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Old 02-10-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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Well pressure tank issues

I have a constant pressure well system with a jet rite 2 pressure tank. The system froze up but now I do have water in the house. The problem I am having is the water is running at 125 psi and the system is set for 50 psi. Could this be the result of my pressure tank being frozen?


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Old 02-10-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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There should be a sensor that Senses the pressure. Sounds like that might be failing even if your pressure tank bladder is shot the system still should recognize the current psi and shut off to the appropriate setting. Or the pressure gauge is busted.. Either way still might be good to have a professional look at it constant pressure control boxes can be kind of hairy


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Most / all the wells I have worked on had a pressure switch , kind of like this


Check to see if the fitting where the pressure switch connects to the water line , is frozen ?

Can you hear the well running continuously / not shutting off ?

Or , as has been suggested , the gauge may be defective ? ( or frozen also ? )

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Old 02-12-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
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I'm with WyrTwister. The 1/4" tube that leads up to the pressure switch may still be frozen, and as a result the switch isn't getting a proper reading of the pressure. Ice and thawing also tend to free dirt, rust, scale etc from the inside of the pipes, so it's possible the pressure switch is clogged with all that gunk, too.
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