We know one problem in the gauge on the holding tank and possibly the pressure switch. From what I was told this is what controls the pump on and off and would explain how one minute we have pressure and the next we dont. We are going to change out the gauge and see what the accurate reading is then if we need to change out the pressure switch. If that dont solve the problem we may have to dig the line from the house to the well (only about 30 ft from house to well) to check for leaks... If thats not it than I guess we will have to get a well guy out here to check for water quantity.
Originally Posted by ballvalve
I can't see that well being that low; it is on a natural spring but you never know. The reason the other pump went out was because there was a leak in the line one of the home owner neglected to fix and the pump was ran to death and eventually quit.
This is why; since the well is on our property, we installed our own pump and electricity and had them to install their own- best solution for everyone. Now we are all responsible for our own, of course, I would never have a shared well this was done prior to our purchase and we got such a good deal we didnt care if we had to eventually dig our own well.
That 5hp pump was massive and we pulled it ourself (which we were told couldn't be done) but we did it and installed and wired our own pump in.
I really think our problem is in that tank (I hope) and if we fix the gauge and pressure switch the pressure will be right. We dont run out of water- it is just high to low to no to high to low pressure (as if the pump dont know what to do). If this is not it than I will have to get a pump guy out here to help me.