Started by glenn kangiser, January 30, 2005, 10:24:03 PM
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Quote from: Ernest T. Bass on July 02, 2015, 11:58:56 PMAre you running out of water? We upgraded our pump setup and now have to be careful since we can suck the well dry faster than it can keep up, which was never much of a problem before.
Quote from: Redoverfarm on July 03, 2015, 12:37:03 PMThe pump should pump continuous if called for. The only thing that would limit it would be pressure switch cutting the power to the pump, low water volume in the well or faulty pressure tank. If a check valve is bad it will not keep pressure in the line and have to pump that water back up from the well where normally it is held in the line. The delay you may be experiencing might just be the result of a low producing stream which has to fill the water level to the pump.Wells do go bad. What you once had can be lost by someone else tapping into that same vein. Especially true if there was not that much water being produced to the well in the first place. Another problem is that the rocks have shifted and is partially blocking the water flow. This is something that can happen miles away from your well and not necessarily near the well.I had a shallow well which produced approx. 10GPM for several years. Then one day it just stopped producing the volume. Decisions, Decisions. Do I drill in the same hole and take a chance. Decided that I might only gain a little more volume with the added depth so I decided to drill another one. Worked out better in the long run. Second well was considerable deeper but ended up with 50-60GPM. Knock on wood it is holding steady to the static level. When you say you have 127 feet of water is that actually the static line or the well depth? If that is the well depth and you are 27 feet off the bottom and your static level is say only 60 feet above the pump then you only have 88 gal w/6" casing and 156 gal w/8" casing in storage. Generally most wells are 6" casing. You can calculate yours if your measurements are correct at this site.http://www.hydro-terra.com/well-volume-calculator/
Quote from: Redoverfarm on July 03, 2015, 04:34:47 PMIt sounds as if it is being over drawn. Not much water volume for a multi house well. It might not have a powerful enough pump. I believe (or I have been told) that anything over 400 ft needs at least 3/4 HP or more motor. If you have a place for a storage tank it may help out some. But that would require a separate pump from the tank to the house. Maybe food for thought. Maybe Glenn will break away from steel work and have his take on the problem.
Quote from: glenn kangiser on June 21, 2015, 03:28:04 PMDave, the beer is excellent in Burma... Limes... hmmm .. I can't remember if we put limes in it or not. That's how good it was...