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  1. calimero

    calimero New Member

    I recently installed a spin filter and a 10" triple filter system in our well house located 10 meters away from the house. The filters were placed right after the pressure gauge tank. Gauge displays 2.5 bars/28 psi
    Since then, all taps in the house (hot/cold) will show a slow flow decrease in pressure and come to a full stop after about 20 secs when opened. Close the tap again, wait few mins .. the water is back and slowly goes to a stop again and so on. Almost no water in tap upstairs (direct well water feed)
    I also noticed that the cold water tap is jamming (air locks in the pipe??) could this be a loss a pressure in the tank that needs adjustment. ?
    appreciate if someone could help troubleshooting that scenario.
    thank you!
     
  2. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Could you try explaining "Cold water tap is jamming" again please.
     
  3. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    If the filters are after the gauge then it's most likely the filters are blocked.
    You need a gauge after the filters to keep and eye on when they need changing.
     
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  4. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Got a photo?
     
  5. calimero

    calimero New Member

    sorry I don t know the exact term.. The water is 'bursting' ?
     
  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Pulsating? Bursts of water in unequal sequence?
     
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  7. calimero

    calimero New Member

    the filter system and the cartridges are new. The spin filter is placed before the inline system. There is no real strong water flow when i start flushing that filter .
     
  8. calimero

    calimero New Member

    strong bursts is the term i was looking for .(excuse my french) then water eventually starts flowing normally (at the start) the slowly decreases to a full stops. This applies to the kitchen tap water (direct from well)
     
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  9. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Think we need photo(s) of this system to advise.
     
  10. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    You saying the kitchen tap water is direct from the well or via the filter system and are you in the uk?
     
  11. calimero

    calimero New Member

    the kitchen tap water is direct from the well and the filter system.. I am in Ireland.I will get a picture of the system tomorrow
     
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  12. Frelon

    Frelon Active Member

    Do you have an expansion vessel in the system? If so, I suspect the bladder has ruptured!
     
  13. calimero

    calimero New Member

    got them this morning. First gauge reads2.5 bar, the second on the spin filter= 2.0bar.
    Our well recently collapsed and a new one was bored before Xmas. (You can the pipe coming from outside) . Until the new well got bored, we were pumping a large amount of sediments and we probably still have a cheer amount of it in our pipe at home...

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  14. calimero

    calimero New Member

    Yes we do in the attic. could be the bladder did not like the amount of sediments that it was exposed to lately. However, it was working fine right before I installed the inline filtration system. One way to check i suppose would be to temporarily refit the pipe the way it was before...
     
  15. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    The White cylinder in the photo, was it like that before or fixed vertically to the wall.
    (Before anyone jumps down my throat I know some can be horizontal)
     
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