05:41PM | 04/19/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
21 lifetime posts
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?


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


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

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?


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


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


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon