bladder tank empty


Old 04-20-03, 07:41 AM
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bladder tank empty

Water pump would not shut off, (pretty old - 30 yrs.+), replaced it. Bladder tank at 28 psi - water pump 30/50. Worked great last night - today - no water. Water pump pressure at 5 - sound like no water in bladder tank. What did I do wrong?
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Old 04-20-03, 11:08 AM
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The air pressure in the bladder tank is correct.
With the water pressure off of the system, the air bladder should be two psi below the 30 psi cut-on pressure.
Sounds like you may have lost prime and /or you have a leak on the suction (well) side of the pump.
See for more information. this is Ron Peeks' site, and he is the resident wells-and-pumps expert.
Good Luck!
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