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Well Winterization

Hi,

I need to winterize a property that has a well. The HUD documents say
  1. Turn power off, disconnect plumbing on house side of the pressure tank – may involve some work, but OK
  2. Install hose bib on pressure tank side & label “For water testing”– involves work, but OK
  3. Winterize submersible pump – disconnect check valve, pump, suction & discharge pipes – makes no sense
Out here in the Sierra mountains, this involves a bit of work since most don't have unions nor hose bibs. What have you been charging & what about the bladders (pressure tanks) & booster pumps

When I talk with the Property Management company they think I'm crazy raising the issue with the extras.

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Turn the pressure down to 40 or 50 and blow out the system from the pressure tank.

This empties the tank and eliminates the need for the "water testing" fittings.

Who ever wrote this has little understanding of how a submersible pump operates.
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Winterize submersible pump – disconnect check valve, pump, suction & discharge pipes

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Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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Thanks. The extract was from the HUD document & the Property Managements requirements. Out here, there is a check valve between the well head & water storage tank. Then another check valve between the tank & booster pump

This is what their client wants

Well Water Supply
Turn off well at the breaker and tape switch in off position
Disconnect the water supply between the property and pressure tank
Install a hose bib on pressure tank side of the breaker
Tag bib with "For Water Testing"
Photo documentation of all the above

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