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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I replaced old pump w/
The water and therefore the pressure has to be going somewhere. If you are sure that there are no leaks in the house or outside, then the water is going back into the well. There is a check valve either in the suction line of the pump between the top of the well and the pump or down in the well.
If this check valve fails, it allows water to go the wrong way and back to the well. The result is that you lose pressure.
Secondly, you have to be sure that there are no air leaks between the top of the well and the inlet to the check valve. Leaks in that piping will make repriming difficult.
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Posted on Jan 22, 2011
You might want to make sure you have proper air volume in pressure tank.
Shut down system. Drain tank. Fill tank with air via Shrader valve on top of tank until it has a few less psi than the low cut off setting. This will ensure that the tank still has water in it with some pressure still pushing it out when the pump kicks back on.
Without that cushion of air, the pump short cycles. ie every 3 seconds.....
Posted on Aug 20, 2012
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