Excess air to purge??


Old 02-13-05, 05:43 PM
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Excess air to purge??

I have a deep well pump (say 200 feet) and Ambitrol holding tank.

I repaired a small leak in the pipe between the pump and the tank - upstream of the check valve (which is just before the Ambitrol tank). When it was leaking - water came out when the pump ran but after the pump cycled off - air was sucked into the pipe. So then the next time the pump started up again as we were using water we got a lot of spitting and sputtering as the air that had leaked in made its way through the house.

My question: Now that I repaired the leak do I just start up the pump?? I was wondering if I don't - after 3 weeks of leakes - have a lot of air in the tank that I need to purge? If so - how do I do it?? Will running a faucet purge it?

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Old 02-14-05, 11:53 AM
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Hi learning2,
- the simplest way is to drain the tank with pump off. When it's empty, check air pressure at top nipple, should be 28 psi. Now turn on pump and all should be normal. It may take a while to vent air out of the top faucets in the house.

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