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  1. Plumbing
    Any idea on what would cause a loud bang as water is being drawn in from the well pump? The pressure tank and switch system sit in our garage we suddenly heard a loud bang as it kicked on one day . Ordinarily the pressure switch will kick on and you can immediately hear the water coming into the...
  2. Plumbing
    Hello all, Came home Friday to a sound I've never heard, the well pump control box was making a sound like metal being drilled, that lasted for about a second and repeated about once a minute. Turned off the power, got a new control box and replaced the cover. Turned on power, reset pressure...
  3. Plumbing
    I live in the Cascade Mountains in Washington State where I’m rennovating a home. I have a 90 ft well. The old well pump was removed by a licensed well contractor, but he claims that the only way it can function again is to clean out the 25 ft of silt at the bottom with his truck, before...
  4. Electrical
    Upgraded our generator. Old one had separate pairs of 120V and 240V outlets., each pair with 20A breakers. The 240 half being a perfect match for our well pump during outtages. Our new DuroMax XP12000 EH, like most newer generators I think, combines voltages. It has a 50 and 30A dual...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I have a Flotec FP7120 tank. My wife was working on fixing a lead and shut the well pump off through the circuit breaker. This was done numerous times and each time we waited for the water to completely drain from the system. Once we finished her project, the water flow in the house is pretty...
  6. Plumbing
    Thanks in advance for all the help. I have well water with a pressure tank. The line comes out of the pressure tank and "t's" off to a frost-free sillcock before continuing into our water softener. After winter, and within the last few months, I've noticed a tremendous amount of air in the...
  7. Plumbing
    Last night I read a lot of stuff about Cycle Stop Valves. The creator of the valve is an active poster on a few plumbing forums and he and some other posters get into some pretty heated debates. There seem to be good points on both sides, however some of his claims seem a little too grandiose...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    This is more of a question of what type of pump do I use to make all this work. Here is the plan: 1. Dig shallow well to approximately 15'-20' (water table) 2. Install shallow well pump to pull water up to plumb into sprinkler system -I planned on trying this setup first to see if the pump could...
  9. Plumbing
    Having a terrible time with water supply from a shallow well and have very little mechanical aptitude so hoping someone could answer a couple of quick questions to help me pinpoint my problem. I have a 3/4hp F&W jet pump mounted in the basement next to the pressure tank. The home was recently...
  10. Plumbing
    Here is a weird question about well pump replacement. I would like to understand what is the opinion- was I ripped off or just overcharged. Here are the facts. I had kind of random loss of pressure lasting for 1-10 minutes. I called a company that has worked on my well before. The guy who came...
  11. Electrical
    Turned on the faucet and... no water!!!! . Checked pressure switch, breakers to pump etc all seem ok. Getting 230v at the controller box ( 1hp Franklin electric 2801084915) Start capacitor seems ok, checked ohms jumps towards 0 the moves to infinity. When I turn the power on the controller box...
  12. Plumbing
    My pump started humming today, no water. It cuts on, hums then cuts off which made the casing hot so I unplugged it. I am picking up a new (same kind, sears 3/4 hp shallow well jet pump) tomorrow. I have never installed one. My set up is a pump about 300' down that pumps water into a huge...
  13. Electrical
    Last fall I had to put in a new deep water well between two cabins that are a family summer place. Because 24" deep trenches to both cabins were available, I extended the pump power line (dedicated circuit: UF 2x #12 wG) from one cabin out to the pump and over to the other cabin. I thought it...
  14. Plumbing
    My pump stoped working after a lightening storm. Franklin electric 1.5 HP run by a franklin electric subdrive 75 control box. this is a 4 wire system. My understanding is that the control box is a single phase to three phase converter. Main braker is good as well as the shut of switch. The...
  15. Plumbing
    Newbie plumbing question... I moved into my 15 year old house 3 years ago. My well pump has been VERY loud since the day I moved in. I mean LOUD --- the floor above the pressure tank even vibrates a little. I've had a plumber check it out and he said that everything looks fine. The only...
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  17. Electrical
    i have a hot water tank and water pump hooked up to a double pull 20 amp circuit breaker my trouble is that the hot water tank clicks off and i have to reset it everyday there are times when i go to reset it iits very hot and after i click it on you can hear something like arcing i was told...
  18. Plumbing
    Hi I live in rural Montana and obviously have well. It is 225' down and a sub. pump. I have 3 yard hydrants in my yard that were all working fine 2 nights ago. I went out to water the horses last night and no water at all at yard hydrant. Opened it, nothing... Went to other yard hydrants and...
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