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Old 08-20-09, 04:37 PM
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I posted about the pump ruuning every 5 minutes or so and it was sugested that maybe it was the valve down in the well. Had a guy who came highly recommended and sure enough it was that, but didn't have the money to fix so he put something on the line coming into the house into the pump to make the pump hold water. He said this will work and that the only problem might be some air in the lines but should always clear when using the water. I have been using the water and so far so good.

Just wondering though if this could cause more damage and is it really true this will work.

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Old 08-21-09, 07:00 AM
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It sounds like he put a check valve before the pump. If that is what he did, yes it will work for now.
You shouldn't get any air, IF there is not a leak before the check valve he put on.
That is not the best fix for what you have, but it will work for now. You should try and get it fixed as soon as you can, and take the new check valve he put before the pump back out.


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Old 08-26-09, 05:21 AM
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I've seen check valves positioned at the top work trouble-free for many years. All check valves go bad eventually.
 

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Who ever placed the check valve on top, behind a jet pump, has no business working on pumps.
It can be done as a temporary patch, but should not be left that way.

If that is done, it will hide/mask a problem in the well.
If the drop pipe gets a hole in it or crack the pump can lose its prime from the water draining back out the hole if there is the slightest of air leaks anywhere behind the pump.
It not the way a jet pump should be done.


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