Ultimate Guide to Water Well Pumps and Systems--Article Index

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1. TYPES OF WELLS

  • DUG WELLS
  • SHALLOW WELLS
  • DRILLED WELLS
  • DRIVEN WELLS
  • JETTED WELLS
  • ALTERNATIVE WATER SOURCES
  • RECOVERY RATE
  • WATER STORAGE TANKS

2. TYPES OF WELL PUMPS

  • BOOSTER PUMPS
  • SIMPLE PUMP CHOICES
  • SHALLOW-WELL JET PUMPS
  • DEEP-WELL JET PUMPS
  • SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS
  • A RULE-OF-THUMB
  • COST

3. PUMP SELECTION

  • REFRESHER COURSE
  • FRICTION LOSS
  • MINIMUM WATER REQUIREMENTS
  • HOW DEEP IS THE WATER IN THE WELL?
  • RECOVERY RATE
  • WATER PRESSURE
  • PLANNING FOR FUTURE USE CONDITIONS
  • SUMMARY

4. WELL PRESSURE TANKS

  • STAND MODELS
  • IN-LINE MODELS
  • PUMP STAND MODELS
  • UNDERGROUND MODELS
  • HOW DOES A DIAPHRAGM PRESSURE TANK WORK?
  • PRESSURE TANK CAPACITY
  • A PREINSTALLATION PROCESS
  • MOUNTING A PRESSURE TANK
  • POSITIONING IN-LINE TANKS
  • MOUNTING A PUMP STAND MODEL
  • MOUNTING A VERTICAL STAND-MODEL PRESSURE TANK
  • UNDERGROUND WELL PRESSURE TANKS
  • MANIFOLD INSTALLATIONS
  • FINE-TUNING YOUR INSTALLATION

5. WELL PIPING CHOICES

  • POLYETHYLENE PIPE (PE)
  • COPPER
  • CROSS-LINKED POLYBUTYLENE (PEX)
  • WHICH PIPE?
  • PIPING SPECIFICATIONS
  • SOME INSTALLATION POINTERS

6. WELL SYSTEM COMPONENTS

  • MAJOR COMPONENTS
  • CHECK VALVES
  • GATE VALVES
  • FOOT VALVES
  • RELIEF VALVES
  • PRESSURE GAUGES
  • PRESSURE SWITCHES
  • BOILER DRAINS
  • TORQUE ARRESTORS
  • PITLESS ADAPTERS
  • TAIL PIPES
  • WELL ROPE
  • TANK TEES
  • UNIONS
  • ELECTRICAL DEVICES

7. ELECTRICAL FACTS + FIGURES

  • MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATIONS
  • CONNECTING THE PRESSURE SWITCH
  • WIRING FOR SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS

8. JET PUMP INSTALLATIONS

  • NEW INSTALLATION OF A SHALLOW-WELL JET PUMP
  • REPLACING A SHALLOW-WELL JET PUMP
  • THE INSTALLATION OF A DEEP-WELL JET PUMP

9. SUBMERSIBLE PUMP

  • INSTALLATION
  • PITLESS ADAPTER
  • CONNECTING A DROP PIPE TO A SUBMERSIBLE PUMP
  • WIRING THE PUMP
  • CONNECTING THE DROP PIPE TO THE PITLESS ADAPTER
  • LOWERING THE PUMP
  • CONNECTING WIRES AT THE WELLHEAD
  • INSIDE THE FOUNDATION

10. BOOSTER PUMPS

  • GENERAL INFORMATION
  • SIZING BOOSTER PUMPS
  • INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS

11. WATER QUALITY

  • NOTICEABLE PROBLEMS
  • NATURALLY OCCURRING POLLUTANTS
  • MICROORGANISMS
  • RADIONUCLIDES
  • NITRATES AND NITRITES
  • HEAVY METALS
  • FLUORIDE
  • HUMAN ACTIVITY

12. TROUBLESHOOTING + REPAIRS

  • GENERAL INFORMATION
  • PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
  • ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTIONS
  • TYPICAL WIRING DIAGRAMS
  • MORE ELECTRICAL TESTING

13. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION + RESOURCES

  • WELL FAQ
  • WELL MAINTENANCE
  • WELL TREATMENT
  • WELL TESTING
  • WATER-RELATED DISEASES AND CONTAMINANTS IN PRIVATE WELLS
  • PRIVATE WELL WATER AND FLUORIDE
  • RESOURCES
  • PUMP
  • WIRING THE PUMP
  • CONNECTING THE DROP PIPE TO THE PITLESS ADAPTER
  • LOWERING THE PUMP
  • CONNECTING WIRES AT THE WELLHEAD
  • INSIDE THE FOUNDATION
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