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How does a shallow well pump and bladder work?

Pump is runing all the time,no pressure 22 and bladder doesn't seem to have any water in it

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SOURCE: I have a Flotec FP 4022-10 3/4 hp shallow well

The foot valve (one way valve) is either very dirty and in need of cleaning, or it is defective and should be replaced. Don't wait, you're wasting a heck of a lot of electricity and wearing out the pump much faster than you should.

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I have a pump at cabin it pumps water but won t build up pressure and shut off got this pump 7 years first problem


Normally there is a pressure TANK, used in conjunction with a Booster pump. Do you have one on this system? That's where the pressure is stored. If no pressure, the bladder is either failing or has failed.

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Problem with pump?


The pump pressure switch should be checked to see what the ON-OFF pressure is set at. Typically the pressure switch is set for 20-40 psi, or 30-50 psi. The pressure tank should be purged as well. With the pump OFF, and the tank drained of water, the air valve on the tank should read approximately 2 psi below the "on pressure". So if the system operates at 20-40, the tank should be pre-charged to 18 psi. If water escapes from the air valve, the internal bladder in the tank is ruptured, and the tank needs to be replaced. A tire air gauge is used to measure the pressure in the tank after the water is emptied from the tank.. A tire air pump or a compressor is used to charge the tank. if a compressor is used, be careful not to over-inflate the tank, as this may cuase the bladder to rupture.

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My sand point well the water stops and starts again


You probably need to purge the pressure tank.
Well Pressure Tank Installation Instructions

Pressure tanks lose their Pre Charge pressure and have to be serviced. The well Pump needs to OFF. The Pressure tank needs to be emptied of water. There should be an air valve on the tank. Check the pressure .If this is a Bladder tank and Water comes out of the air valve- then the bladder is broken and the tank needs to be replaced. The Pre Charge pressure is set to 2 psi Below the cut-in pressure set by the pressure switch. If your system operates at 20-40 psi, The Pre Charge pressure will be 18 psi. Hope this helps.....

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I have a Utilitech 1hp shallow well jet pump which turns off and on rapidly while using water. I have 25 psi in the air tank. I replaced the pressure switch and still have problems.


Good you got it working. Please post again if you have more trouble on this or another item. Also be sure and check what I mentioned just in case you are operating at the margins, don't want a failure right after you got it going!

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Do I have to hook my tank to draw water from my well?


A bladder tank is designed to give a certain amount of gallons of "draw down" before the pump turns on. The pump will work with or without a bladder tank but will come on every time water is used. Well pumps (Jet or submersible) can run for extended periods of time without causing harm to the pump, but a pump that turns on and off constantly will eventually burn out because it is so hard on the pump.
Jet pumps need to keep "head pressure" to efficiently create the vacuum necessary to draw water from the drop pipe, this is partially what a well tank does.
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My flotec 1/2 hp shallow well pump pumps to 45# of pressure rapidly, takes longer to get to 49# pressure and then takes 30 - 45 minutes to reach the 50 psi shut off pressure. The pump is hooked up to a...


Hi,
Those pumps will reach 50# when brand new, but soon the parts wear and then they will not make that pressure anymore...
Instead of replaceing the pump, just back the pressure down a tick or two to get it to shut off and not waste your electric....

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The pump goes on and off repeatedly


The pump should only run if you are using water. If you have a leak it will cycle on and off. If it only cycling fast when you're using water, you may need an expansion tank, sometimes referred to as a bladder tank for newer style. If you have a "bladder" tank , the bladder may be leaking and lost it's air charge. This bladder will have an initial air charge, and when the pump runs it will compress the bladder even further. When the pump shuts off the bladder is compressed. When you begin to use water, mainly low flow like one faucet, the bladder will begin to expand expelling the water from the tank until the pressure drops below that of the pump pressure switch. This makes the pump start and stop fewer times.

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Installed a new jet pump for shallow well (gravity feed to pump) - used old pressure tank - after about 4 months pump began kicking on and off constantly when in use - troubleshooting guide suggested it...


The pressure tank must have a certain amount of air in it so pump doesn't cycle as you say. The new pressure tanks have a bladder that separates air from water and keeps the pump from cycling so much. Make sure your pressure switch on the pump is OK--ie doesn't have burned contacts!

Mar 01, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...

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I have a 1 hp ace pump on a 30 gallon bladder tank the pressure switch keeps clicking off and on until the switch burns up have replaced 4 times in 2 months have adjusted switch until pressure is very low...


There are tow screw adjustments on the switch. One is the high shut off and the other is 'differential'. This is the one you need to adjust. It gives the 'window' that the system needs 'between' on and off.

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Flotec 42 gallon water tank - short cycling and changing water stream...do I need a new tank or could it be another problem?


These holding tanks are pre charged with air which in turn pressurizes the water. The tank has a bladder and an air valve on top. The pre charge ,over time, loses pressure, and the tank has to be pressurized again.
  • The well pump needs to be turned off.
  • The water has to be drained from the tank
  • Air is put into the tank from the air valve on top of the tank, and is measured with a tire air gauge.
  • The pre charge pressure is set to two psi below the pump cut in pressure.
  • In other words if your pump kicks on at 30 psi, the pre charge pressure is set at 28 psi. If the pump kicks in at 20 psi, the pre charge is set at 18psi, etc.
  • After you pressurize the tank, turn water back on.
  • If water comes out of air valve on top of tank, then the bladder is ruptured and you need a new tank.
  • Hope this helps!

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