Air Injector problem

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by K Paterson, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. K Paterson

    K Paterson New Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    Hamilton, Ontario
    I have an "air injector" ,about the size of a childs shoe, right where my water enters my house. I then have a pressure bladder tank, iron remover and then water softener. I recently had sand in my well which caused my pump to sieze. Since replacing the pump the "air injector" will not suck air. In normal conditions the injector will create lots of suction, now it is minimal. I took apart the injector and cleaned everything. I took the injector part out and sucked on it and it opens and closes no problem. I have very good flow after the injector. What could cause it not to suck air. My pressure tank seems to work, turns on at 40psi, off at 60 psi. I am wondering if sand in the pressure tank could cause it? What kind of flow do you need for the injector to suck air? Any help would be great!!!! Is a "masi" injector a lot better?
  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Jul 30, 2008
    Tech. Instructor
    S. Maine
    Probably still something plugging up the injector. Do yourelf a favor and dump the whole injector set up.
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  4. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    If there isn't something blocking it you may not have it back together just right. Or you don't have the same flow throguh the pressure tank, filter and softener that you did before.
  5. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

    Dec 29, 2009
    Business owner/service and sales
    When the pump was re sized was it up or down in flow rate from the old one?
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