I've fixed the immediate problem with my water tank and pump for the
deep well. However, the water flow seems very low. It takes 70-75
seconds to get a gallon of water, so the flow is less than 1 gallon
per minute. Shouldn't it be a lot higher than this?
Is that (70-75secs) at every outlet? If so then check : 1st assuming your tank
is at least 100+gals, if empty how long for pump to fill tank & shut off ?
Longer than 5-10 mins something's wrong w/ pump or intake.If pump fills tank
quickly then the problem will most likely be the shut off valve (close to tank)
or the check valve also close to the tank. either of those could be defective
or worn out. aalthough when pump shuts off, and your outlets are all closed if
the pressure gauge shows pressure droping then check valve foor sur is bad.
Doesn't mean a thing. As we determined earlier in the thread, your tank's
waterlogged, which means it already has way too much water in it. No big
surprise that it takes less than 2 minutes to fill it the rest of the way.
It's *supposed* to be pretty close to empty when the pump kicks on.
No. From what you've said previously, your pressures are just fine. I think
Harry may have hit the nail on the head when he suggested that a piece of the
broken bladder may be partially blocking the exit from the tank -- water would
readily enter, but not so readily exit.
You need a new tank. And they really aren't that hard to put in.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller) wrote in message
Yes, he does need more air unless I have lost something. Last I heard
he only has 11 psi in there, that is about 1/3-1/4 of what it should
be (around 40psi). His pump cycle rate will be way off optimum (I've
forgotten what his shut off pressue is).
Shut off the pump. Drain the tank. Pump it up to 40 psi. Turn on the pump.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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