We recently moved into a house with a well water/spetic tank system. Our
well water pump started acting up today and wouldn't pump. Out of
fustration I gave the pressure tank a couple of whacks and the system
started working OK.
However, the pressure on the tank now reads 120 PSI. Is this a normal
pressure? From what I've been reading online, it seems well water
systems should be around 40 - 60PSI? The guage reading the pressure is
attached to my pressure tank.
Couple of other notes:
After "whacking" my tank... the pipes no longer knock when water is
At 60 PSI, the Master Bedroom's tub facuet trickles out slowly
At 120PSI, the household water seems like municipal water
I believe we have a dug well around 300 - 350 feet deep
Pump/System is ~23 years old, but there is a Hydropneumatic tank
attached to the Pressure Tank that looks newer
In short - is 120PSI normal for a pressure tank? I can take a photo of
the pressure tank, water system if someone could help me out.
Lucas Tam ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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