|Judy in NC ||
Posted 08-18-2004 at 12:49:16
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I replaced the foot valve, strainer, and pipe (with schedule 80 black pvc).
I reinstalled everything, primed the system through my municipal supply. (backfed water into the tank up to 50 # pressure - pressure regulator is a 30/50) I then shut off the municipal suppy, plugged in the pump, turned on a faucet, and the pump did not turn on right away (of course it shouldn't until the pressure went down to 30#) When the pump did come on, the pressure gauge needle jerked wildly back and forth, mainly centered over about 20 #, but the pressure kept falling on down to 10, and lower while the pump was still running.
So for some reason it still does not seem to be pumping quite as it should - it is obviously pumping some, but not enough to build the pressure. I am thinking I'm still getting air somewhere, but can't possibly figure where. I replaced the gasket between the pump and the ejector, and I teflon-taped the other joints.
I am definitely getting water pressure at the prime bolt now - I was getting NONE before.
What should I look for now? :-(
Judy in NC