Re: low water pressure from well pump
Posted by hj on March 30, 2004 at 08:42:20:
In response to Re: low water pressure from well pump
When you use water the pressure has to drop to the turn on point. Are you sure the gauge is correct? 15 psi, should give you abominable water flow. If it is correct, then the problem has to be with the pump, since the tank just stores whatever pressure the pump produces.

: Hello,
: 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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