Pump Pressure Decreased

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by StuMan8424, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. StuMan8424

    StuMan8424 New Member

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    Hi. I have a 40/60 psi convertible jet pump. However, in the past few months, it has been unable to attain even 40psi and we have to set the pressure switch at approximately 20/40. Does anyone know what could cause this to happen?
     
  2. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    Sounds like a Sears pump with the 40/60 thing. Does this convertable jet have the shallow well ejector attached or did someone just plug the small opening in the front of the pump? Or is it a deep well jet hookup with two pipes leaving the pump going to the well?

    bob...
     
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  4. StuMan8424

    StuMan8424 New Member

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    Yeah, it's a Sears pump. It is a deep well jet hookup with the 2 pipes leaving the pump and going to the well.
     
  5. Pumpman

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    Sounds like you may have a problem with the deep well ejector, which is on the two pipes down in the well. There's a little nozzle in the ejector which can get plugged up. This will keep the pump from building pressure.
    Rpn
     
  6. Rancher

    Rancher Guest

    Or it could be a pinhole leak in one of the drop pipes.

    Rancher
     
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