spurting water

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by tron, May 6, 2005.

  1. tron

    tron New Member

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    I get a lot of air spurting in my faucets. Pump seems to run alot. Looks like a galvanized tank. Any thing I can check?
     
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    static water level in the well relative to where the pump is positioned?
     
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  4. Pumpman

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    If it's an above ground pump, look for leaks on the suction side of the pump and piping.
    Since you have a galvanized tank, try turning the power to the pump off, open a drain and let the tank drain off. You might try removing a pipe plug from the tank once the pressure drops. Galvanized tanks will sometimes get too much air in them.
    Ron
     
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