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Plumbers—Input Needed #7377366
10/12/21 08:13 AM
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I have a well for my water source.

I’ve had a small leak at a copper pipe connection for a few weeks. Just a drop every minute or so. A few days ago, when I went to use the hot water at the sink, it sputtered for a few seconds and then started flowing fine. Now, every time I turn hot water on in the house somewhere it sputters. I had a friend come over yesterday to fix the leak and I assumed since there was a leak that air got in the line and that was causing the sputtering.

The problem is still happening though. When he fixed the leak I did go out to my well and cut off the water. Then I opened up all the faucets in the house and let it drain.

Any idea on what is happening and how I can fix this?



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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377373
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it can take a few days for air in the lines to get out

worth a try to go turn on all the faucets and let them run hot and cold mix for 15 minutes


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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377374
10/12/21 08:19 AM
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Years ago we had a similar issue, turns out it was the bladder in the pressure tank leaking.

Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7377391
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE

it can take a few days for air in the lines to get out

worth a try to go turn on all the faucets and let them run hot and cold mix for 15 minutes

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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377394
10/12/21 09:14 AM
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yep air go to the farthest away faucet let it run. could be air bladder but your tank may not have one.

Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377401
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when the air bladder in the pressure tank leaks you often notice the pump kick in and out a lot more than normal you can check how much air pressure it has with a tire gauge on many and check again in a few days with no water running and the pump just kicked off it should be the same or very close.


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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377652
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Let the shower run on hot for 20 plus minutes. Still having the issue.



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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377670
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Could be a cracked pipe or fitting in the well on the pump. Especially if the pipe or fittings are pvc.


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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377684
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Your leak to have air in your plumbing would have to be suction side of pump, between pump and well point. A leak on the pressure side causes a puddle or wet spot somewhere. Or like other have said a bad bladder in the pressure tank. Once air in bladder is gone, pump will kick on as soon as water is turned on.


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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377761
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My well did that after a long summer of irrigation around me. Couple years of drought required a new deeper well. I had water at 100 foot until the irrigation pumps came on, then it dropped to 190.


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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377792
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Why would it do this with hot water only and not cold?



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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7377819
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If you have an electric hot water heater. I would guess that you have a short in an element, Still heats some, but slower. Also hard on power usage. Could have started with a shot of lightning. . Have seen this a few times, repairing water heaters. Shut your water heater off for a while and see if you still get air. . old243

Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7378124
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Now my hot water is losing heat. Just warm water now.



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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7378180
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When your buddy worked on the pipe leak did the hot water heater get shout off? I would guess the water was drained before he fixed the leak. Sound like a burned out element to me if it is an electric hot water heater.


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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: MJM] #7378361
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Originally Posted by MJM
When your buddy worked on the pipe leak did the hot water heater get shout off? I would guess the water was drained before he fixed the leak. Sound like a burned out element to me if it is an electric hot water heater.

There is no such thing as a hot water heater. We heat the cold water.


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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: MJM] #7378375
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Originally Posted by MJM
When your buddy worked on the pipe leak did the water heater get shout off? I would guess the water was drained before he fixed the leak. Sound like a burned out element to me if it is an electric water heater.

Fixed it for you haha.


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Re: Plumbers—Input Needed [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7378386
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Sounds like the top element is shot If you only have warm water. To remove air from the water heater I always just pop the relief valve while filling.


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