Pressure tank question

kendooMarch 3, 2012


My water pressure has been fluctuating more than usual lately. I turned on the water in the tub and watched the pressure guage to see where the cutoffs were. Well pump kicked on at 25psi or so, and went all the way up to 100psi before it kicked off. I don't recall it ever going that high, I think it was set for more like 60psi as a high cutoff (if I remember correctly). The pressure feels ok when the pump first shuts off, but quickly drops off to lower than I recall (going by the feel in the shower). Any suggestions?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I suspect that the tube/pipe bringing the pressure signal to the switch is almost clogged. But this behavior is not the typical for that condition. Usually the problem is when the pressure drops and the switch does not get the signal due to the clogging. But that or the switch itself is almost certainly the problem.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 4:27PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Am I the only one bothered by this?
Since Houzz took over, these forums have become a spam-infested...
Sewer line disaster
originally posted on another website, but in the spirit...
LaToscana Novello Thermostatic Shower Valve
Trouble with LaToscana Novello Shower Valve- no hot...
Water Softener - calling justalurker
Hopefully you are still around. I had reached out a...
patentened iron removal/air filox all in one 1k?
anyone seen or tried or have a opinion on this? Product...
Mike Maruska
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™