Low pressure at house - pressure at well

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Old 12-29-12, 03:44 PM
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Low pressure at house - pressure at well

Submersible well share, called others and they have plenty of volume/pressure at their facets.
Went to well and volume/flow/pressure at my valve is good and strong, could fill up a cup 8oz in 1-2 seconds, but at the house the flow is fluctuating and at times if the washer is on the shower will not engage sometimes and the flow is as slow as one cup in 20 seconds. Time of day varies may be other users on well share. Been worse this week.
The house is on 5 acres and the well and home are at the furthest diagonal ends.
I have walked the water line to the best of my knowledge and do not see any water, but the pipe is down and believe it to be PVC.
I was thinking of digging holes and trying to find the line and attaching a valve to detect pressure but this seems pretty hit and miss and the ground is hard desert.
 
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First I would start with the simple stuff. Check your faucet and fixture aerators and strainers to make sure sediment has not clogged them. Then I would check common devices leading to your house like pressure valves, filters and shutoff valves.

I don't know if you can get everyone else on the well to stop using all water for a while. If you can have everyone stop using water and see if the well is cycling on/off which could indicate a leak in the line to your house. I also suspect you could have a clogged or partially blocked line leading to your house.
 
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did stand at the well for a while and the pump was not kicking on and off, aerators are good, and already took the filer off the line
 
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Are the outside spigots at your house flowing well or are they slow as well?
 
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have a few, freezing now will check later
 
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Dane thank you. I thought more on what you said about a blockage, I was sure the filter was off, while checking the spigots I popped the lid and checked the filter, I WAS WRONG it was on. Here I am ready to dig holes! I always tell my children "trouble-shoot at the lowest level." We'll see but hope this does it. Thanks again
 
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Unfortunately I keep re-learning that lesson regularly. I am glad you found the problem and it was a simple one.
 
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