Where to learn about well water

Where to learn about well water

PostBy: Joeski On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:30 pm

I have Googled it and can't seem to find any really good information on how my well water system works. What I am trying to do is increase my pressure and am having no luck. There is nothing in the DIY and handyman type books. Any help would be great.

Thank you in advance. :)
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:48 pm

Do you need more pressure...or flow?

:D
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:05 pm

http://www.sta-rite.com/resources/images/13433.pdf

If your pressure switch looks like this, read the adjustment details.
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:07 pm

Has the problem been just this summer or prior--reason---I never get any sulpher in my well water--except this year--water table is so low, we're scraping the bottom and pressure is down some :( Do you have a cap on your well--I do not because of when it was dug.
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:02 pm

Sounds like something w/ your well has changed over time...and you want to try raising the pressure to try and compensate for whatever changed.

You didn't say what the real problem is.

Probably would be best to figure out what has changed and do something to correct that. :idea:
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: Joeski On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:00 am

Rob R. wrote:Do you need more pressure...or flow?

:D

In my shower which is the longest distance from the pump & tank the pressure & flow are really low. However the sink in that room has pretty good cold water flow. Could this mean something else may be wrong?

Thank you :)
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: Joeski On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:03 am

tsb wrote:http://www.sta-rite.com/resources/images/13433.pdf

If your pressure switch looks like this, read the adjustment details.

Wow I got a lot to learn. I'm not even sure I'm seeing something like that. I am away from my house until this weekend to relook closely at the setup.
Thank you :)
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: Joeski On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:06 am

freetown fred wrote:Has the problem been just this summer or prior--reason---I never get any sulpher in my well water--except this year--water table is so low, we're scraping the bottom and pressure is down some :( Do you have a cap on your well--I do not because of when it was dug.

Yes it did get slower & less pressure this summer. There is a cap on it.

Thank you :)
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:03 am

Joeski wrote:
Rob R. wrote:Do you need more pressure...or flow?

:D

In my shower which is the longest distance from the pump & tank the pressure & flow are really low. However the sink in that room has pretty good cold water flow. Could this mean something else may be wrong?

Thank you :)


There could be a buildup of minerals in the shower mixing valve, or the shower head itself.
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:31 am

Start with the shower head before you panic & go from there. ;)
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: plumb-r On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:55 pm

I would check out the shower head itself first. If it's a newer head it may have rubber nozzles on the face of the head itself. When it's running you can clean these nozzles by wiping your hand across them. If that doesn't help take the head off and see if there is a restrictor or screen that is clogged with sediment. If you think it is scaled up in the head either soak head in CLR or just replace the head. ;) Let us know what you find. :)
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Re: Where to learn about well water

PostBy: oppirs On: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:37 pm

This such good info. My well drop down to 120' during the Midwest heatwave, At least farmer's here has used all to be of yet used ground-water. I'm, not a farmer.

But I degress. Ground table work up. Will be too full in a month's times.
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