I have been in my house for about 7 months now. We have been having a
steady flow of problems over the past 3 months. The system runs as
Well with submersible well head pump with a pressure gauge and switch
40/70 in line to a air pressure tank
Then to a booster pump (can't find the HP), through a vent to release
sulfur gas, through a check valve and into a large storage tank, probably
around 150 gallons. There is a gauge on the top of the storage tank with
a plastic line leading to a pressure switch set at 55/75
From here to a softener system and then to the house.
Our first problem was loss of pressure and water prime. The property
management company hired a well contractor to fix the system. First they
changed out the pressure tank, no help. Then the pressure switch for the
well head pump, no help. Finally, they changed out the check valve. I'm
not a plumber or well driller, but even I would have changed the check
valve first. Then the booster pump would not come on and we were working
off the pressure from the well head pump. I changed the pressure switch
for the booster pump and that is working again.
First question is - The switch instructions said to fill the pressure tank
to 2 PSI below the start pressure of the switch. Having a switch on the
well side of the pressure tank and a switch on the storage tank side of
the pressure tank, which switch do I base my PSI for the pressure tank?
And is the system designed correctly? I researched and found that most
systems have the storage tank and the pressure tank between the booster
pump and the water softener.
Sorry about being long winded, but I am through relying on others to fix
this. I have the ability, but need a boost in knowledge to do right.