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Water woes
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Pitch    Posted 01-18-2003 at 07:29:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Woke up this morning to no water! It was cold last nite about seven below. I check the pressure gauge and it said zero pulled the cover of the well, water was not frozen and pitless adapter is 4 or five feet down.I tapped on the pressure switch nothing. (I have a buried tank and the pessure switch, guage and supply pipe are in an unheated crawl space) There is a functioning heat tape and insulation around the supply line. I then decided to bypass the pressure switch to make sure that it was'nt pump failure. after gathering tools and supplies I went to start work and lo and behold the guage said 40 lbs. just like it should. Question sticky pressure switch ,a piece of crap or ice in the switch or what? The pressure switch is mounted on a 4" 1/4" nipple which is not freeze protected. I am thinking maybe ice in there. any guesses or suggestions would be appreciated.

JoeK    Posted 01-18-2003 at 08:20:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Similar problem with remote switch in bitter cold yrs back,I put in a live pigtail socket and a 7or10Watt bulb,taped it along nipple with a coffee can adapted as cover..kept nipple from freezin all winter.

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