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Old 03-03-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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We just had a big snow storm and were without electricity for a couple of days. When the power came back on everything works except the water will not come out of the faucet. We are on a well and we are just wondering if it is something simple that we need to do or are we going to have to call professionals out to get the pump working? Any help will be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Pipes freeze?

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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I'd be guessing the same as Gary, pipes froze up, or some how the pump lost its prime, but frozen pipe would be the place to start first.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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If it lost is prime how do we get it back?
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shame on me for just assuming it was not a submersible pump. if you can get at it, there would be a plug on top, unscrew that and dump in some water, I still think you had pipes freeze up, before messing with the pump check that out.
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and to help take the guess work out, you said faucet as in one, no water from bath or kitchen? I'd open the cabinet doors under the sinks, turn the faucets on a little bit, put small heater on the floor in front to blow some warm air in there. I don't know your setup but my last place, I had lots of crawl space. I like to work backwards from the faucet back to the well storage tank, I use a blow dryer to warm up the pipes, to me is better then trying to burn the house down with a blow torch.
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Check to see if there is a low pressure cut off switch on your system.If there is a small L shaped arm protruding from the base of the switch try holding it upright for a few seconds and see if anything happens.
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How about start from basics..find the gauge in the system and what does it indicate?

What kind of pump do you have?

Do you have a pit?
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all water pumps have a pressure switch.how basic is that?
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all water pumps have a pressure switch.how basic is that?
I wasn't trying to insult by any means..

Just trying to find out if there is a gauge and if so what is the pressure..

How many times have you worked on a pump system that had a faulty gauge/valve or frozen valve or a frozen stand pipe to the pressure switch that wasn't allowing the pressure switch operate correctly?

Starting with the gauge will save time verses chasing every thing else.

Work smarter and not harder..Now thats basic

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