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sparkiekate
Air in Water lines
sparkiekate

We recently had some work done to our water well. I don't really understand everything so I will try my best to explain it. The well was short cycling. I know for sure they replaced the long pipe because it had a hole in it. And they also replaced a pressure valve. This was a couple months ago.
The other day I flushed the toilet and it sounded like it was going to blow up. Ever since that happened, the faucets and shower will spurt water periodically and there are lots of air bubbles in the water. Whenever you flush the toilets they sound like they are screaming. I'm not sure if this is related to the work that was done recently or if this is different.
Help???

Lynne
Re: Air in Water lines
Lynne

If you don't get any responses here, you might want to try Terry Love Plumbing forum. http://www.terrylove.com/forums/index.php

Jack
Re: Air in Water lines
Jack

Where is your back flow valve? It sound like you have a leak in the line somewhere between the backflow valve and the house.

Jack

Fencepost
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Fencepost

Did they replace the pressure tank?

keith3267
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keith3267

If the well is not short cycling, then the pipe that goes down to the pump is probably cracked or the pump has come loose at the bottom. This allow the pipe to drain between cycles and fill up with air, When the pumps starts again, it pushes the air up into the pressure tank and into your water lines.

There is another explanation but that one is a lot more expensive. Your well is going dry.

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