pressure problem


Old 10-04-07, 09:02 PM
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pressure problem

live on farm with a well, about 35 deep from foot value to pump. installed a new shallow jet pump about 3 months ago. worked fine till now. pressure will not climb to point of pressure switch shutting off pump - pressure mounts till 35 psi, pump continue to run. If i open a tap, can hear pump pushing through more water, pressure drops somewhat but not too low. I have both a galvanized tank and a bladder tank on system (galvaized tank is not water logged and bladder is holding its air). So a little puzzelled. any ideas before I start tearing the thing apart?
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Old 10-04-07, 09:13 PM
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Have you checked if you have water there at 35 ft ??
Old 10-05-07, 05:43 AM
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I have seen this problem when the orifice in the jet gets a chunk of dirt in it. Could be a small pebble, stick or chunk of rust.

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