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Re: Well Pressure Issues
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2021, 07:05:36 PM »
Drain the water heater, with the drain hose going into a bucket first, before it runs over the top, and see what type of sediment comes out in the bucket.  Turn the power off to it first, or it will burn out the elements.

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Re: Well Pressure Issues
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2021, 11:00:44 PM »
Lines are pvc at the tank but change over to copper directly past the tank. Have cleaned the screens. Low flow from the bathtub too. No cutoff valve. Low flow at all spigots, more so on the cold side. Outside spigots are on tee right out of the tank so basically a different line.
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Re: Well Pressure Issues
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2021, 08:04:42 AM »
How long does it take to fill a 5 gallon bucket directly out of one of the outside faucets?

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Re: Well Pressure Issues
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2021, 10:09:59 AM »
I haven't time the outside spigots but I would say less than a minute. Outside is good. Inside is the problem now.
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Re: Well Pressure Issues
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2021, 06:59:07 PM »
Might be worth cutting a pipe somewhere, and backflushing it, to see if anything comes out.  

We had to backflush a house once.  An Electrician cut a pipe digging a trench, and the whole house got red dirt in the lines.  It was next to a house I was building, and they couldn't get anyone to do it.  It took at least a half day to get everything flushed out.

Is there any sediment in the toilet tanked?  That might give a clue.

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Re: Well Pressure Issues
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2021, 09:55:52 PM »
The connection from the pressure tank to the main line is reusable pex so I disconnected it there and rigged up a hose from the tank to the bathtub fill spigot and back flushed from there. I wasn't able to get the kitchen that way but got pretty much every thing else. I also reset the pressure switch to 40/60 psi. It's better but still not great. May be all I'm going to get out of it. Didn't see much if any sediment coming out of the line when I flushed but there had to be some because it plugged the bedroom toilet fill line. Had to unplug that one. I'm going to give up on it for now. I may try to get some scale remover in the lines at some point and see if that helps if it gets worse again.
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