02:41PM | 08/15/05
Member Since: 08/14/05
1 lifetime posts
My pump is going on even when no one is running water. I went around the entire house and can't find any leaks. I checked outside faucets and they are ok. Any suggestions?? I put a new point in and new pump about 5 years ago so I don't think that is the problem.


05:05AM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
I would say your check valve is leaking back to the well. Instead of holding the water in the system, the check valve is allowing small amounts of water to flow backwards. This lowers the pressure in the system and turns on the pump.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.

Gary Slusser

09:07AM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 02/17/04
113 lifetime posts
I agree and will add that any leak in the plumbing from the pump in the well, assuming a submersible pump, or foot valve for a jet pump system, to the pressure tank will cause the problem also.

Shut off the water past the pressure tank and watch to see if the pressure still falls. If so, then the leak is on the well side of the system. If not, then the leak is on the house side and you should suspect toilets first.


Quality Water Associates


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