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Thread: Water surging and Water Pump Control Relay Short cycling

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    DIY Senior Member Reach4's Avatar
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    I suggest you post a photo. Does your tank look like one of these? http://www.wellmate.com/

    A pressure tank normally has only one water pipe connection, although that connection is often via a tee.

    Also, you say that the water pressure is 60+. Is it still that high when the pump turns on?

    If you turn the pump off, and then open a faucet, how about much water comes out of the tap before the pressure tank is down to 30 PSI or lower?

    Edit: On http://www.wellmate.com/en-US/produc...onnect-series/ I see this which seems to match the descripton:

    So that is a contact tank rather than a pressure tank. If that is what the OP describes, he must have a pressure tank somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigpump View Post
    The give away is the large nut on top of the tank. He has a Well Mate with a verticle air volume control..
    I have one of those. When the AVC fails, it fails in one of two ways, either it stops letting air out, or lets out too much of the air, if it lets out too much air, then it also leaks water out the vent. Water leaking from the vent should not go unnoticed but the OP made no mention of that.

    The position of the AVC inside the tank is about two thirds of the way down, so it cannot let all the air out. The only plausible explanation is that someone plugged the vent because water was leaking out and then over time the air got absorbed, waterlogging the tank. For that to happen, the airmaker would also have to fail or be disabled. Granted, that too happens whet people put a valve cap on the snifter.

    The big nut could also be where the replaceable bladder is inserted.

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    Ever try to change one of those "replaceable" bladders?

    It's easier to change the tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigpump View Post
    Ever try to change one of those "replaceable" bladders?

    It's easier to change the tank


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    LOL Never underestimate the frugality of a Yankee!

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