Well Pump Problems Fixed – Rain Water Collection System
Thanks to your comments I was able to find and fix the pressure leak in my shallow well pump I’m using for rain water irrigation. It was indeed the check valve. It was the wrong type of valve that could not take the pressure. The flapper was being pushed backwards when the pump pressurized.
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