Water Well Pump Problems – Can you help?
So I started working on my rain water collection/distribution system at my house again for spring. (Check out the system in this previous post) The tanks are almost full of about 500 gallons of pure refreshing Seattle rain water, but the pump won’t hold enough pressure to shut off, and stay shut off. You see it’s has a pressure activated switch which turns on at 40 psi and shuts off at 60 psi. It should hold that pressure until a tap it opened, hose nozzle squeezed etc. But as you can see in the above video something is wrong.
I just added this 4 gallon pressure tank in the hopes that it would fix my problem but no dice. Hopefully one of my readers has experience with well pumps and can identify my problem.
This is my current rain water irrigation setup:
- Flotec Shallow well jet pump 1/2 hp (runs on 110v or 220v) – $174
- Water Worker 4 gallon pressure tank equivalent to 12 gallons – $56
- 2 – IBC liquid totes – 330 gallon and 257 gallon – $100 on Craigslist