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Spring Hookup
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Gunner    Posted 07-16-2004 at 12:19:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have a holding tank that is gravity fed by a spring - Did some road work and had to dig up the pipe leading from the spring to the holding tank. Problem is, after rehooking up the pipe there's no water flow - Does this need to be primed some how? Always had good year round flow from the spring and the pipe was put back where it came from

Mike in tn    Posted 07-16-2004 at 14:17:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you only dug up part of your pipe you may have disloged some settlements in the pipe. If it is black roll plastic pipe and you put a connector in it, it will aleays be a potential place for a block due to the smaller diameter of the fitting. Had a crawfish or two stuck in the connector myself before.

rhouston    Posted 07-16-2004 at 13:07:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
vapor lock type of thing. you have a low spot and a high spot in the pipe water gets trapped between the spots and gravity isn't enough to force the air through. BTDT

Gunner    Posted 07-17-2004 at 09:50:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks - The garden hose up the tail pipe did the trick! She's runnin' again-

rhouston    Posted 07-16-2004 at 13:09:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
forgot to mention you can temporarily fix bu putting the garden hose on the upper end and force the water through. If the spring is low it will happen again soon. you need to fix how the pipe is layed.

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