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hi i am dan i can help you with this. do you know the hardness of the water and ph level? is it septic you have or city sewer?
ok depending on the hardness level in the water will determine if you need a softener system and if it is acidic it will need to have a neutralizer. as far as the iron that is really not much to worry about. the sulfer can be controlled with a charcoal filter canister and sand can be handled with a sediment filter.
generally there is just one pipe coming from the well to the pump and then from the pump to an expansion tank. What kind of filtration system does he plan on installing? if it has a drain for it most areas will allow it to be drained into the sanitary waste but some local codes may not allow that and that is the extra pipe he is referring to
the 6" pipe is the well casing. if it is a deep well over 40' it will have the pump inside that pipe at the bottom. if it is a shallow well the pump may be inside the house. from that pump there will be a tank in the house to act as storage from the well. from that tank is where any filtration will go and then branch off to the rest of the house. what may be done sometimes is once the pipe is in for the well a sample of the water is taken to determine the water qquality. from the sound of it it seems like you have fairly good water. if he is trying to sell you something extra get as many details as you can about what he is selling
if it is a new well it will have alot of sand in it from drilling but usually settles down in a few weeks. even if it is a shallow well it still requires a storage take to protect the pump and maintain water pressure.
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