Pump continuously running ..no water In house?


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Old 01-09-17, 12:38 PM
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Pump continuously running ..no water In house?

today I woke up to no water in my house. Went out to check the pump and found it running constantly pressure gauge is hanging around 85 ( which is were it usually is at) There is water at the Spicket in the well house but no water in the house. I have no idea what could possibly be wrong with it. Not thinking it's frozen pipes because we have a heater under the house where the water usually freezes. Called a Plummer and they stated that it is the jet is clogged and not pulling water up from the ground there for there isn't pressure to push water in the house and it's only at the pump and the reason the gauge is reading 85 is because it's broke.Any suggestions before I pay to have them come look at it.
 
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Old 01-09-17, 12:53 PM
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What State are you in . . . . any snow cover there ?

How did the Plumber explain away the presence of water pressure at the spigot in your Spring House ?
 

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We live in Michigan it's cold. Probably about 6 inches of snow right now .Right now it's 21. He claimed that there would be water at the spiket even if there was a clog in the jet ( doesn't make sense to me) it's not getting enough pressure to pump it to the house itself.
 
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He claimed that there would be water at the spiket even if there was a clog in the jet
Not likely.

Go into your water supply shack, turn power off to the pump and let water out of spigot or any drain valve. If the pressure gauge goes down..... you have a frozen line to your house.

The heater may have failed.
 
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I suspect that the water line between the Pump House and your Home is frozen . . . . how long a distance is that ?

What does the water pressure from the spigot in the Pump House feel like ?

I know the Plumber says that the pressure gauge is broken (analysis by phone?); but does its reading vary at all . . . . like if you were to turn the Pump off for a bit (and give it a break) and run the spigot to watch for a drop in pressure from the 85 PSI) ?
 
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We now have a small steam of cold only water in the house. No hot water at all. Maybe I little bigger then a pencil.

When you let water out of the spiket the gauge it does go down then comes back up. Water pressure from the spiket is pretty high no change from regular pressure there.

Distance to the water house and the house is about 75 to 100 ft.
 
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If you have a trickle..... let it trickle. The water running thru the pipe should unthaw it.

Why now hot water ? Are those lines outside too ?
You need to explain how the hot water lines could get frozen.

Your pump appears to be pumping normally.
Is there heat in the pump house ?

You live in a cold area..... you must have things in place to prevent freezing.
 
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Maybe the routing of this small amount of thawed cold water through the additional piping and in and out of the Hot Water Heater itself is just too much resistance for the current trickle to overcome ?

If so, then it ought to correct itself as the trickle flow thaws the incoming supply.
 
 

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