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WATER CONTAMINANT LEVELS
WATER HAMMER NOISE DIAGNOSE & CURE
WATER ODORS, CAUSE CURE
WATER PUMP REPAIR GUIDE
WATER PRESSURE LOSS DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR
WATER PUMP SHORT CYCLING
WATER SOFTENERS & CONDITIONERS
WATER TANK REPAIR PROCEDURES
WATER TANK: USES, TROUBLESHOOTING
WATER TESTS, CONTAMINANTS, TREATMENT
WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT CHOICES
WELLS CISTERNS & SPRINGS
WELL FLOW RATE
WELL WATER PRESSURE DIAGNOSIS
WELL YIELD IMPROVEMENT
WINTERIZE A BUILDING
This article describes the sequence of operating steps in a two-line jet pump water system.The process of diagnosis and the costs of the repair are explained.
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Consumer advice on saving money on water supply repair costs includes a review of the parts and labor costs of a typical well pump and pressure tank replacement case. Carson Dunlop's sketch at page top shows the components of a two line jet pump water supply system. Readers of this document should also see our other diagnostic guides for water pumps, wells, motors, in table form:
Also see our Well Pump Troubleshooting Diagnostic Guide for a table of diagnostic steps for jet pumps. See water PUMP, TWO LINE JET for a description of the function of each component of a two-line jet pump system. Readers should also see IDENTIFY WELL PUMP TANK COMPONENTS. If your building has water pressure problems, see WELL WATER PRESSURE DIAGNOSIS. Readers whose wells simply run out of water should also see How to Test Well Water Quantity and see How to Get More Water From a Well.
What happens when you turn on the water at a faucet in a building whose water is supplied by a two-line jet pump? (See the sketch at the top of This article for the basic components of a two-line jet pump system.)
The following steps describe normal operating of a building well pump and water supply system. Other cases in which the well pump controls are not working properly, there is a problem with the controls, pressure tank, pump, or well itself are discussed at WATER PRESSURE REPAIR GUIDE & COSTS and at WELL WATER PRESSURE DIAGNOSIS.
For our complete water pressure and pump, well, and piping problems diagnostic article list, see WATER PRESSURE REPAIR GUIDE & COSTS and WATER PRESSURE LOSS DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR. Separately we also provide a WATER PRESSURE PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS TABLE. The following articles pertain if you have a private well, pump, and tank system for your building or if your incoming community water supply pressure and flow are just too low to start with:
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