We have a deep well. A few months ago we started having problems with
it. We got a well company (that I have used before) to come out. The
replaced the tank (leaking diaphragm) and put a check valve near the
well. There is a metal pipe coming from the well and going to the
house and a PVC pipe that comes up and branches. One branch goes to
the metal pipe and the other goes to a spiquet (sp?). They put the
check valve in the PVC pipe (and after that the spiquet would not
work). I paid the bill promptly.
But we were still getting air in the line so I called them back. This
time they determined that there was a leak in the drop pipe in the
well and replaced it. That fixed the problem and I promptly paid that
Sometime after that we noticed that the PVC pipe was leaking where
they put in the check valve. I called them back and they took out the
check valve. Today I got a bill for that visit, saying that the check
valve was bad and I "don't need it now".
If I don't need the check valve now, did I need it when they put it
in? The only thing that has changed since then is that they replaced
the drop pipe in the well.
From my perspective, it seems like they charged me to put in a part I
didn't need, which turned out to be defective, and they want to charge
me again to take it back out.
I called them about 4PM today and asked. The person said that he
understood what I was saying and would get back to me (but so far he
Does this check valve issue make sense? Am I right?