Well Water Pressure Drops Momentarily?

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Old 03-30-13, 08:37 AM
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Well Water Pressure Drops Momentarily?

Hello everyone! I've searched high and low and cannot find an answer to my problem. Its more of an annoyance, but I figure this annoyance will become a bigger problem over time. My house has well water. I have a pvc well outside, with a bladder inside. I do not have a softener, my water goes straight from the well bladder to the house. The problem I am having is that I turn my water on, cold or hot, it does not seem to matter, and after it has been on for a short while, maybe 5 minutes, the pressure drops suddenly, to almost nothing, it sits for 2-5 seconds and comes right back. It will usually only do this one time and then its good. I was thinking the well pressure switch may need to be adjusted or replaced, but thought I would ask for a second opinion.

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-Brent
 
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Old 03-30-13, 08:57 AM
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Yes its usually too much air in the bladder tank. The bladder colapses on its self. The cut in on the pressure switch is coming on below the pre charge of the bladder tank. Either remove some air or lower the cut in on the switch.

Typically the tank psi should be set 3 psi below the cut in.
 
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