Plumbing in the Home/surging


I am experiencing surging water pressure but when I check the tank the air pressure is right and no water comes out of the pin. Is there something else besides a bad tank that could cause this or another way to check the tank?

Are you checking the air pressure with water pressure in the system?  If so, you have to turn off the pump, open a faucet until the water stops flowing, then check the air pressure.  Otherwise, your reading system pressure.  You can also push the top of the tank to see if it feels heavy.  A tank with no water pressure on the system should be very light and should rock easily.

If you can tell me the brand and model of the tank, I can tell you the quality of it.  The age is important also.  If you find that it's bad, I do sell a a very good tank at a great price.

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Bob Tabor


I am a Water Well Driller and Water Pump technician. I own a business in Riverview, Fl. We repair motors and pumps in shop and in the field. We repair and replace submersible and jet pumps, galvanized and bladder tanks, and their controls. Water filtration is another one of our specialties.


I started drilling and repairing wells and pumps with my dad in 1958 at the age of 13 years. I worked with him on weekends and in the summer when not in school. After graduating high school, I worked for my Dad until going into the Army in 1968. I spent three years in the Army then went back into the Well Drilling/Repair field.

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High school and a few courses after getting out of the Army. They were offered on the GI Bill.

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