OK, recently purchased and moved into previously owned home with well and
Just backwashed the filter for the first time by opening the handle valve.
Shut the valve, water pressure problem solved. New problem - very slow
steady drip at the backwash valve.
Is there a simple solution or is it call the plumber time?
Depends. If it is the packing, you will want to try tightening the nut on
top. If it is the valve dripping from the outlet, there may be some crap
stuck in there. Open it and let it flush, then close again. If that does
not fix it, a new washer is needed. Simple fix, but the water must be turned
What type of filter gets backwashed? Most residential filters are just
replaceable elements. I don't think I want my drinking water passed through
a backwash type of filter.
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