Q-1: We have a 1.5hp, 230v well pump at around 360ft. I was in the pump roo m today and the pressure switch kicked in. There was a slight humming and n o pressure increase for about ten seconds. The humming suddenly got a littl e louder and the pressure started rising.
I have checked things as recommended on the Franklin control box sticker an d all measure OK.
Anyone care to offer ideas on what might be going on? Should we be saving u p for a $700 pump pull? Four well companies around here and they all seem t hink that's a fair price for two hours work. New pump about four years back for $1400!
Q-2: I am thinking of changing over to polypipe so we can lift and lower it ourselves. The pump has a stainless steel cable running down with the wire s so I am thinking I may be able to use that with an electric winch then ma n-handle the polypipe into a large coil as it comes out.
I believe the polypipe can handle the depth/pressure but all the well peopl e I talk to here want me to stay with the 21' or 25' lengths so they can ro b us blind pulling it I suspect. :)
Anyone care to offer some ideas on that? preferably from personal experienc e.
Q-3: Kenmore softener is not softening so I checked the resin. The containe r is near full of a sand-resin mix. The resin looks in god shape and about50-50 mix with the sand.
The bottom and top strainer baskets in the resin are not clogged as I can s iphon water out and pour it back in quite fast. Previous owner must had run it without filters, bummer. I can post a pic of the mix, but the little go ld balls look like they may still do some work. Or will they?
I have pulled it from the plumbing but the boss is not happy with the taste of real filtered water. LOL
Anyone care to leap in here?
Thank you all.