Air in water lines, well not dry, please help!!!

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Topic by cwdance1 posted 05-14-2010 01:45 AM 6114 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2010 01:45 AM

I have a shallow well but it is not run out of water. Not sure what the problem is but its been going on sence last fall. We have had allot of rain this spring but still getting allot of air in the water lines.



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05-15-2010 01:38 AM

I would suggest that even though the well may have water in it, the pump will “pump down” the water that is there. That’s why pumps are usually set well below the water line (table).

It sounds to me like the pump is pumping water, but, the water is not being replaced fast enough. When the level starts to go below the pump, the pump starts sucking in some air.

I suppose it’s possible that you may have to go deeper into the well.

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05-17-2010 06:12 AM

Yep. I’m no plumber, but seems like you’ve got three places for air to get introduced into the line, and the most likely is that you’re drawing water from the well faster than it can get replenished.

Sometimes you have to drill your well deeper than just finding water in order to have a reservoir in the well so that you can pull a bunch of water from it, let it replenish, and so forth.

The other two places would be a leak between the pump and the tank, such that when your pump shut off water drained back into the well and pulled air into the lines then, so you have air in the line at the beginning of your pump cycle, and something wrong internal to the tank so you’re getting air there.

But, as I said, I’m just another internet yahoo playing “best guess”.

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07-03-2010 04:15 PM

Go watch your pressure switch on your pump electric section. There should be a gauge. . do it cycle or does it hold steady? Make sure no one is using water and just stand and watch it for 10 minutes. Is your pump a jet pump or a submersible? You should have a pressure tank, Deptress the shrader valve slightly and see if you get a “spoot” of water or air. Christy Hicks

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12-22-2012 09:47 AM

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