Replace check valve?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by bblawncare, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. bblawncare

    bblawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    It takes almost 2 minutes before water gets from the well to the pump. Pump is Goulds 1.5 hp Irrigator (newly installed June 07). Prevoius pump did the same thing (only it made a lot more noise doing it). The 1 1/4 elbow goes down to the well (no info on well) and is located about 20 feet from the pump. Would replacing check valve solve this problem?

  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,445

    That check is help reduce time to prime, it could be stuck or not opening fully.

    But it sounds like the pump to me.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,369

    Lower water table? I would be tempted to replace a pump relay control with a pressure switch and a mini-tank. Then you should have quicker flow.

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