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Fortunately, we have several sources of naturally occurring water nearby. Reply: Walt your description suggests that there is a problem with the well flow rate (low flow into the well) or well piping (such as a leak out). The well has been there since 1973 when my wife’s parents bought the property and built their house. References RootsWeb: Well Trouble Shooting Plumbing Pro: Well Pumps Promoted By Zergnet Comments Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Source

It sends most people here into a panic....lol Travis 12-16-08,06:55 PM #3 swooper Member Join Date Dec 2008 Posts 36 Since your submersible pump is far underground, it will never freeze Expand» Details Details Existing questions More Tell us some more Upload in Progress Upload failed. Good news. Recently, when we turn on a faucet, the water will stop flowing for about a minute and then start flowing again. http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=814920

I believe that I had gotten the main line thawed and it did not feel frozen anymore but I was never able to even get a trickle of water. The company, which we were reluctant to used, ran the well at 15 gallons per minute in an attempt to run it dry. Please help!

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  • I'm wondering in deep deep freeze -40 what are the problems with wells...are there ways around it.
  • He can kiss my butt.
  • I checked the air pressure in the tank and it is 20 pounds.
  • If the pump is not wired directly but is being controlled through the pressure switch then the switch may not be turning on the pump.
  • Reply: I can't understand the situation from just this note; you need an onsite expert.

Reply: I suspect that either your pump was damaged by running dry or a safety switch in the system requires manual re-set. I see that you blew out the line from the well pumb to the break but what about past the break? Cass, Jan 14, 2007 #4 speedbump New Member Joined: Jul 15, 2005 Occupation: Water well and pump tech. For a long haul situation, we couldn't store enough fuel to run a generator to run the pump.

All rights reserved. Question: my well pump has been running more often that it should and has been louder ... Any ideas on what to try next? (June 12, 2014) Jay said: Had good water pressure then turned on one of the zones for sprinkler which had leak in line which http://terrylove.com/forums/index.php?threads/frozen-well-pressure-tank-system-help.10637/ Back then, that was enough testing for us. :) Times have changed.

Meanwhile leave the system off. For example I've found air leaks into piping (and thus potentially loss of prime) when a hose clamp on plastic piping at joints was not quite tight. Reply: Commonly sprinkler systems run into a low well flow rate problem, especially in dry weather or when the water table is lower at your well. just the device itself not running new wires? 18 answers The ceiling fan has power but the lights don't turn on and the blades don't spin when I pull the chains.???

If all else fails you know what happens next. http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-186778.html You can only upload files of type PNG, JPG, or JPEG. The small plastic hose that goes to the pump is how it senses water pressure. Call a plumber, good luck.

But the water lines can freeze if they are not low enough in the ground. http://protectfileapps.com/well-pump/well-pump-not-turning-on.html why would a one yr old pump's impeller be worn and wobbling? Lee KarenBC08-18-2010, 06:29 PMHi Canuck, I live with a 275' deep bored well, with the pump down in it, and the pressure tank inside the house in the basement to draw Use heat tape to attach the material or insulation around the pipes and to keep it secured.

Reply: Anon if a pump motor runs but no water is delivered there are several different directions of possible expanation: no water in the well Loss of prime in the system Hope it thaws out fast for you! Keep in mind that as your well ran out of water, it's quite possible, even likely depending on how much water was run before it ran out (you should give me have a peek here From the well to the house the pipes are buried in the ground below the freeze line.

I hope not. Where county water system lines are run, hookup is required and the wells on the property are comdemed for household use. I don't mind that it is fairly "hard" - calcium does build up on the kettle and shower heads - but vinegar takes care of that.

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Especially if that's a new condition. YOu may not have done anything wrong. The well pump is 1/2 horsepower. If the temps drop down to low teens we add supplemental heat via a a flood light bulb.

This has been going on for more then a year. Is there any point in insulating it while it is still possibly frozen (i.e. The pump works fine but is not pulling any water. http://protectfileapps.com/well-pump/how-to-tell-if-well-pump-is-bad.html My challenge is locating the well as the prior owners didn't have a clue and the bushes have grown extensively to where the logical location would be.

it makes it easier to prime the pump when I put it in the river in the spring.