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    Default shallow well pump problems HELP

    I have a dug well that is brick-lined. It is 3 ft in diameter and about 25 feet deep. A pipe runs down into the water and into the house to a pump. I have lived here three yearsand this is my 4th pump...and now it is acting up! It is coming on every 45 - 50 secs... without any water being used. When it comes on, it is only on for a second or two. The pump is getting really hot. Any suggestions? PLEASE HELP... need to know what is causing this and what i can do to fix it!

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    Your tank is waterlogged and you are buying cheap pumps. Get a good bladder tank, a good pump and a Cycle Stop Valve and your troubles will be over.

    bob...

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    Good tutorials on pumps and wells:
    www.peekspump.com (Ron "Pumpman" Peeks)
    www.jessstryker.com (Jess Stryker's Irrigation site)
    Mike

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    What happened to Ron's website, it's gone!

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    He must have missed a web hosting payment...

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