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Thread: 32 gallon 100 psi h2ow-to tank Not shutting off

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    Default 32 gallon 100 psi h2ow-to tank Not shutting off

    We just had a brand new h2ow-to tank put in about a month ago. We just noticed yesterday that it is constantly running with no demand from the house. My father in law is 86 and not able to take care of this himself.
    Would appreciate any kind of advise to help rule out any situation that could be happening.

    any help would be a God send..

    Thank You

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    If the pressure is not building to 50 or 60, which should shut off the pump, then you probably have a leak somewhere. If the pressure climbs high and the pump doesn't shut off, the little line to your pressure switch is probably clogged.

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    I am sorry I should have explained that although the tank is max 100psi it is set for 45psi. So would it be under the same concept that if it builds up to 45psi and does not shut off, that it could be a leak? and if so.. how can we rule out where the leak could be coming from?? thank you again so much

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    What is the pressure reading on the gauge when the pump will not turn off?

    Follow the procedure for setting the proper air pressure in the tank.

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/show...nk-Maintenance
    Last edited by cacher_chick; 03-06-2010 at 09:05 AM.

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    the reading when the pump wont shut off is 45psi

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    Do you know what the cut-on and cut-off pressures were when the pump operated normally? The AIR pressure in the tank has to be set to at least 2 psi LOWER than the cut-on pressure when the tank is empty of all water.

    Valveman is right in that you may have a leak which would likely be in the pump's drop pipe in the well.

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    It would cut on at 32 and cut off at 45
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    I would like to thank you all for your help.. My husband went out and checked the pressure switch, and found it was stuck ...

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