water well

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Old 04-29-03, 03:31 PM
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I have a water well and very often the water lines in my home get air in them. Our water table is up so I don't think my well is going dry. I turn off the well pump and bleed out the air in the tank and re-start the pump and this seems to help for a while. But in a couple of weeks it starts doing it again. My tank does not have a bladder in it. Any help greatly arrpeciated.
 
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Old 04-29-03, 03:37 PM
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You may have a leak on the suction (well) side of your pump, or you may need a new air volume control.
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Old 04-30-03, 10:35 AM
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As Mike stated, if you're pump is above ground, you could have a leak on the suction line. Even a small leak will introduce air into the system.
If you have a submersible pump, you could have a bad checkvalve in the well, or a hole in the drop pipe.
As you've already realized, the water level in the well may be too low for the pump pick-up point, allowing air to be introduced into the system here also.
I think that the fact that draining the tank helps for a couple of weeks is an indication that the air is slowly being introduced into the system. Makes me think that a small suction leak is responsible.
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