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    We share a well with one neighbor. We have our own pressure tank and the neighbor recently installed a new pressure tank. Since then when the pump kicks in a very loud noise vibrates through our home (sounds like a small plane is going to land on the roof!). The water pipe coming into our home to our pressure tank vibrates. What can we do to eleviate the noise? Better yet what is causing the noise/vibration?

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    Check to see if his tank is pressurized to the same PSI that your is and that his pressure switch is also set the same. Does a single pump supply both tanks?

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    I'll check on the PSI. One pump in the well for both homes.

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    Is there a check valve at your tank?
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    My husband said both pressure tanks are set the same. No check valve on either pressure tank.

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    I'm thinking there may be some air getting into the system from the well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palecek View Post
    My husband said both pressure tanks are set the same. No check valve on either pressure tank.
    Then you may have water hammer or air or methane in the water or you need a check valve or... a loose stop valve washer or a gate valve making noise.
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    I am guessing your house is a few feet higher in elevation than the neighbors? So the same air pressure in both tanks means the bladder in your tank is hitting bottom before or just as the pump starts. Let a little air out of your tank and see if that doesn’t help.

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