Most of the country has been mapped out as to the altitude. I can get on
the county tax map and get contour lines and satalite pix of the house I
See if your county web page has a GIS map program .
Some, maybe all or most all of the GPS units will have a screen where the
altitude can be read. It does not seem to be near as accurate as the
Years ago I ordered from the government some maps that had the contour lines
on it. The local library may have some, or a small local airport may be
able to help with the maps.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:16:34 AM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You don't have a USGS topo map of your place?
Actually, there are web sites to do that. I just googled
for "find the elevation", google suggested "find the elevation
of my house", and a number of promising links were returned.
My house is at 827 feet.
On Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:52:23 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
Thanks for the suggestion. The google one says my house is at 490
feet, but all the maps put my house on a street 2 blocks up the hill,
so I'm probably at 470. My friend 10 miles away is at 560. I
thought she'd be higher, so I have to update my impression of the
On Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:40:05 PM UTC-4, Micky wrote:
If you don't have a smart phone, borrow one. There are free elevation apps
that use GPS and/or location. Even if they aren't 100% accurate as far as
true elevation, hopefully any error is consistent when used to find the
*difference* between the elevation of 2 locations.
For more confidence, download multiple free apps and use them all. Hopefully
the differences between the 2 locations will be the same.
In other words, if x1-y1 (from app1) and x2-y2 (from app2) both equal z, you
can be fairly confident that the difference in elevation is a usable value.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:01:19 AM UTC-4, mike wrote:
That isn't true. At some given pressure and some hose length, the
friction of the hose is great enough that the water effectively
forms a plug and the pressure will be X at the source end and 0 at
the far end.
When the water is not moving. When it is moving pressure is lower at
the far end. Same as with electricity. E = IR, where I = flow, R resistance (which he should be able to measure with his seven 350-foot
hoses) and E = pressure.
That raises an interesting question. When the water is only a foot
from the supply, it hasn't run into much friction, but the flow is the
same as the water that's 16 miles from the supply. Almost like it
sent scouts ahead and found out about all the friction along the way.
The water at the far end of the hose is slowed down by excessive friction.
The water near the beginning of the hose is slowed down by the hose
being blocked (by the slow water at the far end).
Does that make sense?
I don't know if you're posting a serious problem, looking for a real solution, but I'll take a chance and give you a possible solution that will probably fix the problem.
In the control box is a black capacitor called the start capacitor. Have your friend turn off the power at the breaker, take out the capacitor, take it to a water well company, or Home Depot and buy another one. The one he gets may or may not look exactly alike, but will probably work. Put in the new one, turn on the power and see if it works. I bet it will.
I've seen start capacitors that were half the original size that worked, and vice versa. They're usually around $25.00 dollars. You can get replacements on eBay for less but you have to wait for shipping.
The silver capacitor is called the run capacitor. When the pump starts, but won't continue to run after an indefinite period of time, it needs to be replaced.
On Mon, 21 Mar 2016 22:55:34 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
The thing you should have told us is how deep is the well.
If it is 50-60 feet, pulling the pump is doable for a couple of guys.
Much deeper than that and you need a machine or really big guys.
You can make it a whole lot easier if you snake an air hose down the
pipe and blow as much water out as you can. Then 80 might not be that
hard. Hope they put a rope on the pump.
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