Submersible Pump - How do we maintain it?

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Old 09-09-04, 01:01 PM
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Question Submersible Pump - How do we maintain it?

Our well is located about 75 feet from our house and it has a (replacement) submersible pump that was installed in December 1998. The pump is located outside, at the well-head that is under an old farm-type wind mill. We know nothing, but would like to know something, about how a submersible pump works.

We need some specific information on when and how to recharge the air pressure. Some questions that come to mind are
1. Do we need to shut off the pump before we recharge it?
2. A water-hydrant is located about six feet from the well-head. Should this be opened when we recharge the air pressure?
3. If so, should it remain open until air comes out?

Again, we really do need some specific instructions regarding the air pressure pump-up process.
 
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Old 09-09-04, 03:23 PM
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If your tank has a bladder then you should not need to recharge the tank.
If your tank has no bladder then it might need to be recharged. Some tank have auto air level controls built into them.
If it is just a tank with water and air then you will need to pump some air in once in while. When the pump starts going on and off often with water use then you need to add air.
The best way to add air is with a small compressor.
To answer your questions
1. Yes
2. depends how much air you need to add and how much pressure is currently in the system. eg. If you have a 20/40 system and the pressure currently at 20 then you probably get enough air by just pumping it up to 40 with the compressor.
3. That will work and will get the maximun air head into the tank.
 
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