Question about Flotec Plumbing
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What is the model # of the pump?
In what capacity is the pump being used?
Posted on May 06, 2010
Depending on what tank you have, you can't be pumping any water, just air. Either the impeller is shot, the gasket is gone, or the well is dry. Or it has lost it's prime. If you have an old tank with no bladder, does it have a glass housing on it for pressure? Did the pump run on,off, on,off, ? Can you see a water level in the tank? By condensation on the outside? You can try shutting off the power, drain the tank, and try filling it back up. And check the air pressure at the top of the tank. But I don't think it will do any good if it has been ok till now. I would say the impeller. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 05, 2010
Hello. I have been working with pumps for almost 40 years. Since you changed the pressure switch, I now want ou to check the line as it may be stopped up with minerals. Also, on some pumps there is a item called a head pressure control valve(plug looking item with a threaded screw in the center of it)....if you have this screwed down the pump will build lots of pressure but will not put any water into your tank. Joe
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The orientation for a sump pump/check valve are the pump is in the bottom of the pit, the discharge pipe leads up into a check valve, usually very close to if not threaded into the pump discharge, and then the pipe continues up and out to wherever your water discharges to. The weep hole needs to be below the check valve.
The hole is there to prevent an air lock in the pump which would prevent it from moving water.
If the water trapped in the vertical run of the discharge pipe is returning to the pit once the pump shuts off the problem is the check valve is not holding or the hole is on the wrong side of the flapper assembly. Did the check valve come with the unit? If not, you will need to fix it if you can or replace it.
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