Water pressure problems

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by jade51975, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. jade51975

    jade51975 New Member

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    We replaced a leaky pressure tank recently, afterwards had 40 psi. That lasted for a few days, then dropped to 20, then 10, now 5 psi. Replaced the pressure switch, it still reads 5 psi and there is no water, the few minutes we get any it's just a slow dribble then goes off again. Everything worked fine before the tank was replaced. We don't really know much about the well other than it has a submersible pump.
    Thanks for reading this and for any help.
     
  2. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    If the pump is running you probably have a hole in the well pipe.
     
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  4. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    I think you mean the pressure gauge still reads 5 PSI with no water. In addition to other stuff, you should get a new pressure gauge.
     
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