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I have a four-year old Amtrol Champion water system that has been making a "rising and falling" noise heard througout the house when water is turned on. The noise seems to fluctuate with the gauge, that falls to around 30 and rises to 50. Now, the water pressure does not remain constant when flowing from the faucets or toilets.

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Check to see if you have any leaks in the system, check the Foot valve, or check valve.

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SOURCE: pipes humming in house

From your description, I am guessing you are on a deep well with this answer. I think you have an issue with the well pump. To isolate it do this...........

Turn the main supply valve off to the house. Your well tank should have a hose bib on the well tee. Hook a hose up to that and run it outside. Open the valve to the hose until you heard the pressure click on which activates the pump. After the click close the valve and listen for the hum. If it still hums it is the Well and not the piping in your home.

Will follow-up.............

Please rate this response after testing and Good Luck, Phil

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SOURCE: Lots of water on basement floor at pressure tank.

sounds like the bladder tank at the well is ruptured this will cause pressure surge, and pump short cycling, and needs to be replaced asap.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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Turn the main supply valve off to the house. Your well tank should have a hose bib on the well tee. Hook a hose up to that and run it outside. Open the valve to the hose until you heard the pressure click on which activates the pump. After the click close the valve and listen for the hum. If it still hums it is the Well and not the piping in your home.

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