The tank's cut-in and cut-out times are used to obtain the acceptance factor, multiplying the pump's output by its desired runtime and then dividing product of the output and runtime by the acceptance factor. As a standard, there should be two minutes of motor free operation for a 1hp pump.
If a motor cycles too often, it places added wear on the pump. The pressurized pump must store a given amount of water to prevent the motor from running automatically. The amount of water that must be stored is determined by the size of the pump. The larger the pump, the longer it needs before the motor begins running again.Learn More
Pressurizing a well tank can often be done on your own but requires a few steps and some equipment. You will need a tire gauge and an air compressor or a manual bike pump.Full Answer >
The first step in solving well pump water pressure problems is to inspect the pump pressure switch. Turn off the pump. Locate the large center spring counter on the pump, and turn it clockwise following the manufacturer's instructions for adjusting water pressure. Turning it clockwise increases water pressure. If the water pressure is found to be adequate, inspect the pump for bugs, dirt, loose or broken seals or wires.Full Answer >
The most common cause of brown well water is iron contamination. A sudden change in water color means that the contaminant is newly introduced to the well, and it may be caused by industrial contamination, rusty plumbing fixtures or natural iron leaching from the ground.Full Answer >
Yellow well water may be caused by iron deposits dissolving and entering into the well system from rain or melting snow. Yellow well water is also known as red-water iron, and it can also contain manganese. Bacteria in water pipes can also mix with iron and cause yellow water stains.Full Answer >