Jul 11, 2012, 12:23 PM
I started a old water well up last weekend. 90 foot well with 4 inch casing, 60 foot of water in casing. Installed a 1 horsepower jet pump and 36 gallon pressure tank. I lowered the foot valve with ejector attached to 1 1/4 inch & 1 inch pvc. Started the pump up and system ran great for the first 10 minutes, then lost prime. Primed again and no luck, looked down 1 1/4 inch pvc and water was bubbling as if at boiling point. I let it sit overnight to let bubbles settle. Started it up again and it ran for about 10 minutes with 40psi and then lost prime again. Also during this ten minutes it never filled the pressure tank. Maybe someone can shed light on this problem!!!