ok i get a call, no water pressure so i start to trouble shoot the well. The pump is constantly running but not building up anything greater than 25 psi, pressure switch is set to 30-50. I start inside with the controls, 240v at the pressure swith, control box tests out ok so then i check the resistance going to the pump, i get 0 ohms, control box says i am looking for betwen 3 and 4! ok windings bad no big deal lets pull the pump. The pump is 20 years old.
What a nightmare. homeowner built a wishing well above the casing built from fieldstone with a cedar roof that was mortared into the "ring". pull up the pitless to find sch 40 pvc brittle as all hell, keep in mind i have the "roof" above me so i cant put the "halo" on my up-z-daisy and after the up-z-daisy is mounted on the casing i only have like 3 feet to work with before i hit the roof.
each piece i pulled out had to be cut into three foot sections. the pump was only 140' down thank god because it took forever just to get that 140' out. so anyway the well is drilled to 270' accoring to the paperwork. so i set the pump a little bit deeper as the homeowner has run out of water in the past. I set the well to about 180' deep.
I left last night and everything seemed to be working well. this morning i get a call at 8:00 am.......same problem with the well. I checked everything again today, checked voltage, amp draw, resistance, everything checks out ok this time but the pump wont pump past 25 psi, once i turn more than one fixture on i get a drizzle.
I installed a 3/4 HP Goulds 5 GPM pump which should work perfect. Is it possible there isnt enough water in the well? I know the pump is good it worked last night?!? am i missing something? check valve bad? I have been overanalyzing this too much and it could be something really stupid.
Sorry about the novel! Thanks in advance for anyones help...... Comon' JC i know you can solve this!