minute. They are slow to fill 10"dia. casings about 60' deep.
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if you want to run the pumps independently, there would be no problems I can think of. Just put in an alternator that runs each pump every other time. That would allow the other well more time to recover.


If you use more than the wells supply, it doesn't matter how many pumps you run. You will simply run out of water.

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