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Thread: water and air in lines,but tank empty?

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    water and air in lines,but tank empty?

    I get mostly water but some air out of my water lines.I checked the pressure tank and it is empty.How am I still getting water and why the air?

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    What kind of pump, what kind of tank?

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    submersible pump,I belive tank has a bladder

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    I need to know for sure what kind of tank you have. Do you know what a check valve looks like?

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    bob,I have a bladder tank manufactured by flexcon.I think I have a check valve,--is that where the pressure gauge and pressure switch screw into?I cleaned the contacts on the pressure switch,turned on the power,turned on the water,contacts closed,did not here pump start and pressure went to zero,ran out of water,shut the water off for 10 minutes,got the water back???what is going on?

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    It could be where the switch and gauge hook up, and that thing could be the tank tee. Is it right in front of the tank, or a little off to one side closer to the pump side of the tank?

    If it is the above, your check valve is masking a hole in the well pipe and should be removed. You should also pull the pump and fix the bad pipe before the pump falls off.

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    bob,turned on all the water outlets-all air removed-system seems fine now,I did this before and everything was good for awhile,but air came back into my system.also condensation on pressure gauge and surrounding pipes,but not on my bladder tank,anything else be the cause?

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    Have you figured out if the thing the switch and gauge connects to is a check valve or not?

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    I made sure,It is a check valve with a directional arrow on it.I spent some time watching and listening while my wife did the dishes and ran a load of laundry.The pressure gauge went down to around 30, the pressure switch kicked in,the pressure gauge rose to 50,the switch kicked off.While this was going on I heard a gurgling sound come from my control box.

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    Are you the original owner of this well, that bladder tank could have replaced a regular tank and the air makeup system is still attached.

    Rancher

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