I'm a newbie to this forum so please bear with me.
I have installed a new sprinkler system. I ran it yesterday for about an hour (at about 12 gpm) and then water flow stopped. The booster pump had stopped running and the pressure gauge showed "0". I switched it off for about an hour. When I turned it back on it kicked back in like nothing had happened. I am looking for advice before I start troubleshooting.
Here is the configuration: My well pump feeds a very large (about 5000 gal) holding tank which feeds the booster pump (an existing 2hp pump) that feeds a pressure tank (set to 60/75 psi).
When I turn on the sprinklers the pressure tank draws down and the pressure stabilizes at about 55psi which runs the sprinklers at 12 gpm quite nicely.
My uneducated guess is that the pump overheated and after it had time to cool down ran again?? I don't know how old the pump is (came with the property). Is this usual?
The second possibility is that there is a problem with the holding tank - that it is not filling and the pump ran dry, but that somehow seems less likely to me.