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    Default Please help this even the professional couldnt figure it out...Have video

    I have listed this anther forum but not getting any luck.....heres he video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CetfN4G8pTQ

    Heres what has been done....the pressure switch has been changed..the line to the pressure switch has been changed. The tank was water logged but has to drained and filled to 28lb. I dont know what else it could be i have a water softner, and a tall thing...iron remover...i have no clue what its called it has a backwash and a timer... PLEASE HELP! i paid 60.00 for a professional and after an hour he told me to see if itll work its way out. LOL... but no it hasnt. Im afraid if i call him he'll say i need a new pump just to "take care" of the problem...

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    Wow.

    That's what happens when you either don't have a tank, the tank is totally waterlogged or someone put a valve between the pump and tank and closed it. By the way, your motor is a gonner if you let it keep doing that.

    Did this "Pro" have an air compressor with him to blow out the tank and add the air pressure? It took him an hour to change a switch??? Did he do anything to the tank. Just so you know, changing the switch won't cure the problem.

    bob...

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    i changed the switch.It didnt take a hour. 10 min...
    Yes he completely emptied the tank of water. He used my air compressor, his didnt work. I where would this valve be? no he did do anything to the ank expect empty it and put 28lb of pressure in it. I will get another video of the whole setup....ill post it tommorow....

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    If its not the tank or a valve,i'll have to bet you have a clogged fitting somewhere between the pump and the tank.

    SAM

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    do you have a bladder tank or the other kind?

    could it be a bad check valve or foot valve?

    if the tank is set at 28 pounds then that means you should have a 30-50 switch.

    is a leak somewhere?
    rshackleford

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    Have you checked tto see if the tank is full of water again?

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    I know a couple of pump guys just like yours. I don't imagine you will be wanting their phone numbers.

    So it took this guy an hour to empty your tank with your air compressor. He didn't say anything about the pump motor hammering off and on like a vibrator and charged you then left? I would lose his number too.

    Hopefully the new pic or video will show us what's going on.

    bob...

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    well heres the 2nd video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_EyeenUdbo
    No he kept trying different things and kinda just gave up... He told me to call him if it kept happening will monday im going to call him. I didnt waste 60.00. Unless i can figure it out i will then ask for a refund.

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    No offense, but if your looking for a career in film making, "don't quit your dayjob"

    It looks like you did your tank shopping at a big box store. I saw a valve, but couldn't tell if it was a hose bibb or a gate valve between the pump and tank. I'm not really sure, I'm still kind of dizzy.

    So if it's not a gate valve between the pump and tank that is closed. Either your tank is completely full of water or it has more air pressure in it than the pressure the pump is shutting off at. There is nowhere for the water to go while the pump is making pressure and that's why the switch is hammering like that.

    Do yourself a favor, eat the $60.00 and call a real pro. This guy is a moron.

    bob...

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    hmmmm... the switch is a 20-40 and i told him that. I replaced it with the same thing as before the old one was a 20-40. he said i should have got a 30-50 but could "adjust it" yeah i no im not the best filmer i checked the pressure. it was holding air but my guage was crappy and could get a good reading. So could it be the switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatz18
    I replaced it with the same thing as before the old one was a 20-40.
    If your switch is 20-40 why is the pressure up around 50?

    Quote Originally Posted by jpatz18
    ( i checked the pressure. it was holding air but my guage was crappy and could get a good reading. So could it be the switch?
    How did you check the pressure, did you turn off the pump and drain the tank?

    This just started happening, right? I don't see a gate valve before the tank, so I would pull the pump apart and clean out all the orifices tubes etc. especially to the pressure switch, because that's whats seeing the water hammer.

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    he adjusted it to be 50 i dont know why i told him it was a 20-40.

    no i didnt drain the tank should i have to check the pressure?

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    If you don't drain the tank all you are measuring is the water pressure, it should match what is on the guage (or close), when you drain the tank you are measuring the pressure in the bladder, if there is none, that is the problem.

    Rancher

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    could try a gage snubber on the the pressure switch,

    http://www.okcc.com/PDF/Pressure%20Snubber%20pg.42.pdf

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    Buy a new pressure switch. Shutoff the pump and drain down system. Check the pressure tank for correct air pressure for switch you want to use. Pressure should be 2# lower than the rated cut in pressure of the switch. Install the new switch. Turn on pump. If pressure fluctuates again shut off pump, drain down system and pull pressure tank and see if it is water logged. Be sure all valves are open while pressurizing system.

    I suspect the pressure tank has a problem.

    If you open a faucet when the pressure gauge is bouncing what happens?

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