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Thread: Vibration and knocking / shaking from submersible well pump system

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    DIY Senior Member craigpump's Avatar
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    A lot of times adding air to a tank with a ruptured diaphram or bladder results in the system being loaded with all the sediment that has accumulated in the tank over the years.

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    Sorry about the delay, i actually replaced everything on 11/2/13. I did not get the csv due to time constraints. i did upgrade to a 44 gallon tank. I was unable to reuse any old parts except the gauge, all was frozen together and or wrong size. The stand pipe for the pressure switch was clean. I adjusted the switch so far the spring was not being touched, i could not make it closer than 30 psi swing, so i replaced it.

    The new system which runs 40/60 has much better pressure and runs far less. Even with the larger tank it only takes about 55 seconds to fill from 40 to 60 psi. I see a csv in my future. I still need to recover from the cost of brass! The water hammer is significantly reduced as well.

    I also took advantage of this time and re hung my well pipe. I chose to use pipe insulation and 1.5" plastic hangers. I can barely hear the hum now, and can no longer hear it upstairs at all.

    Thanks for all your help.
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpowers View Post
    Sorry about the delay, i actually replaced everything on 11/2/13.
    Did you install a new pump?

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    No. I guess not everything.

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    Should have put in a larger tank. Fewer and longer pump cycles equals extended motor life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpowers View Post
    I see a csv in my future.
    Better sooner than later.

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    I went from a a 20 gal to 44. Tried to get info from original installer, but no luck.

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