jet pump troubleshooting

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  1. hemster87

    hemster87 New Member

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    I installed a two line jet pump for a water holding tank...when I turn it on the pump kicks on for two sec then kicks off..it does that about every min...it want build pressure and keep pressure on the water line... what could be the problem?
     
  2. craigpump

    craigpump Well-Known Member

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    Without more info, it sounds like its pumping against a closed valve.
     
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  4. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    You should verify the correct Motor Voltage.


    Good Luck.
     
  5. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Could his pump need priming?
     
  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Are you pumping into or out of the holding tank? Is the holding tank a pressure tank or non-pressurized?
     
  7. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

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    With the limited information I'd say your holding tank is full of water. You need a bladder type tank or a Pside-kick.
     
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