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Old 04-28-2013, 08:02 PM   #16
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wells can vary....normal pressures are....20/40 ...or 30/50...meaning..when pressure drops to 20psi the pressure switch turns on pump in well when pressure reaches 40 psi pressure switch turns it off...same for 30/50 set up....my guess is you have surface water comming in and not a leak from pipeing..cause if you had a pipeing leak it would show up because system is under constance pressure...ben sr

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As for the water, when the pump is running can you see water leaking out anywhere?
Yes, in post # 4 that is a puddle of water where the pipes coem up from the ground. I had just pumped out a lot of water under the house before I took that picture. I believe this is the source, but I will know more now that the pump is off.
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my guess is you have surface water comming in and not a leak from piping...cause if you had a piping leak it would show up because system is under constance pressure...ben sr
If you are right I will have to put in a sump pump I assume. The thing is I have pumped that water out three times already. That is a lot of rain water if that is the case. I also see a swirling action to the water where it is collecting by the pipes.
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There should be a well casing that extends above grade with a lid on it. Water should be conveyed into the house below the frost level via a pitless adapter. Google Pitless Adapter. You should revamp it as shown in the drawings Pressure switch and expansion tank should be in a conditioned space.
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Water should be conveyed into the house below the frost level via a pitless adapter. Google Pitless Adapter. You should revamp it as shown in the drawings Pressure switch and expansion tank should be in a conditioned space.

jagans, isn't what you are talking about in the well itself? That is in my font yard. All there is to see is a PVC pipe sticking out of the ground with a lid on it.
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I saw a youtube vid on pitless adapter and they were way underground. When I googled it thee were illustrations of it just below the house. Obviously I am lost here. What should it cost for a plumber to do this?
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It depends where the check valve and pressure switch are.

With the check valve close to the pressure tank and the pressure switch downstream, loss of pressure due to a leak upstream will not turn on the pump,

After water is used and the pressure drops downstream of the check valve then the pump comes on, perhaps works extra hard because some of the water escepes from the leak, and in this particular case finally shuts off again.
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I saw a youtube vid on pitless adapter and they were way underground. When I googled it thee were illustrations of it just below the house. Obviously I am lost here. What should it cost for a plumber to do this?
The pitless adapter is mounted to the side of the well casing, usually about 6 feet down. The piping coming up from the submersible pump attaches to the wedge shaped fitting that slides into the pitless adapter. The pump is pulled with a 1-1/4 length of pipe that screws into the top of the adapter. The seal in the pitless is made via an O-Ring sliding against the wedge. The pressure switch and expansion tank are usually in the basement. I'm not really sure what you have there from your pictures. Maybe Allen can help you.

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