Shallow Well

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Hank, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Hank

    Hank New Member

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    I need some help. I replaced my gould shallow well pump and tank. I primed the system and the pump runs and the tank pressurizes to 30 psi. As soon as I turn on the hose the pressure drops but the pump will not come on. I replaced the pressure switch but I have the same problem. I can walk away from the pump and after 20 minutes or so the pump comes on pressure to 30 psi and shuts off. There is not a leak because if I leave the pump alone the pressure stays at 30 psi. Why can't I keep a suction when I open the nozzle on my hose? Anyone have this problem or seen it before?
     
  2. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    What did you replace your Goulds pump with?

    Why do you have your switch set to shut the pump off at 30 psi instead of 50 or better?

    bob...
     
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  4. Hank

    Hank New Member

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    I replaced the pump with a the same model Gould J7 3/4hp J+ convertible jet pump.
    What I don't understand I don't think I have any leaks because when the pump comes on the bladder pressurizes to 30 psi and it holds. Only when I open the hose the pressure goes south and the pump won't turn on.
    You asked why am I cutting the pump off at 30 psi and not 50 psi or higher.
    How do I get the pressure up to 50 psi?
     
  5. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    You can adjust the pressure switch. If you send us a picture or describe the switch, someone can tell you how.

    My biggest question is with a new pump; how did it get set at 30 psi off in the first place?

    bob...
     
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