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mnewbern

05:58AM | 09/09/07
Member Since: 09/08/07
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I live in the country and get water via a well. The water comes out in jerky motions with a lot of noise, what could my probelm be? I was thinking it was air in the pipes but from all I have read, air should not be the problem. Please help me.

Marilyn

Billhart

06:17AM | 09/09/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
A well can produce water with air in it if there is a leak in the suction side.

Also noisy water can be caused by a "something loose" in the flow of water. Usually a loose washer. It can vary from a bang--bang to a machine gun sound to a whistle.

But on a well system there is another possibility.

You have a water logged pressure tank or if it is a bladder tank the blader has busted.

Go to the tank where the pressure switch is at. Listen to it when the water system is making this noise.

You will hear a constant clicking on and off of the pressure switch if it is a tank problem.

FredDo

03:00AM | 09/12/07
Member Since: 09/11/07
1 lifetime posts
Recently I replaced our old water pressure tank with a bladder tank. When the well pump turns on it is very noisy and a vibration is felt in the floor. When the pump turns off there is a clanking noise. If I close the main water valve (ball valve) the noise and vibration are significantly reduced and there is no clanking noise when the pump turns off.

When the old water tank was in place, we never noticed when the pump turned on. Now with the new bladder tank in place, no matter what part of the house you’re in, you definitely know when the pump turns on.

Has anyone run into this before, and is there anything that can be done to reduce the noise and vibration?

mnewbern

08:26AM | 09/12/07
Member Since: 09/08/07
3 lifetime posts
Mine is more like air coming through the pipes. The water comes out is squirts. The noise comes when after the water squirts out.

Marilyn

mnewbern

08:30AM | 09/12/07
Member Since: 09/08/07
3 lifetime posts
I remember hearing my father mention this problem but I don't remember what he did to take care of the problem. What do I need to do?

Marilyn

roger200x

06:08PM | 09/12/07
Member Since: 09/11/07
5 lifetime posts
You should unhook the preddure side og you pump and see if the pump is outting out the proper water, mine isnt, it only puts out half of the pipe diameter then surges to full... read my post its up like 1 or 2

Im having almost same problem surging water that rattles the pipes, etc

Roger
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