Air buildup in water pipes

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  1. Oct 9, 2019 #1

    Michael Parsche

    Michael Parsche

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    We purchased a cottage this spring and I have replaced the water lines under the cottage with PEX pipes. Most of the lines are 3/4" and I use a combination of Sharkbite push to connect and crimped connections.

    We draw water from a submerged pump from a lake into a pressurized water tank.

    The problem we have is that air is building up in the water lines and it causes issues with water and air spraying out of the faucets.

    I do not see any signs of water leaking under the cottage.

    How do I find the source of the air leaking into the pipes?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2019 #2

    Valveman

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    You need a check valve on the pump. Any other check valve in the line can cause air problems.
     

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