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so i can hear water running in the pipe as it comes into the house from the well- the pump isnt constantly running since i hear it click on and off but i do hear moving water when there isnt a demand for it. i hear it moving from where it enters the house thru the blue preasure tank and thru the pipes into the acid nuetralizer but nothing out of the nuetralizer. the gauge is reading 62lbs. i thought maybe a line was leaking either in the well or thru the yard but wouldnt that have the pump running non stop? just confused.....
 

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62 lbs is pretty high. Mine is at 40. No, a leak may not keep up with the pump, the pump buils up pressure, the leak reduces the pressure, the pump cuts in and builds up pressure, and s n and so fourth.
 

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your right my switch is a 40-60. so now to pull the pump and see wich line it is that leaks right?
 

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you need to call a well and pump company---pulling a well pump requires a hoist truck---dropping a pump and pipe into a well is a very expensive mistake---
 

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i dont need to cal anyone for this yet- i have replaced this well pump 2 times so far myself. i just need to pull the pump and line and pressure test it and hope the leak is in this section and not the one going thru the lawn to the house.
 

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That's great---Our area the wells are very deep and the work is beyond the capabilities of most homeowners.
 

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7. one pump replacement- and 1 pulled it to find the wites chaffed from the thrusting into pipe.... very acidic water by the way.
is my thought right about pulling line and putting air gauge on a side and capping other side and air chuck, filling with 30psi air and seeing if it leaks?
 

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you need to call a well and pump company---pulling a well pump requires a hoist truck---dropping a pump and pipe into a well is a very expensive mistake---
Certainly can be. Several years ago, the day after I left for a military "adventure" in Central America, our water quit working. Somehow, the pump became detached from the piping and fell to the bottom of the well (about 400 feet). Fortunately, my wife found a well company that had invented its own special tool for "well fishing." They were able to retrieve the pump and reattach it. I didn't know about any of this until I came back home some months later.
 

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is my thought right about pulling line and putting air gauge on a side and capping other side and air chuck, filling with 30psi air and seeing if it leaks?
Yeah, it's probably the only way to know for sure. The check valve should hold, but getting a good seal on the adapter might be tough, so best bet is probably to test just the line. And I would definitely check the check valve as well.
 

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so i pulled the pump this morning- when i git it out the nipple out of the top of the pump that goes from the pump to the line had a large hole in it from corrosion:eek:. i replaced the nipple and put the pump back in and it is working fine now:thumbup:
 

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I guess where you heard it ain't where it was huh? Im from Maryland too, Finksburg. Also acidic water. Where are you located? I hope you put anti-torque spacers on the line, ran your power through PVC Pipe, and suspended your pump with a safety rope or chain. Wipe down your gear with bleach and water going in and put a cup of bleach down the well? Replace the O ring on the Pitless? What a neat Idea those are.
 

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i dont have a pitless connection- mine is in a 5'x5'x5' block bunker with a concrete lid.... i did put a thruster kit on it this time- why there wasnt one i will never know....... the pump is tied off, power and rope just run up with the line -no conduit.... i did put a steel (silver)nipple on since they didnt have a brass one so i guess i will get a brass one and put it on the shelf and wait....i just heard the water moving in the pipes i reckon- not a direct leak.... still have to figure out why the gauge is at 62- maybe the acid nuetralizer tech servicing the unit bled a touch of air out of the expansion tank? add a touch of air and we will see.....
manchester bu the way.......
 

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You need a stainless steel nipple, not brass with acid water. Do you have a neutralizer tank? You are right up the road from me. Well, about 14 miles I guess. Water is very acidic. What Brand pump did you install and what HP. 250ft, you say? I will probably need a new pump soon. Ive done it once, No big deal. Have you seen the Pull-A-Pump? Really neat. All they have at Bens Rental are the ones with tires, dont look as good as the Pull-A-Pump check out U-Tube.
 

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so i pulled the pump this morning- when i git it out the nipple out of the top of the pump that goes from the pump to the line had a large hole in it from corrosion:eek:. i replaced the nipple and put the pump back in and it is working fine now:thumbup:
The pump to pipe connection is probably a good place for a dielectric fitting to prevent electrolysis.
 

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His pipe is probably plastic, and stainless is about as good as you can get.
 

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yes the water line is 1" plastic. the one i took off was brass- i will look for a stainless 1 if thats better.
i had an acid nuetralizer put in a year ago and contemplating a softner-harness is right on the line of needing one now that a nutralizer is installed.....
i did the hand over hand pull while the helper walked the end of the line away
you are right below me- small world
 
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