Need ideas on why my well pump keeps going on and off

Old 10-20-19, 08:12 AM
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Need ideas on why my well pump keeps going on and off

I recently changed a one horse pump to a one and a half horse pump because the water would go on and off in the house. Pump was dropped to 650 feet. The static water line is 350 feet and were told that is more than enough but we have the same problem. Water will work for awhile, then it stops. It can stop or a few hours up to a day, it can run for an hour or stay on for a day or two, its totally erratic. Its a vacation rental property so this needs to get fixed fast. I have sent two well drilling companies up there and the water is always running when they get there then they just leave. A guest will come in an hour later and it will have stopped again. TIA for any ideas.
Old 10-20-19, 09:44 AM
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My first guess is that the well is running dry. A well that deep and with over 300 feet as a reserve it's a poor performing well at best. I would start by looking for leaks. Toilets are a big culprit but I'd also check for a leaking pipe.

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