water leaks back into well

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  1. mike3232

    mike3232 New Member

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    I have a Myers jet pump on my well. Pump will run till gauge gets to 55 or so then stops. Pressure will slowly drop for about 8 min til it gets down to 35 and pump kicks on and runs back up. This happens when their is no leaks or water use in the house. A well guy came out and said I probably had a bad valve in the well allowing water to drain back into well. I live in MN so ground is frozen and he suggested I put up with it until thaw and then I could have it repaired if I wanted. Is there any other options either temporary or permanent? The pump running every 8 min may drive me nuts before spring!!
    Thanks
     
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    I forgot to mention there is no well pipe or stump above ground outside. The jet pump is in the basement and nothing is above ground outside
     
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    If it is a shallow well jet pump, (one pipe going to well) you can install a check valve at the pump. I don't like doing that for sanitary reasons, but it will remedy your problem. I would like to add temporarilly since it is really not a good thing to do.


    bob...
     
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    Thanks Bob
    My pump has two pipes coming in from well. In this case am I out of luck until
    spring or are there any other options???
     
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    Keep lots of air in the tank to get the maximum drawdown. If not, your motor is going to have a shortened life.

    Also if the power goes out, you may have a real time of it trying to reprime the pump without the aid of a neighbors hose to backpressure the system.

    bob...
     
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