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IowayBoy    Posted 02-28-2003 at 19:02:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Cycles on and off.flow surges.thinkin pressure tank waterlogged.Shut power off,drained water lines,no improvement.I forget,do i need to blow the water out of tank w/compressor,turn power back on?Or pump pressure up to 40 then turn on.Haven't had this problem for a while,forgot how to fix it.

Lazy Al    Posted 03-01-2003 at 04:25:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it's a precharged tank with a blatter in it
and it's water logged there might be a hole in
the blatter Had to replace mine last year .
Still under the five year warrenty by six months , the one I have now is a wellrite made made by Flexcon . I think the old one was too

dave    Posted 05-26-2004 at 09:13:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a well rite tank made by flex con could be 10 years old is there a way to test the air pressure? the red cap on top states do not remove and the black one I not sure what it's for?

rhudson    Posted 02-28-2003 at 20:43:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello, does your tank empty of water when the pump is kept from running with a drain valve open? if so just let the tank completely empty, shut off draining valves and restart pump. i think bladder types are precharged to 1 or 2 psi BELOW starting pressure on your PE switch. as an alternate, i guess you could cut pump off, open a drain valve and slowly apply air pressure to the tank until air is exhausted through the open drain valve. shut off air and the drain valve and restart pump. its pretty rough on a pump to let it cycle on and off like its doing.

IowayBoy    Posted 02-28-2003 at 21:28:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Durn,did'nt mention,got one auto.Cattl waterer and three hydraunts outside.Thanks,folks,tomorrow........

Willy-N    Posted 02-28-2003 at 21:08:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are correct on that most tanks are shipped with 28-30 psi precharged blader, you made me go into my books to double check. I want to correct the information on the sniffer it is used to let air out of the system so it stays a constant level in the tank for wells that can put a little air into the tank when pumping. But water also can remove air from the tank when in use and cause water log. Mark H.

Mike D. been there- found this    Posted 02-28-2003 at 20:21:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
On our pump & pressure tank- it cycled off and on like crazy. I was about to replace the tank thinking it was water logged. Shut it off and drained it. Decided to change the manifold and re-plumb the works. Came to the pressure switch, took the cover off of it so I could unhook the wires. Guess what? The contact points were broken. New switch- system was back to new. Take a look and see if that is what your problem is. Worth a peek. Good luck to you.

IowayBoy    Posted 02-28-2003 at 20:42:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I never thought of that.It's relatively ew.Will check it out.The old one(years ago) took an occasional gentle tap on the housing.

Ha!    Posted 02-28-2003 at 22:19:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds too durn familiar. We'd just give that gray plastic cover a tap or two ourselves. I hope this will solve it. But if it don't, I hope you get it solved another way, and easy too. Best of luck. Let us all know what worked out. Regards- Mike D.

Willy-N    Posted 02-28-2003 at 19:51:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
If your presure tank is the bladder type you need to check and see if it got a hole in it. You do this by when the pump has the tank presured up let the air out and see if it has water in the bag if so you need a new tank or blader put in. If it just leaked out the valve re presure it to a few pound less then cut off when the system is drained down to a trickle. If it is the type that uses air only run the water down to allmost a trickle and pump air into the tank up to around 25 psi for a 30 psi on 40 psi cut off. This way when you recharge the system you will have enought air in the system to push most of the water out when it is needed. You need a air space in the top of the tank to stop rapid cycling of the pump. Mark H.

IowayBoy    Posted 02-28-2003 at 20:15:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Thanks.No bladder,thanks for advice.Dangit,this has happened before.Forgot how i fixed it.Will tie into it tomorrow.

Willy-N    Posted 02-28-2003 at 20:34:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
The ones will water log with out the bladder once in a while on a normal basis. There is a device call a sniffer to inject a little air into the system when the water gets to high in the tank. I had a system like you had. Just checked it once in a while when the tank sweat and I could see the level in it when presurized. It was a 150 gal tank so it would go a long time between Water Logs. The water absorves the air in the tank when being filled and emptied. One of the fun things having your own water system. Mark H.

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