help... no water for mother-in-law


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Old 06-22-11, 09:16 PM
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Unhappy help... no water for mother-in-law

deep well .... no water coming out... have replaced with new pipe... made sure it was not clogged and not pulling up sand. is there such a thing as the water table in the dry season, dropping too low for the pump to draw?
 
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Old 06-23-11, 10:02 AM
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Yes, wells can go dry. Heavy pumping by others in your area can dramatically affect the ground water level.

Is the pressure switch sending power to the pump? Is the pump actually working? What type of pump set-up do you have? Is there a venturi, check or foot valve in the system?
 
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Old 06-23-11, 10:42 AM
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yes the pump has been checked and is working well. goulds pump all pipe was pulled and put new. checked the foot valve
 
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If this is a jet pump, You have to be sure to get all the air out when you are priming it.
If this is a submersible pump. Are you sure the pump is deep enough under the water?
 
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dunno have to ask my husband and he has already went to sleep tonight. will ask him tomorrow. thanks
 
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i know it is not a submersible... it is a jet pump..
 
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In addition to insuring that all the air is out of the lines when priming, if you have a jet & venturi down in the well a small bit of dirt or rust caught in the venturi can dramatically reduce the flow or totally stop the flow of water out of the well.
 
 

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