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I am a Water Well Driller and Water Pump technician. I own a business in Riverview, Fl. We repair motors and pumps in shop and in the field. We repair and replace submersible and jet pumps, galvanized and bladder tanks, and their controls. Water filtration is another one of our specialties.

Experience in the area

I started drilling and repairing wells and pumps with my dad in 1958 at the age of 13 years. I worked with him on weekends and in the summer when not in school. After graduating high school, I worked for my Dad until going into the Army in 1968. I spent three years in the Army then went back into the Well Drilling/Repair field.

Publications

Many Forums including my own. http://www.pumpsandtanks.com/forum

Education/Credentials

High school and a few courses after getting out of the Army. They were offered on the GI Bill.


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Recent Answers from Bob Tabor

2016-11-24 wiring to submersible well pump in conduit?:

Yes, I'm quite sure it was code in 84.  The black pipe your referring to is Poly pipe and is very good for underground use.  Nothing wrong with PVC conduit either, it should be grey in color though.  And

2016-11-23 wiring to submersible well pump in conduit?:

HI Mary,    I have lived in Florida for over 30 years and we don't bury much here.  When I lived in Michigan, we all buried the wire in poly pipe which was the same color and type as the water pipe.  It

2016-09-17 householdwater system:

Hi again Linda,    A lot of people think adding a tank will improve pressure.  It won't.  The 1/2" feedline is a problem.  3/4" would be much better in PVC.  Now, CPVC is smaller inside diameter than PVC

2016-09-17 householdwater system:

Hi Linda,    The low pressure could be from your pump not being large enough or even being set wrong.  It could also be a low yield well that just can't keep up with demand.      If your on a well I have

2016-04-18 40 vs 55:

I'm not a plumber, but there are several different shapes, sizes and brands of water heaters.  If your going to have a plumber do the job, have him measure to see if the larger one will fit.  Or he should

 

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