It is probably the dreaded "galvanized tank waterlogging" but it is easy to fix. You need to drain the galvanized tank and pressure it with air to 2 psi less than the START pressure of the pressure switch. After that it will work like a bladder tank until the air becomes dissolved in the water.Originally Posted by rolandm
You should be able to survive Kentucky frost by covering the pipe with a generous stack of straw. Now if the pump is up in Michigan where I used to live, and they used the Kentucky version of insulation, then you will have a problem.
PS: How does one become a "former uncle"?