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No Water

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Posted by Bill on January 26, 2005 at 19:18:36 from (

Just moved to the country and we are having a problem with our well. We lost water in the house, turned off the pump and called for help.
We were told that either the seal was bad in the pump (Gould Deep Well Jet Pump) that is less than a year old or the foot valve had gone out.
He took the pump apart and ruled that out. We pulled the valve and replaced it. We are 30ft down in the water of a 450ft well. The pressure in the pump will build up to 50 psi, but when you open the valve to the house and start to draw water the the pressure starts to drop and the water runs out. It seems like the tank is not filling up with water. The tank is the only thing left to replace. Before we lost our water I had noticed several weeks before that the pump would come on run for 5 seconds or so and shut off, wait a few minutes and do it again. We have a bladder tank. How do you know when a bladder tank goes bad. Also we have an extreme sulphur smell to the water. If it is the tank and we need to replace it would there be a better tank to get to help with the smell or no. If it does not sound like the tank then what. HELP!!

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