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Any sprinkler guys? Help

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Gators10, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    May look to see if your pressure tank is waterlogged, then i would start looking elsewhere. Contact your well guy and get gim to look over the system. My well is 290 feet deep 4" well and puts out 10 gpm at 60 psi. Your well depth and pump/system type determine your gpm/psi.
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  2. Gators10

    Gators10 LawnSite Member
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    The pressure tank is brand new, and only on the house pump side, the sprinkler pump is separate.

    The one well we have is around 100 feet which is the norm here in FL.
     
  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    tie the sprinkler pump into the pressurized side of the system. that way it is boosting pressure instead of making it. sounds like your entire system is hooked up backwards or something.

    your water should come out if the well and into a pressure tank and then out to your home. put a "t" on the home side of your pressure tank. and hook your sprinkler pump up to that. This should boost your pressure significantly., there should be nothing hooked up between the tank and your well casing except for the contact points and a gauge.
     
  4. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    heres a drawing

    well drawing.jpg
     
  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    as far as well output, some useful info would be:

    well depth
    well casing diameter
    depth to pump
    depth to water
    pump type and rated GPM
    110 or 220 volt
    direct wire or does it have a capacitor start system
    type of tank
    size of piping
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    You don't need to hook it up like this, and if the demand exceeds the supply it will do essentially nothing to help.
     
  7. Gators10

    Gators10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Just talked to my dentist, he said he does every two years a muriactic acid treatment where he drops some tablets down the well pipe, lets them sit for a day, then runs a hose to clean it out for two hours. his gpm just went from 12-35 after doing it.
     

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