aerator tank

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by jtoboll, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. jtoboll

    jtoboll New Member

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    when I use water the aerator tank will refill but does not always shut off and overflows the tank sometimes it just comes on when the tank is full and overflows
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    You can either get the check book out and call someone or figger out why the well pump isn't shutting off before it overflows the tank. Or quit using water...

    We won't be much help for you until you describe what controls the well pump; a pressure switch, float switch or float valve? If you can't figger that out, you'll have to use the check book and phone route.
  3. justwater

    justwater Well Drilling/Service

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    99.9% of residential aerators tanks around here work off of a float valve. sounds like there may be a problem with either the float, the rod thats attached to float, or the valve itself that the rod comes off of. take the top off the aerator and have a peek. .. if it only does it sometimes, sounds like maybe the valve itself needs replacing (sometimes when older they will hang and not go all the way up), but you should get a good idea when you take a look at it. aerators arent rocket science, when you push the float down water should come out.. when you pull the float up water should stop.

    i'm gonna look like a pinhead when its a float switch.. but i'd guess float valve. many people here have pump&tank on well for aerator and outside water, then another pump&tank off aerator for home use.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  4. jtoboll

    jtoboll New Member

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    Location:
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    it is a float with just the power cord attached
  5. justwater

    justwater Well Drilling/Service

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    LOL, then i'm an idiot.. its a float switch.

    are you gonna tell us anything more??? for somebody that needs help, you are vague to say the least. we dont have crystal balls over here. what kind of pump fills the aerator? apparently the only thing the pump on well does is fill the aerator right? when it is overflowing, is the float strait up under the water without getting hung on anything? if so, its not working right... replace it. hook up a new one exactly like that one, its not complicated.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
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