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Old 01-07-2018, 08:42 PM   #11
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I've lived in Florida for the last 35 years so things may have changed some. Back in the day in Michigan, we would go rent a steamer with a rubber hose that you could push out through the suction line and/or backpressure line if one existed and thaw the pipes that way. Worked quite well for the simplicity of it. The steam was quick to thaw the ice as opposed to just plain heat.


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Old 01-11-2018, 11:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for that suggestion! we've had some + weather today and everything thawed, but I'm back to a previous issue..

pump gets water at full pressure after a while, then when the pressure tank is full and all taps are off, after a while the water stops working again, as if the pump needs to get the water straight from the pump again,

So my guess now would be my check valve is failing or my pipe from well to home has a crack from freezing



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Old 01-12-2018, 01:44 PM   #13
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What does the pressure gauge say when you have "full pressure"? And then what does it say when you have no water?
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30 when pump shuts off. Drops to 0 slowly after that and i have to prime the pump again a few times to get water again
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:20 PM   #15
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Check valve isnt the issue... sigh.
And am unable to get the pump and pipes primed enough to get it going for a while or im just not patient enough anymore
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:14 PM   #16
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So i did a few things, primed the pump for a dozen times and finally got water but i wasnt going to hold my breath. Adter 12 hours and having spent the night not running i still have water!

What i did was cut off an inch of the well pupe going to pump since putting the brass piece in was like throwing a hot dog down a hallway. I dont know for sure if this was the actual fix. Or maybe it was thr check valve. But i managed to shower so im happy
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Sounds like you may have had an air leak at that fitting.


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