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PK1A Setup
« on: November 08, 2021, 12:29:09 PM »
I ordered a PK1A kit and it arrived about a half hour ago.  I saw a video on youtube on installation of the PK125.  It said that the 125 was designed to fit inside the well casing.  Is this also the case with the PK1A?  I am very much a novice to anything plumbing, mechanical, or electrical (unfortunately) and was hoping I could take the PK1A out of the box and put it EXACTLY where the existing tank (along with the switch, gauge, etc) were.  Please see attached pic. 

Is this do-able or is there more to installing this than that?  Thanks much for any advice.

Joe
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Re: PK1A Setup
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 08:10:20 AM »
As long as you do not have any hydrants or tees in the line before it gets to the pressure tank, the PK1A is what you need.  Here is a video showing the installation of the PK1A.

https://vimeo.com/248374386

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Re: PK1A Setup
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 02:18:12 PM »
Thank you for that.

I finally got it on.  With my grandson's help.  It took much longer than I expected and we had to make many trips to the local hardware stores.  Still have three real slow drips - one coming from the left side of the PK1A and another very slow drip coming out of the stem that holds the gauge and switch box.  And a third coming out of the plastic "hose" (where the water from the well comes into the house).  I have taken off all the parts off (where there's a leak) at least three times and re taped them and tightened them back up and still I can't get a perfect connection. 

I have two questions.  Is it ok to use Goop or another one of those plumber type leak-fixing materials where the drips are coming from?  I know once these types of materials are applied, there's no turning back.  Also, on the left side of the PK1A, concerning that black plastic hose (water flowing into house).  Is it ok to connect a better type of hose or tubing in where I can also use that crimping tool like we did with the 3/4" pvc pipe in the picture?  Currently, the way it's set up, the bands that are on the black plastic hose doesn't seem to be tight enough to stop the leaking completely. 

Thanks for any input.

Joe

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Re: PK1A Setup
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2021, 07:58:00 AM »
Yes you can use pipe dope over the Teflon tape.

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Re: PK1A Setup
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2021, 09:18:45 AM »
Thanks.  By the way, the PK1A performs just like you said it would.  The water pressure is amazing.

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Re: PK1A Setup
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2021, 04:12:50 PM »
Thank you!