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    Question Help with our Well, Need advice please

    For that last few days, we have been noticing air in the pipes, and spurting/spitting faucets and toilets. If I place me ear near the well tank, I can hear what sounds like water running or air sucking, this continues even if I shut off the main valve after the tank towards the house. No obvious signs of leakage, and the pressure gauge has a steady reading of about 45, there is no excessive pump cycling that I've noticed either.


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    Ken, does it spit both cold and hot water? We get the spitting on hot water only. I'm fairly certain ours does it when the tank is used a lot. Not sure why, but I'm thinking it might be on it's last leg.

    Strike the question. I see where you said toilets.
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    Both Greg, I don't think this is a water heater issue.
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    I don't think it is either.

    Ear near the well tank. You talking bladder tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    For that last few days, we have been noticing air in the pipes, and spurting/spitting faucets and toilets. If I place me ear near the well tank, I can hear what sounds like water running or air sucking, this continues even if I shut off the main valve after the tank towards the house. No obvious signs of leakage, and the pressure gauge has a steady reading of about 45, there is no excessive pump cycling that I've noticed either.


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    Drilled in 2002, pump installed 2003
    If you have a pressure tank with a bladder I'd suspect that the bladder has a leak or has collapsed.
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    Do you have a separate water storage tank the well pumps into? Our well at our country house did the same thing when it was sanding in. We ended up drilling a new well.
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    You said the pump wasn't cycling more than normal. Pressure is normal?

    Can you check the pressure in your air tank? Some you can, others you can't. There will be a tire valve on top if you can. The air tank has to be valved out and have no water pressure applied to it to be checked.
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    Our bladder on the pressure tank went out a couple of years before the well went out. With the bladder bad the pump cycled excessively. My irrigation well at home cycles excessively when I need to add air to the tank. It has no bladder. Neither one gave an air sound at the user end when it was a pressure tank problem. I got the air sound when the well pump itself could not draw enough water to keep up with what the well pump was trying to draw. I hope this makes sense.
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    I do have a pre-charged pressure tank with a bladder, and it does have a schrader/air valve on top. Will have to research how and check the air in in tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    You said the pump wasn't cycling more than normal. Pressure is normal?

    Can you check the pressure in your air tank? Some you can, others you can't. There will be a tire valve on top if you can. The air tank has to be valved out and have no water pressure applied to it to be checked.
    45 PSI is normal I think...
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