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    Bassbird Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 31, 2012, 08:40 AM
    Pacific hydrostar shallow well pump
    I have the 3/4 hp and get only about 10 lbs pressure. Using to pump creek water for irrigation
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    Aug 31, 2012, 04:39 PM
    1. When off, does it hold prime?
    2. Did it ever work better than that? If so, has anything happened/been changed that could have been part of the problem?
    3. How old is the pump?
    4. Assuming you have run one pipe down to creek with a footvalve on the end... correct?
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    Sep 1, 2012, 06:17 PM
    There may be an airlock in the suction pipe, and the 10 psi comes from just circulation of the water around the pump cavity. Or, it can be end-of life, when the pump will churn inefficiently.

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