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Monday, October 17th 2016, 6:18am

old system

I just bought a house that has a well system. It appears as though it hasn't been active for a few years (missing pump, broken sprinkler heads,ect) I am totally ignorant about lawn watering systems, but I am a fairly competent DIY'r but I'm sure some of my questions will come across as dumb to the seasoned pros here. I have been reading a LOT the past couple days and have learned a few things. "IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE"....LOL
My questions are:
1. There isn't a pump, what determines the HP/GPM/pressure?
2. What type of pump is best?
3. What is the best way to test the system..can I temp. hook my city water and see what leaks and clogged heads?
this is the closest match I can find of the valve on my system.
Anti Siphon Valve


This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Wet_Boots" (Oct 17th 2016, 7:53am)


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Monday, October 17th 2016, 8:02am

A manual valve and a pump is a pretty low-tech combination. Was/is there a controller of any sort?

Any more details on the well? Shallow or deep? Well point?

You can try running city water through your antisyphon valve for a test to see what you have. You kind of have to take inventory and hope to learn what flow and pressure is needed to work the system.

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