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My shallow well pump seems to be leaking around the seal plate. I had a poor connection at the outlet and it leaked. I fixed that and it started to build pressure from the hot water heater. It took awhile but I finally put in a back flow prevent valve and new seals in the pump.It stills leaks, I though at first it might be coming from around the shaft. I did a few things and it didn't help, instead I think it might be leaking around the seal plate. I but the old O-ring on the seal plate because it was a tad bigger and it might have slowed drip a little. I have been getting about 5 gal. a day from the drip.

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Well, I am no plumber but I would think that 108 psi is a bit high for your plumbing system. I have this pump installed in my house and have the max pressure set at 50 with a PRV on the outlet side of the pump.

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1. You only should have one check valve; the one in the water is best, remove the other if you can.
2. Make sure there are no leaks in any of the piping between the water and the pump inlet.
3. Take the pump apart, thoroughly clean the new seal, the two halves of the pump that go under the metal band, the inside of the metal band.
4. Lubricate the new seal, the outer sides of the pump halves where the metal band squeezes together, the inside of the metal band where it contacts the halves and even the screw on the tightening device using petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or equal. Make sure the pump literature does not recommend against whatever you use.
5. Reassemble.
6. Fill the pump with water, open the discharge on top of the pump if possible and prime.
Normally, a pump, even with a long run will prime in 5 minutes or less.

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