Sort of looks like fiberglass. Do you have a fiberglass tank?
IMO, without a doubt, brass. Fittings, hand tight and another 1/2 turn and you should be good to go.Any chance I am better off with brass rather than galvanized?
I've had pressure gauges catch me off guard, a couple of times. Don't really trust them all the time now.yes-i agree on adjusting the switch springs. but if his gauge is off a bit. at our old house with our old well we ran into that problem too.
Going on 18 years. Livin on the edge here. I have noticed a lot longer time in pressure build up.:nunu:who says-huh:lol: why couldn't u have said hey 20-25 yrs or something -huh. what -i bet u got city water there at the house:lolol:
i know better oh as i seen ur well casings while i was there. how long has urs been in? 14 and half yrs now:munch:
Do you change or have your vehicle engine oil changed before or after the engine seizes up?The pump was really old when we bought the house 20 years ago. The bearing was screaming then and still is.
I don't replace things that still work - waste of money.
Our pump is at 150 ft, I've change it twice before myself and will do it again this time. I will change out the plastic pipe, wire and rope even though all that is also still working. So do you agree, I should change out ours during the warm weather this year before I have problems?A water pump is nothing like an engine - has no fluids to change or other maintance.
My pump is a jet pump which is in the basement. An hour or so with a couple wrenches and it is changed.
Our well is only 150 ft with only a 1/2 hp pump. No need for a torque stop. I only use one cable guard, more than that makes it tough to pull the pump. I do use a boat load of tape though. :lol:Well.....I don’t agree. If it ain’t broke......
But yeah - pulling a deep well pump in the winter can be tough - but I’m sure it’s done all the time.
I worked with plumbers for many years. They only pulled pumps if they needed replaced. And none of them replaced the pipe, rope, or wire unless it was visually bad. If the pump was installed correctly using a torque stop and cable guards there is no reason to believe that any of that stuff would wear.
I pulled our pump years ago because pressure would take forever to build up. After I installed the new pump I took the old pump apart. The pump propellers were about completely gone. The new pump ran about 1/3 the time the old one did to build up pressure. The new pump used less power to run even though the ratings were the same as the old pump.Time for an update.
First from earlier in the morning when I pulled the T. This is the inside and then the port that was plugged for the pressure gauge.
I used a screwdriver to clear the sediment and when I put it together the pressure gauge worked so I was able to see that I could only get 53 or so PSI. It was time to call in the professionals.
Cheap enough, IMO. The cost did include the pump, right?So, everything is running now. I showed him the fibers, he is pretty sure they are from the impeller as it was letting go. That explains the lack of pressure. Total damage.... $1150.00
Had to use the JD 650 FEL to get the Pitless adapter off, after that my wife and I pulled it out. The tough part is pulling up on wet plastic pipe. It was heavy but the good thing is they get lighter as they come up.Keith, how did you get the pipe and pump out? Things have to weigh quite a bit at that length.
Ours is buried also and would be a ***** in the winter.Good to hear, you have water again.:bigthumb:
Jeff B " Keith, how did you get the pipe and pump out? Things have to weigh quite a bit at that length".
I pulled our well its at 115-120' by myself , wasn't to bad, FIL helped keep the pipe and wires together and to make sure nothing broke laying it on the ground. That was apx 25-30 yrs ago , thinking Fri or Sat after Thanksgiving , wife is preparing a full course meal for 15-20 folks that evening.
Had everything repaired (ours is 18" buried to top of well head and before the requirement it has to be above ground and it is still buried). dug out the well head and filled back in the dirt ,and back in the house before 4pm. Wife had told everyone we would eat at 5 and we did. :bigthumb:
Glad we have city water now , we still use the well for cleaning driveway, washing vehicles and watering the plants around the house. Pretty sure when ever it quits working , I won't replace the submersible pump.
In your case I'd watch too. :thumbup1gif:I was also wondering how you did that. I had thought of doing it myself but once he stared pulling out the first pipe I was thinking when is this going to end. They are 21' each section. I could see doing it if it was plastic but I don't know if my FEL would lift this. Especially considering not only is it the weight of 160' of steel pipe, but also the pump and all the water in the pipe. Then when sending it back down you would have to line up the pipe while threading it back together. I am thinking I am sticking with a service where I could sit and watch him do the work. It wasn't hard for him with the truck but without the right equipment, no thanks.