Well Running Dry? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 98
Rewards Points: 123

Well running dry?

I have a cabin on a lake and I am having trouble getting the pump to get water .

I bought a new pump thinking that was the problem but still no water.

I didn't use the cabin last summer so I didn't turn the water on for a whole year. I was wondering if by not turning the water on for a whole year would this cause the well to run dry?


jerry1967 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
the Musigician
DangerMouse's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Rewards Points: 2,000

Did you follow the new pump's directions? Did it need to be primed?
If all was done correctly, remove and inspect the check valve before giving up hope!
It may be as simple as replacing the valve and trying again.



[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: central virginia mountains
Posts: 1,857
Rewards Points: 1,000

what type well and pump
The older I get the better I was
tpolk is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sound of Water Running in Pipes rpishotti Plumbing 4 12-06-2010 12:09 AM
Basement *VENTING* AND running entire new drain lines. 57_Hemi Plumbing 6 09-30-2010 09:00 PM
Running water sound in the wall? cpourfarid Introductions 2 09-26-2010 09:13 PM
Why is Inducer Fan Running? artbuc HVAC 3 07-31-2010 09:39 AM
taco 700 constantly running.... drizzyboy HVAC 3 11-27-2007 07:03 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1