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Old 08-19-2012, 04:59 PM
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Shared Well Questions

I am estimating a job that is approximately 2.5 acres. There is one well on the property that supply’s the house, I checked the pressure with the pump on at 45 psi. The main line from the pump to the house is 1” poly, so I designed the system at 12gpm per zone. I have plenty of experience with wells, but I have never setup a system to share a well with a house supply, so I have a couple questions.

1st – is it practical to run a system this large with only 13gpm? At that rate irrigating will take between 6 and 7.5 hours to complete per cycle (yes I will look into recharge rates). I explained this to the customer, and they are fine with it. I am uneasy about it; it seems like a future PITA.

2nd what is the appropriate POC on this type of system, would it be before
the pressure tank with a relay switch, or after without one?

Obviously I would like to see a new well drilled for irrigation. Has anyone installed a similar system? Thoughts? Ideas? Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:07 PM
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I've see shared well. Jobs


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Run

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:21 PM
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I've see shared well. Jobs


Don't walk


Run

They always get ugly
What he said, big time. Someone always feels they're being taken advantage of: power bills, pump repairs, not mention running out of water!
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:25 PM
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Ive seen 1 go to court for 3 years during a real estate deal
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:28 PM
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Is it shared with another residence or will one well serve one residence and also an irrigation system for the same residence?
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:30 PM
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE=CAPT Stream Rotar;4503814]Either way I'm drunk

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:58 PM
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Make no decision or commitment until you find out what the recharge rate for the well is.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:33 PM
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Make no decision or commitment until you find out what the recharge rate for the well is.
I hope you're joking.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:50 PM
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It is not a shared property, im talking about the irrigation system sharing the well with the house.
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