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Marnie

05:41PM | 04/19/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
21 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We just purchased a house that has been winterized. We tried to turn on the water today and no luck. The house is 100+ years old, water source is well. We turned on the water pump let it run for about 3 minutes and nothing came out. Is there a main water valve that needs to be opened or do we need to run the pump for a certain amount of time?
Thanks!!!

Marnie

07:03PM | 04/22/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
21 lifetime posts
We figured out that we needed to prime the pump. Which we had no idea that we had to do. Also theres a gasket loose on the hose going into the pump. FYI

fragasaurus

05:01AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
Marnie,

Can you tell me what you had to do to prime your pump? I understand what it means and I've had to do it with hand pumps but I have a submerged well pump and I'm not sure I'd know what to do if I had the same problem. Is your pump not submerged?

Marnie

06:12AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
21 lifetime posts
Our pump is in the basement, so I can work on it directly. Basically, theres a nut on top of the pump, you pull of the nut and fill it with water until it overflows. Cap it then start it up. Its the same idea as a pool pump, you release all the air and then it runs like a champ. This is our first well, so this is all I can tell you. A submerged pump? I have no idea. Sorry

joed

06:57AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
A sumerged pump will never need to be primed. It is under water so it is always primed.
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