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If you're happy with the 24-45 psi differential,...

If you're happy with the 24-45 psi differential, then make sure the pressure tank has 22 psi of air in it. Shut the system down and drain the tank completely before you set the air to 22 psi. That...
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Let's do first things first. Did you dewaterlog...

Let's do first things first.
Did you dewaterlog the non-bladder tank when you installed the new bladder tank? A waterlogged tank was probably the original problem.
Second, did you adjust the air in...
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Billie-Boy, I think you must be talking about...

Billie-Boy,
I think you must be talking about the pressure regulator, which is used when the pump is set up as a deep well pump. It's actually used to regulate the pressure of the water sent back to...
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You are correct, Vey. Actually, the switch can...

You are correct, Vey. Actually, the switch can stay where it is, but the sensing line could be moved down by the base of the tank and it wouldn't see the pressure wave that the switch sees from the...
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The pump is either sucking air, or the nozzle is...

The pump is either sucking air, or the nozzle is plugged up. If it's a shallow well jet, the nozzle will be located in the front of the pump. If it's a deep well jet, the nozzle will be down in the...
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Switching the voltage isn't going to help this...

Switching the voltage isn't going to help this situation. The pressure switch is seeing pressure waves when the pump starts up. The pressure spikes just enough to make the switch think it's reached...
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If you can't find the plug, install a ball valve...

If you can't find the plug, install a ball valve in the line (it's usually 1/4" tubing) and close the valve almost all the way off. This will dampen the pressure wave to the switch. I'm with Travis...
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Keep plenty of air circulating around the tank....

Keep plenty of air circulating around the tank. Use a fan, if necessary. Circulating air will help keep condensation from forming.
Ron
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If there is a checkvalve (or footvalve) on the...

If there is a checkvalve (or footvalve) on the pump suction line, you don't need the checkvalve between the pump and tank. That checkvalve may be causing the chatter at shutoff.
Anytime you can move...
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Although the well may overflow when you remove...

Although the well may overflow when you remove the cap, it stills sounds like the well cannot sustain the pump. In other words, the pump is overpumping the well and running out of water. A 2" pipe...
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It would be the same lift (plus a little friction...

It would be the same lift (plus a little friction loss). The lift is figured from where the water level in the well is, not the length of pipe. Nothing wrong with tying two wells together.
Ron
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The pump is either starving for water, or is...

The pump is either starving for water, or is sucking air on the suction side of the pump.
A Goulds J10S will deliver 23 gpm at 30 psi with a 10' suction lift. It would take a pretty good driven...
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The diaphragm switches I've seen require a "vent"...

The diaphragm switches I've seen require a "vent" to atmosphere. This vent commonly runs along the underside of the power cord and is noticeable if you look at the underside of the plug where the...
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There may be a problem with the packer, since...

There may be a problem with the packer, since both pumps are doing the same thing. I believe the packer has a nozzle in it that may be plugged up.
Above ground pumps can only lift water about 25...
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It takes 1 psi to lift water 2.31 feet. So if...

It takes 1 psi to lift water 2.31 feet. So if your vertical lift is 17 feet as you say, then it will take about 8 psi to lift water that high. Horizontal runs need to be taken into account too,...
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The leathers thing may be a packer. The packer is...

The leathers thing may be a packer. The packer is down in the well and allows water to be pumped from greater depths than a standard jet pump can normally pump from.
If the factory winding...
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When you replaced the deep well pump, did you...

When you replaced the deep well pump, did you also replace the deep well ejector (the part down in the well)? There's also a footvalve down there that may need to be replaced.
The ejector has a...
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Did you change the deep well ejector down in the...

Did you change the deep well ejector down in the hole when you installed the new pump?
Deep well jets come with the ejector sized to fit the pump. An ejector for a 1/2 hp pump is not the same as...
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Make sure that the wires from the breaker go on...

Make sure that the wires from the breaker go on the two OUTSIDE terminals and the motor wires go to the two INSIDE terminals on the pressure switch. Most motors will run on either 115V or 230V. Make...
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The plastic impeller on a Sears pump (as well as...

The plastic impeller on a Sears pump (as well as many others) are notorious for warping should the pump run a little while without enough water in it. Many times, it doesn't have to warp much before...
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Since you're tied to city water, there should be...

Since you're tied to city water, there should be a checkvalve somewhere in the system. Could have been leaking back through this check.
Ron
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If the contacts open, but the pressure still...

If the contacts open, but the pressure still builds, then the pressure gauge is bad. There's no way the pressure will build when the pump is off. Replace the gauge, then......
Drain the tank and...
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If the pressure in the tank is dropping, with the...

If the pressure in the tank is dropping, with the valve to the house closed, then you must have a leak or bad checkvalve in the system.
You didn't say whether this is a submersible system, or above...
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Is that the end cap on the motor? If so, that's...

Is that the end cap on the motor? If so, that's probably an A.O. Smith motor. Just about anybody who deals in pumps probably has an old motor laying around you could get an end cap from pretty cheap....
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Eighteen years is a good life for a pump and...

Eighteen years is a good life for a pump and motor. It sounds like you have a two wire pump/motor, which means that everything (capacitors, etc.) are in the pump motor rather than a control box....
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