Question about Plumbing
Do you have a tank with a air bladder inside or do you have one with a air valve on the side?
I suspect you have a tank with an air valve. If that is the case, yours sounds like a classic case of "air bound". There is the possibility that you have a Blue tank with a air bladder inside trhat does not have a air valve on the side - but lets talk about the classic tank now.
Your pump is "short cycling" because there is very little air cushion at the top of your tank. What you need to do is get more air into your tank. Turn off your pump. Turn off the main water valve. Open the tank drain. Press in the (probably) black ball on the side of the air valve. Let the water all drain out. When the tank is empty, let go the black ball, close the tank drain, turn on the pump. When it stops, open the water main to the house.
Let me know what happens.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 19, 2015 | Plumbing
Jun 01, 2014 | Northern Tool Garden
Jan 22, 2011 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...
Oct 27, 2010 | Karcher K2.26 Electric Power Washer
Jul 05, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...
Jun 22, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...
Mar 01, 2010 | Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well...
Dec 11, 2009 | Water Heaters
Oct 10, 2009 | Plumbing
121 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!