02:19PM | 07/21/06
Member Since: 07/20/06
1 lifetime posts
I have a well and have never had great pressure, but it has been worse for several months. I replaced the pressure guage and Pumptrol controller about three days ago, but no help. The new guage has only one adjustment screw and it doesn't seem to make any difference when I turn it. The pressure guage reads 42 and I've got 40 psi in the tank. I've emptied the water to prime the pump but still get nowhere. The pressure is good for about 30 seconds when I turn the water on and then it drops. The guage goes almost to 0 as soon as the water is turned on. Could the pump motor be bad? Help please!


05:13PM | 07/21/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Sounds like you have a water log tank or a if the tank has a bladder then the bladder is broken.

Try turning off the pump.

Then open a valve just long enough for the pressure to drop.

Then measure the pressure that the schrader valve fitting (tire valve fitting).

If it is low then pump it up with a tire pump.



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