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The first thing you'll have to do is pull...

The first thing you'll have to do is pull everything that is part of the hand pump system out. There will most likely be galvanized pipe of 1",!-1/4", or 1-1/2" size. These will be coupled together...
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If the tank does turn out to be bad, check the...

If the tank does turn out to be bad, check the date code down near the bottom. Those tanks are warranteed for 5 years from mfg. date ( or from install date if a dealer installed it) Yours MAY still...
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I've installed several systems in ponds for...

I've installed several systems in ponds for livestock use but never for human consumption. The one thing that all of these systems have in common is that they are a nightmare to maintain. Alge, dirt,...
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Most tanks nowdays are shipped over-pressurized...

Most tanks nowdays are shipped over-pressurized so you can just let out enough air to make your pre-charge correct. A very over pressurized tank will act like a waterlogged one. I just ran into one...
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The noise you are hearing is most likely caused...

The noise you are hearing is most likely caused by a small hole in the bladder. When this happens, water will shoot up into the metal tank and cause the noise. If left alone. the water will keep...
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A little more info will help. Is this a jet pump...

A little more info will help. Is this a jet pump or a submersible? Depth of well? Age of pump? Does the pressure eventually build up to the normal cut-off point? If it does, then does it hold presure...
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If your drop pipe is black poly pipe, you might...

If your drop pipe is black poly pipe, you might be able to pull it by hand. If it is pvc sch 80 (20' lenghts, screwed together) It would be much safer to have a pro do it with a pump hoist truck or...
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Your pressure drop might be the "heat traps" on...

Your pressure drop might be the "heat traps" on the waterheater if it is so equipped. These are small plastic fittings installed in the inlet and outlet nipples of a water-heater. These are prone to...
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That happens alot in dry weather. It should...

That happens alot in dry weather. It should return to normal when the rains come again.
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It's time to go tank shopping. Sorry. BTW, try to...

It's time to go tank shopping. Sorry. BTW, try to resist the urge to buy the cheapest tank, you will get exactlly what you pay for. Look for Wel-X-Trol, Goulds, Challenger,Well-mate, if possible....
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Retention tanks are usually used with...

Retention tanks are usually used with chlorinators to allow the proper "contact time" for the chlorine to do it's job. They have nothing to do with the electric bill. Are you pumping out of a pond...
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Hi, Just look at your pressure tank setup. The...

Hi,
Just look at your pressure tank setup. The line from the pump/well should come in and go to the tank. The line leaving the tank going to the plumbing, is where the filter should go...NEVER...
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First, check the snifter valve (where you put air...

First, check the snifter valve (where you put air in) to make sure it's not leaking. If it's not the valve, then it's time to buy a tank..Sorry
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Most likely, the break is not the actual pitless...

Most likely, the break is not the actual pitless adapter but the pipe adapter that screws into it. This should be a relatively easy fix. It will make your job a lot easier if you make sure to dig a...
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The build-up could be laundry detergent. This...

The build-up could be laundry detergent. This happens more with the cheap stuff it seems.
Waterdoc
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Generally, it is better to keep a system as...

Generally, it is better to keep a system as simple as possible ( 1 pump, tank, etc) With an open storage tank you will have the added aggravation of a float switch and/or level cotrols to turn the...
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Why would you want to do this? If the existing...

Why would you want to do this? If the existing pump and tank are sized correctly and you have enough pressure and flow, then you shouldn't need anything else.
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If the line from the well where leaking, the pump...

If the line from the well where leaking, the pump system will turn on every so often even when you are not using any water.
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These pumps are usually very dependable...

These pumps are usually very dependable considering what they do. These pumps operate in a sump and are controlled by a float switch so they do not operate continuously. There will be a check valve...
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Is it possible that, while the pump wasn't...

Is it possible that, while the pump wasn't working and the pressure was down, an outside faucet was opened and the water siphoned from your water heater?
Waterdoc
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You don't say what's happening to the pumps (pump...

You don't say what's happening to the pumps (pump head locking up? motor burn-out? running but not pumping?) so it's kind of hard to diagnose from here. Start checking the obvious things like.......
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Almost forgot,....Check the tank press. with the...

Almost forgot,....Check the tank press. with the pump off and the tank drained
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Your problem is most likely the 1/4" pipe nipple...

Your problem is most likely the 1/4" pipe nipple that the pressure switch sits on. These nipples are famous for plugging up with grit, scale, rust, etc. Replace with a brass one. Also look in the...
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If it is an older well, it very well could be...

If it is an older well, it very well could be buried in the yard. These can be a bear to find sometimes. We use a utility line locator like the telephone co. uses. (a transmitter is attached to the...
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Sounds like you are on the right track. Look for...

Sounds like you are on the right track. Look for something lodged in the impeller.
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