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Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on October 3, 2007, 12:36 am
 
On Mon, 01 Oct 2007 12:59:31 -0700, bscallywag



How did you measure the well pump's consumption? It's not uncommon for
them to be cycling unnecessarily due to leaks or bad check valves, and
if you're not paying close attention a running submersible is pretty
much silent. Booster pumps can also run when they shouldn't but that's
usually obvious. Even a half-horse submersible running 50% of the time
could waste 400kWh per month.

Wayne

Posted by Jim on October 3, 2007, 4:14 pm
 


    Key phrase to me is 'water processing'.
    Exactly what does this entail?



Posted by bscallywag on October 3, 2007, 7:39 pm
 
Well goes through UV filter to low volume pressure tank, water
softener then osmotic filter. Waste gets collected and discharged.
The good stuff goes to a high volume pressure tank which we drink.

The toilets and outside taps are on the 'grey' water side.

I am told ( by more than one source ) that the water softener is there
to reduce scaling on the HP pump on the osmotic filter.

You had to ask didn't you.

Brian


Posted by Jim on October 4, 2007, 6:05 pm
     All that conservation costs something, doesn't it?!



Posted by bscallywag on October 3, 2007, 8:06 pm
 
Well goes through UV filter to low volume pressure tank, water
softener then osmotic filter. Waste gets collected and discharged.
The good stuff goes to a high volume pressure tank which we drink.

The toilets and outside taps are on the 'grey' water side.

I am told ( by more than one source ) that the water softener is there
to reduce scaling on the HP pump on the osmotic filter.

You had to ask didn't you.

Brian


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