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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by

Submersible Well Pump Sizing

How do I choose the right pump for my system? To size a pump correctly you will need to determine your required flow rate and the amount of lift required. Flow rate: The volume of water that travels through the pump in a given time (measured in gallons per minute or GPM). Lift: The amount of lift required is referred to as Total Dynamic Head (TDH). Determine Flow Rate: There are a number of different methods to determine the desired flow rate. The key to selecting the right size pump is to...

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Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 by

What Is My Static Water Level?

The static water level in a well is the depth of the water under normal conditions. It is best measured when a well has not been pumped for several hours. How Do I Measure My Static Water Level? I have outlined a few of the methods below. Electric Water Level SounderThe level sounder cable is lowered into the well until the signal device indicates that a closed circuit has occurred. The circuit closes when the probe and sensor at the end of the cable reaches water. Wetted TapeThis method is...

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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 by

How To Adjust a Pressure Switch

The starting and stopping of a well water pump is typically controlled by a pressure switch similar to the one shown below. The switch is preset with both the cut-on and cut-off pressure. The cut-on pressure is the low pressure that starts the pump and the cut-off pressure is the high pressure that turns off the pump. You may be looking to increase pressure for one of the following reasons: the preset range does not provide satisfactory pressure when the water reaches your home, your...

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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 by

Summer Home Maintenance Tips | Backyard Maintenance

Doesn’t it feel good to open your windows and let in the summer breeze? Right after you hear the first notes of birds chirping and feel the warmer temperatures through your windows, it’s time to make a spring checklist of any damages left by Old Man Winter. Homeowners will need to make some necessary repairs, so they can relax this summer. Follow our summer home maintenance tips below to make the most of the warmer temperatures.Check your guttersThe easiest way to check your gutter’s...

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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by

How to Check and Adjust Your Pressure Tank | R.C. Worst & Co.

If you have your own water well system you probably have a pressure tank. It is important to check it every so often to ensure that it is functioning properly. Note: It is important to turn off all power to the system and drain the system of any water pressure prior to checking your tank. You will depressurize your system by turning off the breaker to the pump and opening a faucet in your home. Leave the breaker off until you complete your check of the tank. Adjustments to a new tank should be...

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