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I have a well system with two WX-302 pressure tanks. When

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Hi. I have a well system with two WX-302 pressure tanks. When there is high water flow such as sprinkler system running, the pump of sourse comes on periodically. When it reaches the cut-off pressure, there is a pretty severe water hammer in the house,and it seems water pressure drops quite a bit almost instantly.
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: It happens during the irrigation season and has been occurring for a few years.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Depends on what I need to do. I am pretty capable with technical problems, but can't figure this one out.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: That seems to be all, but there is a fairly long run from the well head to the tanks.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 month ago.

Hello, so far it sounds like you do not have enough air pressure on the bladder inside the tanks, have you checked that? Can you tell me what that pressure is?

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