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Last week my electric power went off for about one hour, in my kitchen I heard water rushing out my drains. when the lights came on I had no water.The well man came and said he had to turn my pressure regulater down five pounds to get my water pump to shut off. Ny pump is running now about every fifthteen minutes and my water pressure is about 1/3 less why? my bladder reads 38lbs

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It sounds like the bladder in your pressure tank is water logged. Turn your pump off and open a tap and let the pressure off. Once the water has completely stopped coming out of the tap go to your pressure tank and pump air into it. There should be more water come out of the tap. Continue to pump are in until you reach the pressure recommended for your tank and there is no longer water coming out of the tap. Close the water tap and turn the pump back on and this should fix the problem. If it does not you will probably need a new pressure tank. The bigger the pressure tank you have also will make the pump work less. I prefer a smaller one myself as there is less change in the shower pressure when the pump cycles than with a bigger tank but this is just a matter of prefference. Some people prefer a larger tank as it uses less power by the pump not working as often.

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