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    My pump comes on a lot with no water running. There are no leaks in the house. I'm told the most common problem is that the bladder loses air. I have a Gould model V60 . How can I find out the proper amount of air to put in. Thanks

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    There is a sticky that explains it in detail.

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/show...nk-Maintenance

    That said, you must still be losing some water somewhere for the pump to come on.

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    If the pump cycles when no water is being run, it is a sure sign of a leak. The leak can be anywhere between the pump and the fixtures in the house.

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    If you are sure no water is running then it is probably the check valve leaking back.

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    Thanks for the replies. Is the check valve on the line. Or on the pump itself?

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    Could be either or both. What kind of pump do you have, above ground jet pump or submersible?

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    Not sure of the make. Although I think it's a golds. It's sub

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    The pump has a check valve, and it is pretty common for he installer to place another in the drop pipe.
    It is also very possible that the drop pipe or lateral line is leaking, particularly if it is galvanized pipe.

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    It looks like the pitless adaptor is bad. Thanks for all the help. This site is very informative!

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