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Old 08-13-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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air and water are spurting out of the outdoor spickets and the basment sink cold water spicket. The house is on well water and all the rest of the faucets in the house are working fine. Also the spurting does not go away after leaving it on for awhile.

I tryed turning off the water and draining the system to no avail.

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have a small air leak either in the pump pressure tank bladder or in a line connection somethere.
To check the air pressure tank, turn off the pump and drain the water pressure off. Then test the air pressure in the tank bladder with a tire gauge.
If water spurts out of the air gauge, the bladder is shot. Replace the pressure tank. With the pressure off, the air pressure of the pressure tank bladder should be two si below your pump cut-on pressure (i.e. 18 psi for a pump set at 20-40 psi cut-on/cut-off and 28 psi for a pump set at 40-60 psi).
If the pressure tank is OK, next check all of the pump connections while the pump is running with a spray bottle of a dishwashing liquid and water mix to be sprayed on all connections. If one is leaking, you should see tiny bubble action and then you can repair it.
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Are you from time to time using water faster than the well can deliver?

If so then the pump will suck air and send that into the plumbing with the water.

The pressure tank is probably not the problem.
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I would be looking at the pump suction line if there is a leak there it will only be evident by the fact your pump has to prime everytime it comes on.

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Do you have a suction pump or a submerged pump----

sounds like you are sucking air with the water.
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Thank for the replies, any thoughts as to why the other faucets throughout house are OK?
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Much lower volume and the well is able to keep up would be my guess.

Check the inside ones when the spigots are spitting air.

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