Water well...I'm so irritated I could swear!

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by Di, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    So, I must vent! So, it's an old house, but it's not a particularly old well. But, I can't believe that it should be this much trouble!!! I water a little in my garden or something and I loose water pressure. It's always something. Sometimes I think these plumbers are just fixing the symptoms instead of really finding out what the problem is. :hair: :angry: :veryangry:
     
  2. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    736
    Mar 2, 2008
    I'm sorry - not having water or good water pressure is really, really frustrating. I can't help you but .... :hug:

    I hope things get straightened out soon for you.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    it isn't your pump or you Well but your inside thing, what is it called :scratch: oh dear - shoot! I will get back to you on the name of it.

    We have the same issue here for 22 years! We just have learned to live with it.
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The bladder in your holding tank could be going bad, that and your pressure gauge may need to be adjusted or replaced.
     
  5. Tog Lovers

    Tog Lovers New Member

    182
    Oct 10, 2007
    Greensburg, PA
    We had the same problem when we moved here. We just adjusted the pressure on the pump. Just keep fiddling with it till you get it where you want it. You may want to get a plumber that works with wells on a regular basis. We found that they all claim they know about wells and pumps but some work with them more often than others.
     
  6. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    My hubby has a friend that specifically does work with wells, drilling and maintence...you may be able to find one in your area in the yellow pages under water wells, or water systems....most are not cheap though they do know what they are doing, saved us a heap of trouble having a friend that does it for a living.
     
  7. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    It was a switch of some sort. Don't let anyone tell you "oh you have free water" when you have a well! Our previous house had city water and a septic system. Now that was good...didn't have to worry about water (well, unless there was a LOT of rain) and it was pretty cheap. I think having a sewer is were they "get" you (fee for this or that and of course some more taxes). But, oh well, it works now. Thanks for listening to me, I'm better now.
     
  8. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Nope- not cheap at all- I just spent $300 dollars on a "patch" to my system until I can do more. My water come from a creek about 1500 feet down hill- it's then pumped into some holding tanks about 800 feet down hill where it is shared bewteen 11 households. Then to my place where is pumped into the house- boy can things go wrong with that.
     
  9. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Well, now I feel better! Sorry.