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  • in reply to: Di-electric nipples #295473

    Metals have a level of reduction from strongest to weekest or fast to slow. You are trying to separate the two opposites with two that are closest, to slow down the reaction. We have found in the pump business that simply wraping the union with good electrical tape considerably reduces the reation time.

    in reply to: Plumbing Supply/Marketing Question #295468

    You will want to target the suppliers more than the plumbers. If the suppliers do not have it the plumbers cannot get it. Trade magazines and trade shows. Usually the supplier will run specials to get a product going.

    in reply to: Foul bathroom smell #295411

    pour bleach down all of the drains, see if this helps



    Aquaman
    Water Treatment Specialist

    in reply to: My water is I beleave siefining back down my well. #295414

    You can install a check valve right before the pressure tank. IT WOULD BE ADVISABLE to find out where the water is draining. You could have a leak in the supply pipe that feeds the house. If this is the case every time the pump goes off contaminates can enter the system.

    1. Check valve at the pump is failing
    2. Pin hole or crack in drop pipe
    3. Leak in supply pipe
    4. Water logged bladder tank

    Hope this helps



    Aquaman
    Water Treatment Specialist

    in reply to: Installing a water line to boat dock #295347

    I am going by our code here, You always have to check the codes in your area. Common practice to lay electrical with supply pipe to house in same ditch. Code also states you have to keep the pipe from freezing, ( bury below frost line) If there is no danger of frost why would you install below frost line? I don’t mean to anger anyone here, just giving an opinion. I do work with codes.

    in reply to: Installing a water line to boat dock #295345

    If the application is in a non-freeze area, you can use 160 psi pressure pipe and do it your self. It can be buried in the same trench.

    If it is in a freeze zone you can use PEX piping, which can tolerate freezing. It can still go in the same trench, it would help if you blew out the lines in the fall. It would also help if a plumber did this as he would have the crimping tool for PEX tubing. You can buy crimping tools now for around $65.00.



    Aquaman
    Water Treatment Specialist

    in reply to: bad well water odor #295322

    Testing the water for bact. is always a good idea, but not all bact. are a health risk. Most slime and odor causing bact. are just a nuisance. They do harbor coliform bact. The slime formers are great at building protective housing to prevent the chlorine from working.
    When you cannot control the bact. from generating the smell continuous biocide treatment works best.

    in reply to: broken shower pipe #295335

    Use the access door behind the shower to remove the pipe down to the shower valve. Replace it with new pipe. You can also use an easy out if you do not have an access door. You should have an access door or make one.



    Aquaman
    Water Treatment Specialist

    in reply to: bad well water odor #295320

    The problem is most likely your pressure tank. The rubber harbors bact. When you sanitize and the smell comes right back the most likely cause is the tank. Replace the tank with a fiberglass tank, Sta-rite has a good tank with a better bladder that does not harbor bact as much.

    Also when sanitizing, it is better to sanitize the whole system not just the well.

    To correctly sanitize you need to make sure that you have a pH less than 7 but more than 5 closer to 5 the better. anything over 7 is not doing you much good. Using 100 gallons of water with a pH of 5.5 with 2 gallons of 12.5% Sodium Hydrochlorite will give good results. Use Milk Stone remover from any farm store to lower the pH.



    Aquaman
    Water Treatment Specialist

    in reply to: Submersible Well Pumps #295262

    Flotech is made by Sta-Rite, It can be purchased at most farm stores or Menard type lumber yards. Most of the submersible pumps will last 10 years or more. If you are having a problem with the pump clogging up with something it will not matter much how good a pump you have it will clog up also.

    A 120′ well is not that hard to pull. two men can do it easily with pipe wrenches. Use Sch 80 PVC with Sch 80 threaded couplings. Very easy to install back down the well, one pipe at a time 20′. Thousands installed across the USA. 1/2 hp 10 or 15 gpm pump.

    Dan



    Aquaman
    Water Treatment Specialist

    in reply to: 3 wire/4 wire well pump work around????? #295301

    The 4 wires are for the pump They can terminate at the well head, just ground the fourth wire to the well pipe. You still need 3 wires to the house.

    You can also buy a 2 wire 230 vlt pump. in some cases they are better than a 3 wire pump. When stuck they kick back and forth to freee themselves. 3 wire pumps do not.

    Dan



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