submersible pump problem....


my home has its own water well...PROBLEM..awhile back,when the pump would kick off,all the water in the tank would run back into the ground...i was told to replace the check valve (which i pulled the line and changed it)...its still doing it....i just put a new tank and hookup on the well system,and now,not only is the water still running back into the ground when the pump shuts off,but now,when i turn on the faucets,or the outlet on the tank itsself for a water hose,the water pump shuts off (just by turning the water on in the house)...i figured i have a leak in the line going into the ground,but i noticed that the water runs OUT alot faster than it gets pumped in.....i turn on the pump,then turn on a faucet in the house,and water will come out and get less and less until theres NOTHING,not even air,but the pump is still running....what could be the problem???...ive already pulled the thing twice....considering its about 150-60 feet long,its really annoying..
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The only way the water can go back into the ground is if the check valve leaks. Is it a vertical rated valve installed incorrectly in the horizontal position? are there two lines to the tank from the pump? one without a check valve.
To test you can fit a gate valve in the the line and then close it when the tank is full... if it stays full....its the check valve. My guess is thats installed in the wrong position.
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snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net wrote:

Are you sure the check valve is working, even though it is new? Is the well going bad and simply can't provide sufficient water?
Matt
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What kind of lost air recharge system do you have? The most common type, 'air bleed', requires two check valves--a foot valve on the submersible pump and check valve at the tank inlet. You know you have an air bleed system if there's a tire valve between the tank and well head. With this type system, if you just replace the foot valve and don't have a good check valve at the tank inlet, your system will slowly drain down to the level of the 'bleed hole' 5 to 10 ft. down your well. Good luck, Boat_dreams.
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