08:59AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 07/01/07
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I have a shallow well used for watering the lawn . It has very low pressure. Can anyone give any ideas about how I can fix this?

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09:48AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Ome pump like that that I had had an adjustment onit for adjusting the pressure, but it had limited range.

Have you put a pressure guage on it? What does it read with the sprinkers? What does it read deadheaded (without any sprinkers)?

How many and what type of sprinkers are you running at one time?

Low deep is the pickup?

Are you pumping up hill and if so how much higher.

In general you need to use fewer/smaller sprinklers or install a larger pump.


09:58AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 07/01/07
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Hi Bill,

I bought a bigger pump. I am running up a small hill with 2 sprinkler heads on . I do not have a pressure gauge that will be my next step. Sure hope I can get this thing working properly. Thank You for your response. Sheila

Gary Slusser

10:17AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 02/17/04
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Without a pressure gauge, you can't tell if you have low pressure or not. The problem is low flow, not enough water. It could be you have to adjust the pressure switch for more pressure, or there is something wrong with the pump, or you needed the larger pump you bought (probably larger by the gpm rating instead of hp), or there is less water in the well this year than previously on'on.

So get a pressure gauge installed and see what pressure you have with the sprinklers running (dynamic pressure). Then go from there.


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