Re: Water Pressure Problems
Posted by Hube on February 07, 2004 at 11:55:26:
In response to Re: Water Pressure Problems
: I have a problem which I hope someone can help me figure out.
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: Lately, the water pressure in my home seems to go real high and extremely too low. I have checked all the pipes and cannot find a leak.
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: I had the submersible pump and the piping to the well replaced about 3 years ago.
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: When taking a shower and turning on the faucet, I lose water pressure all-together. I am wondering if it could be a water-logged pressure tank or a bad switch.
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: If it is a water-logged pressure tank, how do I check?
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: The pressure gauge seems to go too high on the pressure tank. It goes to 86-87 lbs.
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: Thank you. I appreciate any advice you can offer.
Dave; First remove the valve cap on the top of tank and let a spurt of air out. Does any water come out? If not, then Drain the tank (pump off) and check what the air pressure is in the bladder....It should be 2 lbs less than your cut-in pressure. Is this 86-87 lbs when the pump shuts off? Normally, a system has a 30 on/ 50 off, so the air would be at 28 lbs. Post back with info and we will advise further. Hube



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