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What happens when a foot valve goes bad?
Last Updated: 28th March, 2021
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Keeping this in consideration, do foot valves go bad?
If the water system has a bad foot valve (located on the bottom of well piping) and power stays off for some time, you are more likely to lose well prime.
Also Know, what does a foot valve look like? A foot valve is found at the end of a pipe line in a suction lift application. They function as a check valve, but they also have a strainer affixed to their open end. The check valve is spring assisted. When the pump turns on, the pressure inside the pump column changes and the valve responds by opening.
Likewise, people ask, how much does it cost to replace a foot valve?
If foot valve, can run about $50-100 commonly for the parts - labor anywhere from maybe $100-150 for a very simple large-diameter well with surface jet or piston/centrifugal pump (so well is less than about 25 feet deep) NOT located in/on top of the well, so the drop tube and foot valve can be pulled up (if rigged with
How can you tell if your foot valve is bad?
It should hold the pressure for longer than an hour without cycling. If the pressure holds, your pipe and check-valve are not the problem. Check for leaks between the well and the house. If the pressure doesn't hold, the leak is in the well.