PRIVATE WELL SYSTEM

MY PRIVATE WELL SYSTEM PUMP WILL ONLY SHUT ON AND OFF WHEN THERE IS 20# OF PRESSURE. WHEN I INCREASE TO 50# OF PRESSURE IT RUNS CONSTANTLY AND SOMETIMES LOSES PRIME. PLEASE HELP.
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Exactly. Most likely you have a leak somewhere between you air tank and your well pump or well pump. If you are losing your prime you might even have a bad foot valve (a check valve type thing) on your well pump end. First, is this a shallow dug well or a deep drilled well. Secondly, are you using a jet pump in your basement/structure or a submersible well pump.
If you give more details we might be able to give you some troubleshooting steps to narrow down your problem.
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snipped-for-privacy@BRICK.NET wrote:

Need more details as someone elso asked. Also, what are your pressure settings? The 'needing 20# pressure' sounds like you have a pressure switch with a low pressure cut-off. There is probably a lever or a button you have to push and hold until pressure builds past the 20#. The 'no shut off after 50# could be a bad pressure switch, a pump that won't build pressure past that point (worn out). Loss of prime says you have a leak somewhere in the pipe. Probably in the well, and most likely a bad foot valve (I am assuming you do not have a submersible pump).
Harry K
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