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Thread: Goulds tank runs at constant pressure 22psi

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    Question Goulds tank runs at constant pressure 22psi

    New to wells and pressure tanks.

    My Goulds v250 tank (with Dswitch pressure switch) runs at 22psi constantly. No matter how long I run faucets or how many I open at the same time, the pressure gauge reads 22. I can't even tell if it's clicking on/off. I hear nothing--no clicks, no water inside the tank... In fact, I'm not even sure that the tank is even filling properly.

    Incidently, the water pressure from in the house is decent, so long as the washing machine isn't running or someone doesn't flush a toilet while you're taking a shower.

    This ain't normal is it? I'm afraid the tank is not working properly and my well pump is constantly running.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Either you have a constant pressure pump drive or the pressure gauge does not work or you have a CSV hiding in your plumbing.

    If the pump is not jogging on and off you need not worry too much or too soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_d
    No matter how long I run faucets or how many I open at the same time, the pressure gauge reads 22.
    Quote Originally Posted by raucina
    or you have a CSV hiding in your plumbing.
    As hard sell as the CSV salesmen are, I don't believe even they would stoop low enough to sell one that regulates at 22 psi.

    So I suspect the pressure gauge is stuck at 22, try tapping it, if it goes up, buy a new one... oh heck just go buy a new one, clean out the tube that it fits into while you're at it.

    Rancher

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    I agree, get a new gauge. That's the cheapest item in the string. Then see if the pump is turning on and off with water usage. If not, we don't know for sure what's going on either.

    bob...

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