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Chapter 1 T YPES OF WELLS 1 Dug Wells 1 Shallow Wells 2 Drilled Wells 3 Driven Wells 4 Jetted Wells 5 Alternative Water Sources 5 Recovery Rate 5 Water Storage Tanks 6 Chapter 2 T YPES OF WELL PUMPS 9 Booster Pumps 9 Simple Pump Choices 9 Shallow-Well Jet Pumps 10 Deep-Well Jet Pumps 10 Submersible Pumps 11 A Rule-of-Thumb 11 Cost 11 Chapter 3 PUMP SELECTION 13 Refresher Course 13 Friction Loss 14 Minimum Water Requirements 17 How Deep Is the Water In the Well? 17 Recovery Rate 27 Water Pressure 27 Planning for Future Use Conditions 31 Summary 31 Chapter 4 WELL PRESURE TANKS 33 Stand Models 40 In-Line Models 40 Pump Stand Models 41 Underground Models 41 How Does a Diaphragm Pressure Tank Work? 42 Pressure Tank Capacity 43 A Preinstallation Process 46 Mounting a Pressure Tank 46 Positioning In-Line Tanks 47 Mounting a Pump Stand Model 47 Mounting a Vertical Stand-Model Pressure Tank 49 Underground Well Pressure Tanks 51 Manifold Installations 52 Fine-Tuning Your Installation 52 Chapter 5 WELL PIPING CHOICES 57 Polyethylene Pipe (PE) 57 Copper 59 Cross-linked Polybutylene (PEX) 59 Which Pipe? 60 Piping Specifications 61 Some Installation Pointers 62 Chapter 6 WELL SYSTEM COMPONENTS 61 Major Components 66 Check Valves 66 Gate Valves 66 Foot Valves 67 Relief Valves 68 Pressure Gauges 68 Pressure Switches 68 Boiler Drains 69 Torque Arrestors 69 Pitless Adapters 69 Tail Pipes 70 Well Rope 70 Tank Tees 71 Unions 71 Electrical Devices 71 Chapter 7 E LECTRICAL FACTS AND FIGURES 71 Manufacturer?s Recommendations 82 Connecting the Pressure Switch 83 Wiring for Submersible Pumps 86 Chapter 8 JET PUMP INSTALLATIONS 89 New Installation of a Shallow-Well Jet Pump 92 Replacing a Shallow-Well Jet Pump 95 The Installation of a Deep-Well Jet Pump 96 Chapter 9 SUBMERSIBLE PUMP INSTALLATION 101 Pitless Adapter 102 Connecting a Drop Pipe to a Submersible Pump 102 Wiring the Pump 103 Connecting the Drop Pipe to the Pitless Adapter 104 Lowering the Pump 105 Connecting Wires at the Wellhead 107 Inside the Foundation 107 Chapter 10 BOOSTER PUMPS 109 General Information 109 Sizing Booster Pumps 110 Installation Diagrams 112 Chapter 11 WATER QUALITY 119 Noticeable Problems 120 Naturally Occurring Pollutants 121 Microorganisms 122 Radionuclides 122 Nitrates and Nitrites 122 Heavy Metals 122 Fluoride 123 Human Activity 123 Chapter 12 T ROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIRS 125 General Information 126 Problems and Solutions 135 Electrical Instructions 142 Typical Wiring Diagrams 152 More Electrical Testing 154 Appendix: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES 161 Well FAQ 161 Well Maintenance 165 Well Treatment 166 Well Testing 167 Water-Related Diseases and Contaminants in Private Wells 171 Private Well Water and Fluoride 173 Resources 177

About the Author

Roger D. Woodson is one of the most published writers of books for the plumbing professional. He is a master plumber with thirty years of experience, and his credentials are well established in both the plumbing and publishing industries.

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