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Posted: 7/20/2010 7:05:09 PM EDT
I'm renting a house and it's on a well. Today when I got home and turned on the water on the pressure was sporadic and the water would even stop for a sec then start coming out again...I looked under the house and didn't see any leaking water or anything...

I'm going to call the landlord tomorrow but I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas

Thanks,

Tom
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:12:15 PM EDT
[#1]
Yeah. let it run til all the air is purged?

Does it have a storage tank with a diaphram?
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:16:17 PM EDT
[#2]
My parent's well periodically runs dry, especially when they've been doing some heavy duty garden watering. Same symptoms. They just shut the well pump off long enough to let it recover, then everything is fine again.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:17:09 PM EDT
[#3]
plumbing
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:17:11 PM EDT
[#4]
Not what I thought this would be about....
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:18:27 PM EDT
[#5]



Quoted:


plumbing


Unless you're talking about birds.

 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:18:46 PM EDT
[#6]



Quoted:


Not what I thought this would be about....






 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:19:12 PM EDT
[#7]



Quoted:





Quoted:

plumbing


Unless you're talking about birds.  


I was going to suggest the OP wait for the fall molting.



 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:19:43 PM EDT
[#8]
Problem with your pluming?

When you spread your feathers do they not fan out correctly as they should?

Okay sorry for being an ass.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:33:27 PM EDT
[#9]
1)  Pressure tank bladder is blown and you are seeing just the well pump firing.
2)  Well pump going out.
3)  check valve on pump going out
4)  somebody put a check valve on the line AND there is a check valve on the pump which causes a pressure lock after a couple seconds.  In this condition, the water will then stop and then slowly, very slowly run.


Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:41:54 PM EDT
[#10]



Quoted:


Not what I thought this would be about....


I was prepared to suggest some coconut milk....



 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:46:28 PM EDT
[#11]



Quoted:


I'm renting a house and it's on a well. Today when I got home and turned on the water on the pressure was sporadic and the water would even stop for a sec then start coming out again...I looked under the house and didn't see any leaking water or anything...



I'm going to call the landlord tomorrow but I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas



Thanks,



Tom


What color is the pressure tank?



Jet or submersible pump?



Where is the well?
 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:48:10 PM EDT
[#12]
Problem with my pluming, any ideas?


Feathers missing?
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:33:49 PM EDT
[#13]
Might be time to dynamite the well again.

Seriously, a half stick or so will get it flowing again.  


http://dnr.wi.gov/org/water/dwg/granwell.htm#methods
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 12:01:32 AM EDT
[#14]
Many years ago I lived in the same kind of situation.  Ours would do this when there wasn't any air in the holding tank.  The cure was to turn off the pump, drain the tank and turn the pump back on.
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