Well water pump


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Old 09-24-18, 09:14 AM
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Well water pump

I have a Jet pump for my well water that has a foot valve at the bottom of my well, which is about 30 feet down. At least that's what I was told. Recently I have noticed the pump was kicking on about every 30 minutes even if I wasn't using the water so I checked all around the house and did not see any leaks. Just last week as I was outside I saw a puddle of water on the driveway where my well is and figured my leak problem has to do with the well line. I dug up the two inches of macadam and found the cap for the pipe. I lifted off the cap and saw that the 3" PVC pipe that goes to the bottom of the well was full of water. Is that's how it's supposed to be? Or does that mean the foot valve is leaking? Thank you for your help.

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Does your pump have one or two hoses/pipes going to the well?

If you opened your well head and saw water that is normal. It's a well. There is supposed to be water inside. You probably have a leak somewhere. The first culprit to check is your toilets to make sure they don't have a slow leak. If you shut off water to the toilet or are certain it's not leaking and your pump is still kicking on every half hour then you have a leak somewhere. Do you have a valve so you can turn off water to the house to isolate it from the well? If so close it and see if the water pressure drops. If so then the leak is somewhere in the water line to the well, the pipe down the well or it can be a leaking foot valve.
 
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Thanks for getting back to me. The first thing I checked last week when I first noticed the pump kicking on was the toilets (3) but they all are tight with no leaking. Then I checked the copper lines in the basement and all looked good. The two outside faucets I closed. Then I noticed the well area was wet and since we didn't have any rain in a few days I figured the problem is there. I do not have a valve between the pump and the well but I do have one just after the pump.
 
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Do you have one or two pipes/hoses connecting the pump to the well?
 
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I have just one pipe coming into the pump.
 
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To isolate the house...... you'd need a valve between the pump/tank..... and the house.
 
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Are you noticing any air in the water in the house? If not then I would suspect the foot valve is leaking.
 
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No, I have not noticed any air.
 
 

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