Well pump issue-should I be concerned?
I have an above ground well-pump(Gould) and pressure tank, had the pump replaced in May as well as the pressure gauge and foot valve(?), think thats what its called. Worked fine for a month, then went dead one day. Plumber came back and could not out why it was not working, he reprimed pump and it worked fine. Mind you, intake line is probably 140' down, and I believe it was under 20' of water, no shortage of water.
Well, last week I was making beer and used quite a bit of water to make and cool the beer. At one point I had outside hose running full blast for 20 minutes. Bam, lose all water again, nothing. Pump was running on and on and after about 2-3 hours water came back.
Next morning I check pump/guage/tank, tank is half full and guage is running low 40's psi. So now what happens is whenever pump comes on, the sound of the pump running is transmitted into the house thru the pipes, this never happened before. Also, pump will turn on almost every time we run water in the house. Checked pressure gauge with water running and it seems to hover in the low 40's, all the time. It will pump pressure up to 60 and shut off, but then won't hold it. Pressure tank is about 20yrs old, 35gallons maybe(?) and I believe it has a bladder. Am I looking at a bad tank? and why am I hearing pump thru the pipes?
Sorry for long thread, thx