Dietrich Idaho Water Project 07-22-2014. Replace turbine pump shaft bearings.
07-22-2014 Dietrich Idaho Water Project. Replace turbine pump shaft bearings.
8:00-5:30: 8:00: Randy showed up, 9:00: John & helper disconnected power to the prelube solenoid & pump motor so pump & motor could be removed,
9:30: Jake showed up,
10:00: Showed Randy error for generator,
10:00: Keys to generator turned up missing,
10:30: Jake left,
1:00: Dean, Trevor, & younger helper showed up, removed motor, removed well-pump sections inspecting bearings,
10 bearings were inspected:
1. Bearing was melted, pitted and appeared to have been hot.
2. Bearing was melted, pitted and appeared to have been hot.
3. Bearing was missing pieces, melted, pitted and appeared to have been hot.
4. Bearing was missing pieces, falling apart, melted, pitted and appeared to have been hot.
5. Bearing was missing from bearing carrier altogether.
6. Bearing was melted, pitted and appeared to have been hot.
7. Bearing appeared to be in satisfactory condition.
8. Half the bearing was melted, pitted and appeared to have been hot.
9. Bearing appeared to be in satisfactory condition.
10. Bearing appeared to be in satisfactory condition.
Well pump #2 started & water shot out of open pipes in well-house, it was determined Nick Metcalf left 4" waste valve open when he removed 6" wafer check valve to clean, it was determined waste water from well #2 was pumped into well #1 during every cycle of pump #2,
bearings were removed from bearing carriers and replaced, well pump sections were reinstalled into well shaft, transmission funnel was fabricated at top of transducer conduit so transducer could be removed & replaced without removing pump discharge head, reinstalled motor,
4:45: John & helper reconnected power to the prelube solenoid & pump motor, prelube was set to run for 20 minutes prior to pump starting,
5:15: test run well pump #1, system appears to operate satisfactorily, 5:30:
Leave site.