Re: pressure tank gauge shows quick loss of pressure as soon as well pump stops
Posted by mark on August 18, 2001 at 19:19:22:
In response to Re: pressure tank gauge shows quick loss of pressure as soon as well pump stops
: Due to a high electric bill we have discovered that our well pump is running nearly constantly. It turns on and off correctly with the right pressure according to the gauge, however as soon as the pump stops the gauge quickly falls. The sound of back running water from throughout the house occurs when the pump switch is manually turned off. Is this a pressure tank problem or something with a check valve? Thanks for your help.

It sounds like you have a check valve that is out and is allowing the water to flow back into the storage tank/or well if there is no storage tank. You may have a water logged pressure tank. Or a pressure tank with a blow bladder.


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