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Lou N

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Air in line after pressure washing
« on: September 19, 2022, 06:33:09 PM »
All,

I have a Cycle Sensor installed in our well system and everything works great. However, recently I was power washing the siding, taking breaks about every 15 to 20 minutes, so as not to overheat the well pump or run the well dry. I know that is what the Cycle Sensor protects against and after frequently checking I never had the CS go into "rapid cycle" or "dry" condition.

However, the next day I had some air in the cold water line, it purges out periodically and then seems to go away. I'm wondering why this is happening and if I might actually be harming the well pump?

Thanks,
Lou

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Re: Air in line after pressure washing
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2022, 07:54:22 AM »
Air in the lines is more likely from a hole in the drop pipe than pumping the well dry.

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Re: Air in line after pressure washing
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 08:29:11 AM »
Cary thanks for the reply.

By "drop pipe" you are referring  to the pipe from the pump up to the top of the well?

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Re: Air in line after pressure washing
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2022, 11:33:18 AM »
Yes

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Re: Air in line after pressure washing
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2022, 08:00:01 AM »
Thanks