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Bgr050 pump doesnt pump enough pressure to water garden, take a shower etc

Pump is connected to above ground tank then to house piping. 1inch into pump 1inch line through house and garden. I have checked for air leaks and cant find any. Pump runs but only pumps approx. 8 ltrs min but tank head pressure is approx. 3 ltrs min, can you help me with this problem as it is a brand new pump to replace the previous wornout pump.

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SOURCE: pump 30/50lbs pumps up to 50 shuts off pressure drops to 32lbs

Look for a place in the pipe from the pump to the house where an air pocket could form. That will fool the pump.

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if the pump is working correctly, it can either be, need more water to prime it, or something in the well, such as low water, plugged filter, etc....sometimes when you have a system that is intermittently used, it can take 20 or 30 minutes of continuous priming to get it to pull, enough water to maintain the prime.

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SOURCE: Pump will not come up to pressure and turn off!

With no leaks in line and assuming the jet is not embedded in debris at bottom of well, try priming the pump again and getting all the air out.

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SOURCE: have installed a 1/2 HP wayne jet pump, getting water ,

If we go down the list of possible causes, it may help;

  • All fitting on the new pump and jet are tight.
  • No break in the well line
  • FOOT valve operating OK. If the foot valve is not operating correctly, the pump can lose its prime and **** air into the system.
  • New pump has been purged of air(primed adequately)
  • holding tank has appropriate pre charge
  • bladder in holding tank not ruptured.

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