- Oct 24, 2019
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
So do you know what kind of pressure tank you have? If one with a bladder, that may be ruptured and cause for tank replacement....otherwise, here's something to review & maybe resolve the problem, checking tank & water lines
we had a complete blowout of the pipe under the pressure tank. it had been leaking for quite some time and gradually getting worse until it blew out. the hole in the pipe was over an inch around.
by the time i got the breaker to the well pump turned off there was an area in the crawl space with six inches of water on it. i went down there and dumped the water off into the pea gravel so the sump pump could drain that too. by the next morning when the plumber came out to see what happened it was all dry enough they could work down there.
Adjust your tank's pressure switch:
Test your water pressure with a pressure gauge. If the reading is below 40 psi, then adjust the pressure tank switch to raise your water pressure. Locate the pressure switch on the pipe that connects your well to your storage tank and modify the pressure accordingly.Jan 15, 2021
https://www.freshwatersystems.com › ...
What Causes Low Water Pressure and How to Improve
there were other issues involved too, not having to do with the pressure switch (after they replaced the pressure tank and pressure switch).
i really don't wish to rehash this again, i've just spent three days with this and ready to talk about gardening and other things.