low water pressure from well pump
Posted by John Gervasi on March 30, 2004 at 07:44:45:
I'm having a problem in my house with the (well) water pressure. About 2 weeks ago I noticed after 5-10 minutes of running water, the pressure would drop in half. I went downstairs to try to find problem. I noticed the pump was continously running. The shutoff pressure was set at 50 psi. The most it would get to was 35 psi. I lowered the high kick-off to 30 psi to get pump to shut off. The pump does cycle now, but the pressure goes down to 15 after 5 minutes. Is this just a sign of the pump going bad (12 year old) or is it a problem with my holding tank??? any assistance would be appreciated.

thank you

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