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    Default Another - Anyone Know What This Thing Is?

    This doohickey was on the supply line from a well. No other information was visible. I have never seen one before.

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    Default Re: Another - Anyone Know What This Thing Is?

    I had never seen one till I saw this one. But I know what it is. It is a valve on a well water line.

    You can set the valve by degrees to reduce flow. This way the pump, probably a submersible, can only deliver what you allow it to. Keeps the pump from sucking air where there is a slow recovery.

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    Default Re: Another - Anyone Know What This Thing Is?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    I had never seen one till I saw this one. But I know what it is. It is a valve on a well water line.

    You can set the valve by degrees to reduce flow. This way the pump, probably a submersible, can only deliver what you allow it to. Keeps the pump from sucking air where there is a slow recovery.
    Thanks! Now I know.

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    Default Re: Another - Anyone Know What This Thing Is?

    It obviously allows one to adjust the angle of the water coming out of the pipe!

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    Default Re: Another - Anyone Know What This Thing Is?

    If there is significant sediment in the well, it can be avoided by limiting the flowrate from the well. I have used this technique on a personal well, which will pump 12 gpm with lots of sediment, or pretty clean water at 2 gpm.


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    Default Re: Another - Anyone Know What This Thing Is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Bostick View Post
    It obviously allows one to adjust the angle of the water coming out of the pipe!
    I think I like your answer. It's obviously being used to avoid having to install so many elbows in the piping.


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