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Low water pressure- have a home water well

We have a water well and for some reason the pressure is low coming out of the showers. If we run two sinks at a time they become slow too. We just had a new well pump installed. I read something about seeing if the filter is clogged. Where is this filter located? Is it in the well itself? We just changed the house filter so i know that is not the problem. Help!

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  • argre3 Jan 15, 2009

    in our home my mother-in-laws side of the house water pressure is low in the sinks and the shower, oh yeah also in the washing machine.


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Take a regular tire presssure guagge and go to where you bladder tank is and there should be a removable cap that you can remove and then check the pressure that you have in the tank. If you only get water out then the blader is gone. if there is no pressure then you will have to charge it up. recommend aroud 60 psi and the reinstall the cap. also the filter that they are talking about is probably a strainer and it should be in the line before the pump. Good Luck

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There is usually a metal filter at the wellpoint on the bottom of your drop-tube, but I don't think that is the problem if you are not getting particles in your water. This is easy to check for just by putting water in a glass and looking for little specks.

I would be more inclined to look for holes in the drop-tube where AIR is getting into the system, thus reducing the suction of the pump.

If you are using a "bladder tank" to maintain pressure, it could be that the "off" setting is too low. You want that to be in the 50-60 psi area. "ON" should be about 40 psi.

Anyway, I think an air leak is the more likely problem, but to find out for sure, you almost have to pull the drop-tube, which might be very long. That would best be left to a well service company.

Good luck!

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