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  1. Shallow jetpump with airtank, runs near empty before pump runs

    I had to depressurize and drain the system to replace a leaky drain spigot on the bottom pipe running from my airtank. I pressurized the air tank to 38psi as part of the refill and priming process,...
  2. The T is on the inlet pipe side of the pump

    I replaced the union and added the T and PVC pipe on the inlet

    I put this T on the inlet, since the horizontal pipe out to my well has to be primed, the T is there to pour the water in.

    Note:...
  3. Foot valve probably bad, T is on 1-1/2" inlet side, to fill well line

    Since the beginning of my pump swap I was concerned that the gurgle I heard when I undid the union on the inlet meant the water was running back into the well

    In my priming the well inlet line and...
  4. Shallow well pump,air in water,put T on inlet last week

    Hi
    I have posted here earlier for help with replacing my Shallow well Jet pump. After many posts and fixes I seem to have learned how to solder pipes, replace PVC fittings and adjust my pressure...
  5. Sears Shallow pump replaced, T on Inlet, pressure over 60PSI

    Hi

    I did the steps you advised about replacing the inlet pipe with a new T and some PVC pipe to remove the leaky union, it seems to have worked, I do not hear air leaks in my pump when it is off....
  6. The suction line union, seems a must have, anything else?

    Well, the union at the inlet side is there since the horizontal line out to the well has to primed with some water to fill it enough to get suction up from the well pipe, I think it was placed there...
  7. Sears Shallow jet pump replaced, air bubbles in water

    Ok

    the never ending well pump repair job has grown ever more interesting

    I now have good water pressure but am finding lots of bursts from air bubbles in my lines when I run the water. I can...
  8. Its fixed, have to replace faulty spigot on bottom of air tank

    I found the leak was coming out thru a bad spigot valve on the tank side of the pump, its attached to a hose going outside that i failed to see until last night

    I closed the hose, the pump built...
  9. All fixed now, broken spigot on tank was hooked to hose outside

    In a stroke of luck I walked outside and noticed a hose running in the yard that is attached to the lower pipe coming from the tank and pump. This pipe has a water spigot to drain the tank, then hose...
  10. You are correct, a hidden spigot leak closed and now we hit cutoff at 60 thank you

    I went for a walk to see where the end of the hose was thats attached to a spigot at the bottom of the air tank

    the hose was open and spilling

    i closed the tap and deduced the spigot on the...
  11. Latest findings, still no idea

    I REPRIMED THE PUMP, IT TOOK 30 MINS TO GET IT GOING, I GOT WATER PRESSURE BACK AND FILLED A BUNCH OF BUCKETS AND BOTTLES AND TOOK A QUICK SHOWER The pressure in the airtank when no water was in it...
  12. thinking about possible things that happened.....

    thank you for your experienced evaluations and direction.

    I got to thinking last night about what could have possibly changed since the other day when I first replaced the pump and things were...
  13. Sears Shallow jet pump replaced, now it never stops

    Hi I had the post from earlier about changing my shallow well jet pump for a new one, and I did manage to swap the units and resolder the copper pipes. I have a 3/4HP Sears Hydroglass Shallow Jet...
  14. can I use some type of Flex pipe on the input side?

    so If I wanted to remove the plastic PVC union and pipes on the suction side and replace them...is there a grade of flexible 1-1/2 or 2 inch tube that is qualified to use on the suction side?

    I...
  15. The plastic pump is what was there, so another one seemed right etc

    Hi

    I too wondered about why the pump housing was plastic, and why it cracked, I think the stress on the housing from the input pipe has something to do with it, so I will attempt to rectify that...
  16. Bob, I do have a valve on the discharge, the PVC does look crooked

    Bob

    Thank you for the reply and advice, I feel a lil better about trying it now

    2 notes to your reply:

    A: there IS a valve on the output pipe from the pump to the house.
    Thinking I will...
  17. Swap Sears shallow well pump for new one, questions

    I found a crack in the plastic pump housing on my Sears 3/4HP jet Hydroglass Shallow well pump, there was a slow trickle drip that isnt getting better, so I bought a new pump exactly like it #25188...
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