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  1. Plumbing
    I am toying the idea to be able to manually pump water at the location where my jet pump is. Not sure where to start or what ill need but I would like to install a pitcher pump over my sump pit that is next to the jetpump in the basement. This would be ideal, the pump will be indoors...
  2. Plumbing
    I live in northern Arizona. I have well water with 0.35 PPM iron. I want to get a iron filter. I do not want to use a salt recharge water softener system. Pump house where the filters will be are next to the well. I am planning on getting an oxidizing iron filter without added chlorine. My...
  3. Plumbing
    If you have experience using or designing whole house filters, would you please share your knowledge with me? We have a well with a sediment filter and a water softener. Until I shock the well with chlorine, we have black staining in the toilets and occasional sulfur smell. We have a septic...
  4. Plumbing
    The home I just purchased "in the woods" has PB water pipes. Since I have my own well (no chlorine or chloramine), is there any need to replace the PB pipe?
  5. Plumbing
    Came out of a backwashing tank. The image is a lightened up to show the detail, the actual media is a darker brown & seems lightweight, more like coffee grounds than sand.
  6. Plumbing
    A little backstory: I recently inherited the house that I grew up in, which was built in 1914, located in SE Victoria county, Texas. The house didn't have running water until the 1950s as far as I have been able to figure out, but my mother had a new water well drilled to 140' about six years...
  7. Plumbing
    So a little bit of a back story on my situation. I have well water in Lake Charles, LA and my pressure tank and shutoff equipment is in a shed in the backyard. A few weeks ago, I had set some plywood in the shed and it leaned on a Water Softener Tank which fell onto and broke the PVC that...
  8. Plumbing
    We just bought this home a couple months ago and it's our first home with a well water system. The house was completely re-built about 4 years ago and at that time they installed a RO system. Unfortunately the RO company has gone out of business and we can no longer get replacement filters...
  9. Plumbing
    Dear experts, I have a simple question. I have my own well. Do I really need to invite a specialist to do my water system maintenance, or I can do it myself? Thanks.
  10. Plumbing
    Good morning. I have the dreaded rotten egg/sulfur smell in my hot water. It was diagnosed as a bad rod in my hot water heater. However, I can eliminate the smell if I change the whole-house water filter every 3-4 weeks. I've been using the el-cheapo ones that should last for months. Would...
  11. Plumbing
    My house water is from a private well. When I was changing my whole-house sediment filter, the relief valve on the water heater popped. I guess this is due to the fact that I closed the valves on either side of the filter housing to swap out the filter, and pressure that would normally be...
  12. Plumbing
    Hello, I’m having some sediment problems and would like to know more about what I am dealing with before contacting the well company. The house and well is just under 4 years old. First, here is some of the relevant info of my well configuration, which is used for both domestic water and...
  13. Plumbing
    Hi, I have searched the website as best as I could and found several similar situations that were helpful, but none that were having the same issue that we are. I have a submersible well and we have no water at all. I also checked the water tank (pressure tank ) and it has no water, and...
  14. Plumbing
    Hi, My only source of water is from well and if there is a power outage or if the well motor (Its submersed) goes bad, we will be out of water. Below are my thoughts to prevent 1. Get a back up power for the pump. 2. Get a back up motor (Not sure how) 3. Get a manual pumping along with...
  15. Plumbing
    I have a well for my home water supply. The water pressure and supply have been fine for the last 10-years (the house is 12-years old). Yesterday, I turned on the lawn sprinkler and my daughter was taking a shower at the same time. I noticed very low pressure when I then turned on a faucet. I...
  16. Flooring
    Hi, this is a one story small building construction. It's slab built up on the top of mainly heavy clay soil which is raised about four feet above the level of the adjacent street. I have removed an old carpet several years ago and put the wooden parquet right on the top of a concrete slab. In...
  17. Plumbing
    All - i'm hoping some veterans can help me understand whether i have a problem. my house is on a well water system. the water pressure fluctuates with use. for instance, when i open a tap and run cold water, i can see the water flow fluctuate. the water flow doesn't go down to zero, but the...
  18. Plumbing
    Hello, I recently replaced a gummed up pressure switch (plugged with sediment). I replaced the switch with the standard switch off the shelf at the hardware store which was a 30/50 psi switch (this was the only type they had stocked). I didn't realize it until afterwards that the switch I...
  19. Plumbing
    I have never had well water or septic until I moved into my house two years ago and therefor had no real idea how it worked and what needs maintanance and when. When we bought the house, we bought as is and the pump would run every once in a while where I rarely noticed it. After a while it...
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