I replaced the pressure gauge. Running a few faucets, I watched the
pressure drop to 35, then the pump kicked and brought the pressure
quickly back to 55. With the faucets off, the pressure is steady at
I also cleaned the filter again. Still quite a bit of sand in the
bottom. It is a 2 micron carbon filter.
I also got the USGS report that the well company filed: Drilled
10/93, 282 ft depth, 6 in. diam., 70ft steel casing, 63 ft to bedrock,
no salt, water bearing zones are 160-275 ft, yield 10gpm tested via a
4 hr watch/bucket test, drilling method - air rotary, well log - top
soil 0-1; brown silty soil 1-15; fine sand 15-35; gray silty soil &
mica 35-63; gray schist(?) 63-230; gray white gneiss(?) 230-282.
We also have a radon issue in the house. Is it true that the carbon
filter will help with the radon issue? Since I'm fairly sure that the
filter is causing the problem with the pressure, why can't I move it
before the pressure tank? That way the system will still be filtered
and the pressure will be available (without a filter to pass through)
as soon as a faucet is opened?