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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
<pre wrap="">"Mike Schloss" <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E"
href="mailto:schloss_NO_S_P_A_M firstname.lastname@example.org"><schloss_NO_S_P_A_M email@example.com></a>
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<pre wrap="">1) Could anyone make a recommendation for a new pump? 220V >8gpd
I can do simple plumbing and electrical tasks myself. Any reason not
to do this myself?
Check out specw of pumps at places like <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href="http://www.mcmaster.com ">www.mcmaster.com</a> or <a
or your local plumbing supply. I think you want 8 gpm, not gpd. 80 psi is
about right for what you are doing as there will be losses on the other end.
I'll check those out. Thanks. And I think that I do want 8gpd and not
is the chemical feed pump. The well pump does the "heavy lifting".
just injects the chemical solution while the well pump is running.
Again, this is a<br>
replacement for an existing 8gpd pump that is non-functional.<br>
<pre wrap="">2) Soda Ash seems a poor choice for reducing the pH. The stuff that
get in the 50lb sacks seems to have a fair amount of insoluble crud
that collects at the bottom of the tank and makes it difficult to
stir. Wouldn't sodium hydroxide (lye) be a better choice. I know
that I need to be (more) careful with this (goggles and maybe gloves
I treat industrial boilers with sodium hydroxide. No way am I going to
introduce it into my home water system. It is very caustic even in dilute
forms. I don't know if soda ash is a good choice or not.
Sodium Hydoroxide is a lot more caustic than Soda Ash. All this means
I can mix up a fixed amount of chemical solution with a higher pH and
pump at a lower setting resulting in less frequent refills. I
understand that I need<br>
to be more careful when mixing. My water is acidic. I can add a lot
of a weak<br>
base or a lesser amount of a stronger base. The end product should be
neutral before it exits the pressure tank (closer to neutral than it is
I also supect that I will be dealing with less insoluble crud with lye
soda ash. Or perhaps not. That is why I am asking...<br>