Diagnosing Air in Pipes

Old 06-02-15, 05:22 AM
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Diagnosing Air in Pipes

I've just moved into a house that uses well water. There was clearly air in the pipes, so I did some reading and bled the lines, pressure tank, and hot water heater. While the well pump was off, I noticed that air was hissing out of the pressure release on the backflow preventer or check valve located between the pump and the pressure tank.

Although I haven't located and inspected the well head and pump, I was told by the previous owner that an aeration system was installed at the well head to eliminate the naturally occurring smell of sulfur.

At this point I have a few theories on what could be happening, but I don't know how to proceed. While bleeding the water from the pipes did help for a little while, the air or gas has returned and our pipes are sputtering once again.

Any insights here would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Old 06-02-15, 06:02 AM
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Where is the well head? If its being aerated there would be a pump of some sort no?

Where is the well pump? Down the casing or is it an external pump?

What type of well tank do you have, bladder or steel with an air volume control?

Lots of variables.. Pictures will help. If we can see what you have we can help you better..

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