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  1. bullheadpond

    Air in tank

    no idea. on the 3/4 " foot valve. Not sure what you mean by leak proof connection at the sand point. It's driven into the ground. the pipe must have a very small leak in the ground letting it loose prime overnight. That's why I thought about just putting a pipe inside of a pipe. Its just for...
  2. bullheadpond

    Air in tank

    or can i do the 3/4 all the way down the 1 1/4 inch pipe then go into the pump? the pump has a one inch inlet. Any for seen problems with either of these options? Wasn't sure if the 3/4 inch pipe would be too small for the pumps suction?
  3. bullheadpond

    Air in tank

    Maybe i should just do the one inch pipe down the 1 1/4 inch pipe and put the check valve at the top of the pipe before it goes into the pump? Should still work right?
  4. bullheadpond

    Air in tank

    Can you put a 3/4 " foot valve in a well and attach it to a 1 " pipe for suction to the pump? Or does the foot valve have to be the same size as the pipe going down the well?
  5. bullheadpond

    Air in tank

    Water comes out of the faucet when you first turn it on . After about 2gallons comes out the pump turns on. Then the water stops coming out and the pump is still running. Then the pressure gauge drops to zero. Pump is still running after 30 seconds or so the water starts coming out again ...
  6. bullheadpond

    1 1/4 to 1 inch

    What if i put the one inch pvc down the pipe and use a 1 inch check valve when it comes out the the 1 1/4 pipe? does anyone make a one 1/1/4 inch seal or would i need to just make one myself?
  7. bullheadpond

    Air in tank

    the pump seems to run fine during zero pressure just takes about 30 seconds to bring up water.
  8. bullheadpond

    1 1/4 to 1 inch

    Just had a thought. I have 1 1/4 " steel shallow well pipe with a sand point attached to my pump. If i needed to could i drop a 1 inch pvc pipe with a foot valve into the 1 1/4 steel pipe, hook that up to my pump and pull water that way?
  9. bullheadpond

    Air in tank

    Hi you guys help me with a few questions in the past. I am the guy with the Drumond pump. I have everything hooked up. After i got it primed which was no problem at all i had a few leaks at the union. Got those fixed. The pump seems to hold pressure overnight and during the day without kicking...
  10. bullheadpond

    Pump acting weird?

    I am not following you ? Does this mean you can not use teflon tape or pipe dope on a union ? The union is between the pump and the check valve . How else would you get the pump disconnected if you need to?
  11. bullheadpond

    Pump acting weird?

    Can you use teflon tape and pioe dooe on a union that is leaking?
  12. bullheadpond

    Pump acting weird?

    pump is 120 setup is for 120
  13. bullheadpond

    Pump acting weird?

    What do you mean by the union and check valve explains the cycling? The pump did not start only the one time , has been starting ever since. Just can;t figure out why water comes out at first then stops and then builds pressure again and starts pumping water.
  14. bullheadpond

    Pump acting weird?

    check valve is horizontal before the union Pump is new. Check valve is horizontal before the union. See ruff drawing. When I drop a string down the pipe there is 8-9ft of water in the pipe.
  15. bullheadpond

    Pump acting weird?

    So, I hooked up a shallow well pump. Let it run with a garden hose. ran fine for like and hour with no probems. The pump shut off when the water valve was shut off like it should. left it off for 1 bout 1 week. When I finally needed it , i opened the spikot valve water came out for about...
  16. bullheadpond

    Air in tank

    So I bought a drummond shallow well pump and 5 gal tank. The directions say the tanks bladder has been pressurized to 23 psi. Can I safely add air to make it 28 psi or is 23 psi the limit. Like most directions now a days they are really vague and don't tell you much. Thank you.
  17. bullheadpond

    Water pressure dropping

    Not sure if it was all of the the probkem or not but i noticed the pump was leaking water where the spinning rid from the motor goes into the pump housing. You could watch it drip when it was off . Taking it back to menards. Gonna try a drummond setup from harbour freight. 1hp shallow well pump...
  18. bullheadpond

    Water pressure dropping

    Videos below are how the pump sounds when its running. Sounds pretty normal to me but im no plumber.
  19. bullheadpond

    Water pressure dropping

    There us a pressure switch on the pump. The pump will stay running the whole time the water is Flowing. Does not seem to be any diffrernce no matter how long you run it. Just keeps doing what the video shows.
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