I have a shallow well and my pipe froze between the pump and the tank yesterday night, I thawed it out and got good water pressure for a few seconds then pressure went low and the pump would not stop running…
The tank will not fill on it’s own, it will only fill up when I take air out of the diaphragm but it does not build up enough pressure to reach the cut-out point and pressure still seems low in the house, with the tank full of water I can bring the pressure up by adding air to the tank and then it hits the cut-out point and shuts the pump off. After the system reaches the cut-out point it maintains that pressure and the tank remains full until I use the water in the house, so I am pretty sure my pipes are good, but after I use enough water to bring the pressure to the cut-in point, the system does not refill the tank and the pump continues to run because the cut-out point is not reached.
Well I am no plumber but it looks to me like the pump wont produce more then 25 psi… Is this a likely scenario? I lowered the cut-out from 32 to about 24 psi. and the system works but I notice a difference in pressure in the kitchen mostly because of the psi drop, ideally I would like the have more pressure then I did before.
Should I replace the pump at this point or could there be something else wrong???