From No Hot Water To No Water At All!!! Please Help!!

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Molly Mayhem, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Molly Mayhem

    Molly Mayhem New Member

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    Location:
    Pine Bush, NY
    Type of pump?
    Submersible____yes____
    Two wire (no control)___no_____
    Three wire (control box)___yes___
    Wire Size___18______ Wire Length_100+ ft._______
    or
    Jet Pump (above ground)_________
    One or two pipes down the well____

    Size of Pump?
    Motor Horsepower?__________
    Pump Model #______________
    Date Pump Installed__________

    Pumping from?
    Cistern tank___________
    Pond, lake, river________
    Water Well______yes______
    Depth of well____60 ft______
    Depth to water______5 ft___
    Pump Setting__________
    Pipe Size_________"
    Drop Pipe Material
    PVC____yes____
    Steel_______
    Poly________

    Well Recovery Rate___10____gpm
    Well Casing Diameter_______6â€
    Rock Well______yes____ Sand Well__________ Other______________
    Date Well Drilled____1972________

    Well Casing Material
    PVC_____yes___ Steel_________ Other_________


    Pressure Tank?
    Bladder or diaphragm tank (one pipe to tank)____yes______
    Size or model of tank__SEARS Insulated Glasslined Vertical Water Storage Pressure Tank__________
    Air charge in top of tank, with pump off and water drained____________PSI
    (check with car tire gauge)
    or
    Plain Hydro Pneumatic tank (two pipes to tank, one in and one out)_________
    Size of tank________________

    Pressure Switch Setting?
    On 30, off 50 ________
    On 40, off 60_________
    Other_______________

    Pump Control Method?
    Cycle Stop Valve model #_________
    Variable speed control #__________
    Pump Start Relay (sprinkler timer, no tank)_maybe_________
    Manually turned on and off____________

    Pump Protection
    Cycle Sensor_________
    Pumptec_____________
    Low pressure cutoff switch (lever on side)__________
    Other_______________

    Filters or Softeners_____no_________
    Before or after pressure tank_______
    Type of filter___________________
    Bypass available________________

    Water Used For?
    House Use____yes___ Number of baths___2____ Number of People___3_____
    High Flow Showers__no_____gpm?
    Plus/Or
    Irrigation with timers___no_____
    Irrigation with hoses__no______
    Heat Pump_no_____gpm?


    Problems Experienced
    No Water____yes_____________
    Water only part time________
    Water at all times but weak_____
    Air in water____yes___________
    Pressure surging___________
    Water Hammer (noise)______
    Too Much pressure_________
    Other_______________decline in hot water_____


    Pump makes clicking or buzzing sounds________
    No Sounds__________no sounds____
    Pressure gauge reading___50_____psi
    Other____________________________________

    Do you have, and know how to use
    an Ampmeter and Voltmeter___yes water pump.jpg _______________

    Describe Problem__________________________..... I have a submersible pump, and vertical hot water heater. For the last two weeks their was a lot air in my water line, spitting out in all lines, (shower, kitchen faucet, bathroom faucet, etc...). For the past three days I have had a decline in hot water, until (3rd day) their was only cold. Now I have no water at all!! I don't know what the problem is. I don't hear the tank filling up. My sub. pump is fairly new. If anybody has any suggestions; dealt with similar problem PLEASE HELP!!!
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades

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    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Have you checked your breakers and breaker box connections ?

    You should keep the water heater off, until you can fill it with water, so it don't run dry.


    Good Luck.
  3. craigpump

    craigpump Member

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    What are those loose wires for? They look like pump cable to me......

    Air in the pipes, sounds like a bad check valve in the pump, or a cracked/broken pipe in the well. Possibly a rotted fitting at the pump.
  4. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades

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    Location:
    Houston, TX

    I was wondering the same thing, on the wiring.

    Looks like a Electric Heater was replaced with Gas.

    Looks unsafe to me no mater what they were/are used for.


    Maybe the poster will shed some light.
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