Re: Water Well Questions
Great to see you posting! How is the little one doing? Well drilling typically runs about $8 to $10 per foot depending on the area and ground being drilled.
Your well driller will need to test the well for flow volume and then you should use a pump hp and capacity that will run upto but not readily exceed the capacity of the well recharge rate. Usually 1 hp is plenty.
I like having the pressure switch set at 60 psi turn off and 40 psi turn on for the well pump.
Insist on the Wellextrol WS-350 water pressure tank. It is the largest residential water tank you can get which holds 119 gallons. The pressure bladder can push out about 35 gallons without the help of the pump once fully pressurized. They cost about $500 more or less.
ABSOLUTELY insist on having a Franklin "Pump Tech" installed to protect the well pump in the event that it runs dry or picks up some debry. I just purchase one for about $140.
PVC case is fine but stainless is much stronger but more expensive and the best.
ABSOLUTELY insist that the installer use a "Pitless Adapter" to run the well water line from the casing underground to your pressure tank which should be inside in your basement, house, or garage if possible. When finished the well casing should be capped with NO pipes or wiring showing other than the electrical conduit on the side of the casing. The well casing cap is made so it will accomodate the conduit.
Now is the time to have your water tested to determine if you need a water softener, sediment tank, ROPU filter, house filter, or UV light filter. Best to get all of this done at once while the water system is being installed.
Since you are on a well, you should consider what type of water heaters you want. Typically, well water causes a LOT of mineral deposits in the water heater and a gas or electric tankless water heater is REAL nice instead.
Hope this is not TMI. If you need any more help, let me know. My brother inlaw is the regional manager for a very large well and pumping supply corporation and has been a wealth of info. for me as I am on a series of wells here at the ranch and my old home. Sells me stuff at great prices too! He drop ships it UPS to me.