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  1. Well pump cycles, pressure tank too small

    Plumbing
    I have a great home water pressure and purification system. My problem is that the well pump cycles constantly because I have a very small pressure tank (8 or 10 gal maybe). I don't have issues with pressure; My only issue is that even washing a few dishes in the sink is sometimes enough to...
  2. What's the best setup for low-producing well?

    Plumbing
    I've tried a couple of different ways to deal with my low-producing well. The well is old. I've done a bunch of measurements/tests to characterize the production. The well can produce about 35 gallons of water before it dries up. It recharges at just over 1 gallon per minute. My current setup...
  3. Pressure tank - Standard versus Reverse Osmosis

    Plumbing
    I am using a tote water tank to collect rainwater from a workshop roof. The tank is 4 ft above ground. I have a toilet and sink inside the shop that are about 2 ft above the floor. I wanted to use gravity only to feed the toilet but the pressure is not there. I am attempting to use a sprinkler...
  4. Well pressure tank issues

    Plumbing
    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?
  5. well pump pressure without the prime plug?

    Plumbing
    Having a terrible time with water supply from a shallow well and have very little mechanical aptitude so hoping someone could answer a couple of quick questions to help me pinpoint my problem. I have a 3/4hp F&W jet pump mounted in the basement next to the pressure tank. The home was recently...
  6. How to add air to pressure tank

    Plumbing
    I have a bladder-less tank (Amtrol RT42TT) with a Braukmann Auotomatic airvent. There are 1-1/4" fittings at the bottom. It is a submersible pump with a check valve. The system has started short cycling and I have inspected all fittings and tested the tank and there are no leaks. My dilemma...
  7. Performance RO Tank

    Plumbing
    I'm assuming that there's not a big difference between an Amtrol RO 3.2 Gal tank and a Performance RO 3.2 Gal tank. I need to replace a Amtrol 3.2 Gal RO tank with a busted bladder but can only find the Performance brand locally and I'd like to avoid having to pay shipping. The Performance...
  8. Well System

    Plumbing
    I recently bought a house with a well. It is my first well system, so I am not real familiar with them. The previous owner told me the pressure tank leaked, come to find out is was the bladder which was ruptured. The previous owner ran city water, but I wanted to use the well only. I replaced...
  9. Help with replacing well pump

    Plumbing
    My pump started humming today, no water. It cuts on, hums then cuts off which made the casing hot so I unplugged it. I am picking up a new (same kind, sears 3/4 hp shallow well jet pump) tomorrow. I have never installed one. My set up is a pump about 300' down that pumps water into a huge...
  10. New Well, Pump & Pressure Tank Design

    Plumbing
    Hi folks, We have a couple of cabins on a lake as a family summer home. Last fall, after about fifty years, the shallow water well point (35 feet down) gave out and started pumping up sludge. After stop-gap measures with a filter and grinding down impellers on two pumps, we decided to spring...
  11. Loud well pump

    Plumbing
    Newbie plumbing question... I moved into my 15 year old house 3 years ago. My well pump has been VERY loud since the day I moved in. I mean LOUD --- the floor above the pressure tank even vibrates a little. I've had a plumber check it out and he said that everything looks fine. The only...
  12. Water pressure problem

    Plumbing
    I replaced the T&P valve on my gas water heater because it was stuck open and running hot water down the drain constantly. The new valve still opens too often and my bathtub faucet is leaking now(it didn't leak before I replaced the T&P valve and it stops when I turn a faucet on or flush the...
  13. New Pressure Switch -- low water pressure

    Plumbing
    Hello, I recently replaced a gummed up pressure switch (plugged with sediment). I replaced the switch with the standard switch off the shelf at the hardware store which was a 30/50 psi switch (this was the only type they had stocked). I didn't realize it until afterwards that the switch I...
  14. Well system problem

    Plumbing
    I have a question about my well system that I need some clarification on before I move to the next step. Everything was working fine in my system, I had to remove the equipment from my pump house to get the floor repaired. I have a deep well pump then a pressure tank, which I think has a...
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