|Posted by Gary Slusser on March 08, 2004 at 22:21:25:|
|In response to Re: Pump won't build pressure above 50lb in new pressure tank|
: : Unless the water is leaking out somewhere, the pump is the problem. If it takes a long time to build pressure and/or will not reach the full pressure point, the pump is not operating to its full design capacity. The only other possibiility is that it is pumping properly, but the controller and gauge are not registering the actual pressure, in which case you could be seriously overpressurizing the tank and system and stressing the pump.
: I tried two different switches and made sure the guage on the tee was reading the same as the valve on the pressure tank so it does not look like that is the proplem. Is it difficult to replace a well pump?
I forgot... you check the air pressure with no water in the tank and set it to 1-2 psi less than the cut-in setting of the switch. I.E. 30/50 gets 29-28 psi air pressure with no water in the tank. You don't get accurate air pressure when you chec the tank with water in it and... the get the same pressure as the water pressure when you check it when its pressurized; which tells you nothing except the gauge reads basically the same as the air presure gauge.
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