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Old 05-21-2018, 02:12 PM   #1
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Air in water

I have tried and tried to get the air out of my water system. Is there a simpler solution? The pump runs, but never shuts off.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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Looks like your pump is sucking air - a reverse leak so to speak. If you have a winterizing valve for inputting antifreeze, make sure that valve is not partially set to the AF input hose. Make sure the valve is not cracked/damaged. Check the strainer/screen on the pump for freeze cracks or for loose connection.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:35 PM   #3
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The pump is supposed to shut off when a certain pressure is reached on the lines (which cannot be reached with a faucet open) Air in the water lines will compress and still cause the pressure to rise letting the pump stop. If pump cycles on and off, you have a leak somewhere. If is just runs all the time, you are either not picking up water on the suction side, your pump rollers are shot or your pressure switch is bad.


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Old 05-21-2018, 02:59 PM   #4
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Water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, so of course you have air in your water.

Sorry, I know that doesn't help your problem, but I just had to say it.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:14 PM   #5
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Water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, so of course you have air in your water.

Sorry, I know that doesn't help your problem, but I just had to say it.
Those parts make up water but they donít make up air exclusively.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:18 PM   #6
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Water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, so of course you have air in your water.

Sorry, I know that doesn't help your problem, but I just had to say it.

air is 78.% nitrogen, 20% oxygen, 1% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases. So unless you take out the hydrogen and add a whole lot of nitrogen, you don't have "air' in your water.


Sorry, but the science nerd in me had to say it.



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How long has the pump ran? after dewinterizing mine took about 4 or 5 minutes. I was just about to give up thinking something was wrong when it finally spit out the last air,charged and stopped.
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Forgive me for asking, but you did put water in the fresh water tank, right? Just connecting to fresh water does not fill the tank.
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air is 78.% nitrogen, 20% oxygen, 1% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases. So unless you take out the hydrogen and add a whole lot of nitrogen, you don't have "air' in your water.


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