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  1. Plumbing
    My well system uses an air-over-water pressure tank (no bladder or diaphragm). We recently built a new home and have noticed that since we moved in, the pressure tank loses water every few weeks. First signs of issue are sputtering water faucets and then picking up sediment in the house. I can...
  2. Plumbing
    I've tried a couple of different ways to deal with my low-producing well. The well is old. I've done a bunch of measurements/tests to characterize the production. The well can produce about 35 gallons of water before it dries up. It recharges at just over 1 gallon per minute. My current setup...
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    Hi - we have 2.5 acres in the Arizona mountains: pinion pines above, cactus on the ground. I'm clearing about 1/4 acre of the natural flora, and leveling the land, for a garden/fruit tree orchard (dwarfs)/koi pond. Big project - especially since we have elk, deer, cougar, coyote, skunk, fox, and...
  4. Plumbing
    We have a kids pool we set up every year. After the first time running the well dry, we are now very careful doing this year to year. Unfortunately, our 6 year old got impatient and when I wasn't looking increased the hose to full bore (from my tiny trickle). We figured this out when the the...
  5. Plumbing
    I did a little testing last night so I hope someone can explain if this is normal or I have a supply line that is installed incorrectly somewhere. I have lived on municipal water up until two years ago. SO trying to understand this. I have an Aeromotor T series pump 12 gpm at well depth of 40...
  6. Plumbing
    My wife and I have aquired a new home that was vacant for 3 years. The home has a well that is 538 feet deep. We are experiancing significant amounts of sediment in the water that appears to be grey in color. We have changes several fixtures in the house thinking it may have been the problem...
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