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Old 03-22-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Learn to use less water.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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So we now have a new 505ft well that according to the driller produces 3-5 GPM.

He said this means we don't need a cistern, but I'm very skeptical. I guess the 65 gal pressure tank & hot water system acts as a buffer. What do you guys think?

The pump is a Franklin Electric 1hp that uses a plastic impeller. He said a stainless impeller is more prone to damage from particles in the water.

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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Learn to use less water.
Sure, who cares about resale value, right?
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:39 AM
 
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So we now have a new 505ft well that according to the driller produces 3-5 GPM.

He said this means we don't need a cistern, but I'm very skeptical. I guess the 65 gal pressure tank & hot water system acts as a buffer. What do you guys think?

The pump is a Franklin Electric 1hp that uses a plastic impeller. He said a stainless impeller is more prone to damage from particles in the water.
What size is the casing????

5 inch or, larger I am sure it will be fine.

Remember the well is also storage.

What was the static water level??

We use Franklin pumps.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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It's a 6" casing, but I don't know the static water level yet.

I forgot that the casing acts as storage. By my calculations, that would be 246.7 gallons in the pipe.

So 246 in the pipe and another 65 in the pressure tank should cover most situations, even if the static level of the well is poor.

Thanks for the help!

Here's my link for calculating the volume in the well pipe

How to Measure Water Storage in a Well Pipe | eHow.com
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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It's a 6" casing, but I don't know the static water level yet.

I forgot that the casing acts as storage. By my calculations, that would be 246.7 gallons in the pipe.

So 246 in the pipe and another 65 in the pressure tank should cover most situations, even if the static level of the well is poor.

Thanks for the help!

Here's my link for calculating the volume in the well pipe

How to Measure Water Storage in a Well Pipe | eHow.com
Enjoy your new home and water system!!!!
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:13 PM
 
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Shouldnt be a problem really.

I have 1 GPM with a 500 ft well and only time i ran out of water is when i tried to fill the swimming pool up.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Around here the back roads are clogged with tank trucks carrying "Pool Water". Most home wells are not capable of filling a swimming pool.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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Glad there were good producing wells when I dairy farmed in Minnesota.


My neighbor had his 400ft well nearly give out in the early 80's.
He was going to sell off his herd of dairy cattle.


A water witcher came and found a strong vein across a road and about 100 ft in the field.


He has been watering over 300 head of cattle plus house for over 30 years now.
(his son now owns the farm and talks often how grateful they are to that water witcher who saved their dairy operation )


A witcher can't create water where there is none but many times finds strong veins when well drillers don't.
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