air in pipes after power outage

Old 06-23-10, 05:38 AM
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air in pipes after power outage

i have a 400 foot well with submerged pump serving my three bath home. last night the power went off for an hour. for the very first time in over 20 years, we had lots of air to purge, most from the upstairs faucets, when the power came back on. what has happened? was this a fluke, or has something failed? do you have any troubleshooting ideas?
Old 06-24-10, 11:52 PM
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If anyone opened faucets while the power was off (especially one downstairs & upstairs at the same time) the water was drained out of the water piping & replace with air. Flushing toilets may have had the same effect.

I don't think it's anything to worry about.

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