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Old 10-03-08, 07:41 AM
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We recently moved into a new (to us) home and our well water has extremely low pressure.

Problem: The cold water seems to have better pressure then the hot water, but not the greatest.

What I have tried:
- Adjusting the valve next to the pressure gauge and the Red Jacket container. When turning the valve up and down it does not affect the pressure. The pressure gauge is also broke. It does not show and pressure and remains at 0.

Could it be the pressure gauge? I wouldnt think this would be the problem, but am not familiar with this type of setup.

Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 10-23-08, 02:05 PM
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I don't know if you have the same setup that I do, but after I bought all new hardware for my 10-year-old pressure tank, I found that the 1/4" nipple that ran to the pressure switch and the gauge was clogged with sediment. All it took was cleaning the crud out and everything has worked fine for the last year.
 
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Old 10-27-08, 07:19 AM
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The pressure gauge doesn't control anything. It merely tells you information (system pressure).
Replace the gauge so that you know what the actual pressure is, then you may be able to adjust the pressure switch (and adjust the precharge in the pressure tank) to improve pressure in the house.
Ron
 
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