No water in the house again

Just when I get things going in the right direction with fixing the house up another problem presents itself. On Monday I got out of the shower, put a load of clothes into the washing machine but when I turned it on when the pressure tank started making horrible noises and I lost all my water pressure. I used the pressure switch like I was shown to do when I loose water and when I was physically moving the switch the water pressure came up but very slowly. As the pressure builds though, so do the horrible noises coming from the relay switch / power panel on the pressure tank. I let go of the switch and turned on the washer to see if I really did have water. I had water but only for a few seconds and then I lost pressure and water again. I tried this twice and it was the same thing both times.

This is the relay / power switch for the water pressure tank.

I called my neighbor who’s been helping me with fixing up the house and asked if he could help with getting me water again. He came over and as soon as he heard the noise he told me I needed a new relay so I took off to town and bought on. He installed it later that afternoon but it did not help my situation at all. I still had no water and still making noises like crazy. So he told me it had to be the pressure switch, as there was nothing else it could be so……..I took off for town and bought a new pressure switch.

This is the pressure switch.

The next day he installed the new pressure switch for me but, you guessed it, still nothing worked. No water, noises were still happening and I was out quite a bit of money. Now he told me it must be the wires in the well pump itself and he wanted to pull up my water pump from the well. I told him I was not going to do that.

I know absolutely nothing about wells, pumps or electricity and I’m the first to admit it. In fact I’m terrified of water and electricity when combined especially. I’m tired of spending money on things that aren’t helping so now I’ve got phone calls in to 2 different electricians. It’s time I let a professional handle this and figure out once and for all what’s wrong.

Before the pressure tank started this I found out there are several electrical outlets in the house that aren’t working and my thermostat for the furnace isn’t working. I don’t know if this is a combined problem but I’m going to find out.

I’m so ready to get all the electrical problems fixed and done before winter hits. This year I’m going to add a heat tape to my water and sewer lines and it will be the first time in 18 years that I’ll have water all winter…..I hope!!

Published by Duhaime Homested

Just a girl and her dog and a journey in Homesteading.

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