Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:05 am

A "lone" is apparently how my smartphone thinks LINE is spelled. Stupid phone.

Yes, the tanks come precharged but I think with even your car tires and everything else that is pressurized that over time they lose their pressure. Which is why I will be checking mine once a year now.

It's been about a week since fixing my well and things have been great. My pump runs maybe once a day now.
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:08 am

Rob R. wrote: .. It would be interesting to see what the cycle time would be with the pressure switch set at 40/60. If it doesn't change significantly I would just run 40/60 and enjoy more consistent water pressure. To each their own...

From 40 down to 28 gives me another 4 minutes of shower time. Might not be the best pressure, but if it makes my $400 pump last another 10 years, I'll deal with the low pressure. Small price to pay for us.
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:40 pm

Putting mine up to 26 lbs from 0 lbs has made an incredible difference. :D I still think they used to pre-charge the friggin things :mad: :clap: toothy
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:42 pm

freetown fred wrote:Putting mine up to 26 lbs from 0 lbs has made an incredible difference. :D I still think they used to pre-charge the friggin things :mad: :clap: toothy


Fred, there should be a sticker on the side of it that says what the precharge was set for at the factory. Or look on the internets but I'm pretty sure they are precharged. They probably lose that precharge over time though.
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:49 pm

I'd buy that if this bladder was more then the year old it is--& no I have no idea how long it was sitting in the warehouse. ;)
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:52 pm

freetown fred wrote:I'd buy that if this bladder was more then the year old it is--& no I have no idea how long it was sitting in the warehouse. ;)

whomever installed it should have checked and adjusted the pressure. If you paid to have it installed, loose their phone number. If you installed it, well, lesson learned....
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:54 pm

Oh yea, that woulda been this old farmer. :nana: toothy
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:39 pm

My tank is due to be replaced. I have to re charge the air pressure in the bladder every couple months or more. Also my pump is pulling some air and won't pressure up over 45 pounds. Used to hit 60 no problem. I've been investigating but I can't find where its pulling in the air.
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:41 pm

Back in the day, I believe the old glass-lined tanks came pre-charged ... if my brain is working correctly.
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:22 am

Amtrol pre-charges their tanks. At least according to their website and the cut sheet that came with my tank.
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:40 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Amtrol pre-charges their tanks. At least according to their website and the cut sheet that came with my tank.


Yes, but I always check them prior to installation and each one has been a little low...probably just some air lost in storage.
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:20 am

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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:08 am

oops...I used a tire gauge. I almost bought a dial gauge but didn't. It was $4 more expensive than the new tire gauge I bought. Oh...well.. :D
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Re: Well Pump Runs...CONSTANTLY....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:21 am

Yeah I don't even use tire gauges on tires. They're crap.

I've got a nice Winters dial gauge with an internal damper (eliminates need for liquid filling) that's accurate to within 1% of scale, 0-100 psi. I demand accuracy. :D
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