I am pretty good at diagnosing, repairing and replacing submersible pumps but I don't have alot of experience with Shallow well jet pumps. I was called to an old farmhouse today (a friends mother in laws) because the pump continued to run constantly. I immediately noticed the pressure tank was water logged and needed replaced. Installed new tank w/ old tank tee fittings, etc. Turned the power on and same thing. The pump would only build up to 25psi?.....After hooking a test guage to the line from the cellar to the "creek" I put pressure on the line and it held fine. KNowing the pump was old I decided to replace it thinking this would resolve the problem. Well I put a new pump in and spent forever trying to get the pump to prime. I did everything right.....But the pump will not build more than 25psi so it wont build up enough press. to cut off?????When you turn a faucet on the pressure drops from 25 to almost zero but it never stops completely. Once you turn faucet back off it builds back up to 25 but will NOT build up anymore than that. When I went to the shallow well you can NOT see, feel, or hear anything happening at the foot valve. Shouldn't I be able to see or feel it "sucking" water? I worked on this thing til 11pm and I am stumped....IM going back tomorrow to install a new foot valve, even though I am doubtful and dont think thats the problem....Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks....Ps....I even removed the tank tee to make sure the pressure wasnt restriced...the piping and pump tee are fine but when I removed the tee there wasnt even any water that came from the tank? Thanks guys
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