Shallow Well Pump Continuously Cycles

Old 06-29-05, 06:43 PM
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Shallow Well Pump Continuously Cycles

I Have A 30/50 Craftsman Tank With A 1/2 Hp Pump. There Has Been A Significant Drop In Water Pressure And At Times We Have Had No Water. When Water Is Being Supplied The Pump Continously Cycles On And Off. I Have Disconnected The Pump And Opened The Faucets Until The System Was Drained. I Then Used A Pressure Gauge To Check The Bladder Pressure. It Read 0. I Then Used A Compressor And Placed Air In The Bladder. The Highest I Could Get It To Read Was 20 Psi And Then Watched As The Pressure Dropped Back To Zero. Is This A Burst Bladder? If So, Is It Worth Replacing Or Is It More Effective To Get A Complete New Tank And Bladder? If Not The Bladder, What Else Could Be Causing The Problem? Thanks
Old 06-29-05, 07:48 PM
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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.
Old 06-30-05, 09:37 AM
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Thanks Waterdoc. I Thought That Might Be My Solution And Didn't Want To Be Shotgunning It. Now I Know What I Have To Do.

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