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Old 08-07-00, 10:11 AM
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I put in a new pump on my shallow well. While I am getting water it comes strong and then it stops, then comes on strong, etc. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 08-07-00, 01:19 PM
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Sounds like you need to adjust your pressure switch to raise the cut-off pressure to keep the pump from kicking on and off so much.
 
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Old 08-08-00, 09:28 AM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by OldGuy:
Sounds like you need to adjust your pressure switch to raise the cut-off pressure to keep the pump from kicking on and off so much.<HR>


Once it kicks on, the pump is on all of the time. The surging happens while the pump is running.
 
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Old 08-08-00, 07:59 PM
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Your pump is waterlogged. Drain your pressure tank and if you have a air bladder check the pressure and bring it to 1/2 of the pump cutoff pressure. If that doesn't work, repost and we will look at it again.
 
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Old 08-08-00, 08:25 PM
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Hi. Sounds like you have a tank that is water logged. If you have a galvinized water tank they are bad about getting water logged. To fix your tank you need too look at the tank and you will find the outlet where your plumping comes out going to your house,look above that outlet and there should be a plug in another outlet . Take this plug out close your valve going to the house [this is to prevent draining the water out of your house..it might be a good idea to turn off your hot water heater to keep from burning up your elements]then open the valve coming out of your tank and drain completely. Put your plug in at top close...your valve at bottom. Turn your pump on and let tank fill. This should cure your water logged problem......p.s. don't forget to turn your pump off before you start. I might mention this ..you might try a tank with a bladder in it. You will find these give much better service and last much longer than gal. tanks. Good luck..charlie...
 
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