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Old 05-19-2019, 09:40 AM   #1
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We are in need of a plumber to come out to Rattlesnake and fix our water pump. Pump runs fine but wonít turn off. No leaks, holds itís pressure, no air, no idea. Bad pressure switch?

Anybody have recommendation for a plumber who can come out (must have own transportation)?
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:06 PM   #2
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I have an above-ground well water pump. There is a small, flexible plastic tube running to the pressure switch from another part of the pump- runs horizontally to the switch. The tube (not sure of the inside diameter-maybe 1/8 inch) is less than 6 inches long. Available at any hardware store.

Easy (homeowner) fix, if this is the problem.

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Old 05-19-2019, 03:39 PM   #3
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I had a problem with mine running and rapped the pressure switch box and it shut off. I think I hit the open electrode faces with a very fine sand paper and it has been running fine since. My pressure switch is right at the pressure tank.


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We are in need of a plumber to come out to Rattlesnake and fix our water pump. Pump runs fine but wonít turn off. No leaks, holds itís pressure, no air, no idea. Bad pressure switch?

Anybody have recommendation for a plumber who can come out (must have own transportation)?
Could be pump fins bad Seen it before......usually older pumps..


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Old 05-30-2019, 02:29 PM   #5
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We also thought it was the switch......even bought a new one and didn't fix it....spoke to my brother in law (plumber) explained issue and tested items and he said pump issue was the most likely culprit...purchased and replaced problem solved

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We replaced the switch which did not help. I'm guessing that there is a problem with the impeller fins not generating enough pressure to reach cut-off.

We're going to be looking for an island plumber to come out and change our the pump for us. I could probably do it but will take 5x longer and at great personal consternation and embarrassment as I fumble my way along.
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Try Rob Bell. Not sure if he has a boat or not, but I know he will do island work time permitting. I am sure he can arrange something.
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Paul with http://www.islandservicecompany.com is very good and has his own boats. Hope that helps.
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