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Re: Well pump problem

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Russ from MN

01-06-2013 07:25:25

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You didn't understand my post, I said up to the system pressure. I guess I should be more careful what I post when people only read half the words and only understand half of what they read. At our cabin I just shut off the power to the pump, hook up the compressor to the outside faucet and let it run, it is set to shut off at 65psi, same as the water pump. I blow the water out of the tank a couple of times and then unhook the air and turn the power back on to the pump. then I put the water hose on a tree and let the pump cycle a few times to get the dirt out of the system (very rusty water) and that gives me the proper pre-charge in the tank. Then we are good to go for 3-4 months, very simple if you understand the system. This is a used water heater tank lying horizontal in a crawl space, no room for a big bladder tank as the ones I have seen are all vertical.

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rusted nuts

01-06-2013 12:54:34

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 Re: Well pump problem in reply to Russ from MN, 01-06-2013 07:25:25  
Well, no pun intended, maybee ya should read your post. I try to read all the words in a post, sometimes I miss some, Didn't miss any in yours.

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