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Hello everyone, hoping someone can help me with this thing. I have a well on the property. There is currently no electric to the property so getting it up and going is not possible right now. However I am hoping someone can tell me the steps involved in getting this thing working. I do not know anything about this pump or how to get it running. I assume I will need some sort of on and off switch. I also assume there is a water line that is buried somewhere under the old foundation pad. I am hoping I can get electric soon, throw a switch on and then wait to find the line once there is a good mud puddle. Am I way off track? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I would try disconnecting both sides before firing it up. If it does spin, too much back pressure can burn out the motor. I've had to replace a submersible well pump because the above ground pipe froze (shoulda' been buried).
 
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Electricity to simply see if it works. I think a normal install involves a pressure switch with turns it on and off as needed. A pressure tank is next in line. After that it is distributed to where needed (faucet, commode, etc)
 
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Thanks Tim and Wayne. Wayne, is the pressure switch something that is on the pump or where would I install it? I am wondering what I need to do to hook this up to a camper. Will I need a pressure tank separate from my camper or can I just find the water line, put a hose end on it and screw it straight to the camper?
 
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With a camper, I'm sure you could use just the pressure switch to turn it on/off. I forgot a back flow  preventer.  It would go before the pressure switch, or all the pressure would go back down the hole. It would constantly cycle on and off.

The pressure tank stores a volume of water under pressure. It smooths out the flow. In a camper w limited water use, it may not be needed.
 
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A couple sites I found helpful when I was loking into our well troubles.
http://inspectapedia.com/water/Water_Pump_Repair_Guide.php
http://www.envisupply.com/pumps/submersible-pumps-troubleshooting.htm
Oh. And I'm not a expert.
 
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