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It sounds as though the tank is water logged...

It sounds as though the tank is water logged causing the pump to cycle. This increases the electric bill and wears out the pump. Check out the air in the tank when the pump is turned off and the...
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Adding a check valve in the line is a temporary...

Adding a check valve in the line is a temporary patch. The best solution is to pull the pump, check the drop pipe for holes and leaks, and replace the check valve on the pump.
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When winterizing, cut off the power to the...

When winterizing, cut off the power to the submersible pump and drain everything above ground. When using it again turn off all drain valves and faucets , then turn on the power to the pump and...
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Porky here!

I don't mind assisting you at all. If you are getting crooked holes using a DHH and stabalizer you are in a problem area.

Cable tool drilling is still the preferred method for fractured and...
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Plumber wasn't a Certified Pump installer!

Plumbers should stick to what they do best. . . plumbing unless they are properly trained in well drilling and pump installation.

The liner that the well driller/pump installer wanted was for...
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plumbingods is right!

Be sure to note before you anything, the exact cut in (cut-on) pressure of your pump because some people have adjusted their pressure switches and will not be exactly as stated on the cover of the...
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Pumpman is right!

Pumps don't build pressure, the Jet does. If the jet has been in for some time the nozzle could be washed out or as Pumpman says, has something in it. I suggest you replace the nozzle or the jet...
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Cycling!

The simplest and best solution is to install a "Cycle Stop Valve" between the pump and tank. Then set your pressure switch back to 30-50 or 40-60psi.

You will have to relocate the small 1/4" line...
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4 second cycling!

4 second cycling tells me that you need to replace the tank! If you want a constant pressure (like city water pressure) install a "Cycle Stop Valve". This valve can be installed anywhere between the...
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Check Valve!

By your description, the check valve should not be between the pump and tank. More than likely the pressure switch has a small line going to the side of the pump. With the check valve between the...
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Well Drilling and Pump Teacher and Consultant

I'm a Master Ground Water Consultant (MGWC). In 1983 I was the 4th person to be MGWC certified by the National Ground Water Association. Today there are only 85 in the world. I live in Virginia. I...
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Smile Again Plumbingods is right!

360' is heavy but you can do it but it's not easy without a pump puller. Once you start it's hard to stop until it's out. I suggest you rent one if possible!

It's not absolutely necessary but most...
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HJ50D is a 1/2 hp Convertable Jet Pump

plumbingods is exactly right, Replacing a jet pump is not too hard (most of the time)! The pump you have is a Convertible Jet pump meaning it can be hooked up as a shallow well pump with the jet...
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Everyone is a consultant when it's your problem!

Have the water tested at the pump. If taking a sample to a testing lab call the lab first for proper instructions.

If you do have sulfur look up http://www.amtrol.com/odoroxid.htm for a system to...
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It could be a leak or the tank is losing air!

Pumpman is right, It could be a leak or the tank is losing air. There is a way to check the tank but if it's 6 plus years old I'd just replace it first. It is likely that it will cycle while drawing...
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You may have a leak in the suction line!

You may have a leak in the suction line or the check valve could be leaking back. If this is a sprinkler pump (a pump without a pressure switch) it is probably just loosing it's prime between uses....
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Almost any Brand is OK!

Unless you test the well for flow first, I would replace the old pump with 1/2 hp and no more than a 3/4 hp. The pressure switch is usually set at 20/40 but you can increase that by turning the long...
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Submersible pump

Be sure to chlorinate the well by pouring in at least 2 gallons of Chlorox or better yet some Shock-HTH with 5 to 10 gallons of water. As plumbingods says I would reinstall the pump with 1-1/4" or...
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Well may be plugged or filled in.

I suggest you disconnect the pump and run a garden hose in the well and hook the other end to a faucet or another pump and wash the well out to the bottom. Be sure to measure the depth at start and...
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Nope!

Even though jet pumps are supposed to lift water 35 feet at sea level, once the static level is 18 feet it becomes a problem. A larger pump or an irrigation pump won't help. I suspect the well is...
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Low Volume Well!

(1) A low volume well appears to be your main problem.
(2) I don't like VFD pumps as you have for low volume wells.
(3) Your 2 gpm well would be a fairly easy fix if you had the space for a large...
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What settles in the commode tank?

Check the tank on the commode, what's in it?

If its rust that's something else, if it's a small amount of sand you can place a filter as a patch.

If it's a large amount of sand you can put a...
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Low Volume Wells

Over the years I have drilled in areas of the world where water wells provide dependable but very low yields. I have come up with a simple design where home owners can get by with these wells of low...
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No there's problem with a larger tank except!

A larger tank cost much more and takes up space. Amtrol makes many tanks but I prefer their Well-X-Trol tanks.

Pumps are designed to run not to cycle. Each cycle of a pump is like putting mileage...
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Serious problem!

You have a serious problem but not an impossible task! First be very careful there's probably an electric wire running beside the pipe. Don't cut or even skin that wire because you'll have a more...
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