well water and air


Old 10-28-02, 06:15 PM
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well water and air

Have air in water line and pipes..Well repair told me it is caused by air in the water that is being pumped from the well.. states that I will need a device to remove bubbles from the water..True?
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Old 10-29-02, 05:14 AM
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Yes. The "device" is called a faucet.
The air should not be in the lines unless there is a leak in the pressure tank bladder (replace it, if so) or a leak on the suction (well) side of the pump (repair, if necessary)
Correct any leak problem, and just run the water until the air is all out of the lines.
You can do a search above on wells and pumps for more info. Also, visit www.peekspump.com and www.jessstryker.com for excellent tutorials on wells and pumps.
Good Luck!
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To clear the air problem, turn off the pump. Turn on any faucet and let it run until nothing comes out even the air. If your tank is air bound then you will get some water and then air will start blowing out. Let it all blow out and then restart the pump. There are pressure tanks you can get that have built in air controls. There is a float in the tank that will bleed the air if the air bubble gets too large. There is a specific name for this system but I can't think of it right now.
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Well water and air

Air will enter the system, too, if the pump inlet (submersible pump)or footvalve (shallow or deep well jetpump) is not sufficiently below the water level of the well. Be sure that this isn't a problem and then try OldGuy's recommendation.
Unfortunately, some wells are "gassy" naturally and you may find it a recurring problem.
Good luck,
Ron Peeks
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