In our house, if 1 water source is being used it works. But if the horse buckets are being filled (outdoor spigot) all you get is air sound on any other fixture. Even if you try and use hot water (with hot water heater tank full) which is not hooked up outside. Also if you flush the toilet while in the shower it turns to a trickle. Must have washer and dishwasher off for showers etc.
Is there an easy fix? What is causing this?
We have 2 wells one hand-dug and one artesian and a 100 year old home.
We also recently changed the artesian pump and around the same time the filter needed changing every 2-3 days cause was filled with sand and water would get slow even for 1 fixture. That issue seems to have resolved on its own but we're still planning on putting in a DIY bigger filter. This is a separate issue the other issue has been continuous.
Just added these pics. One picture is of the pressure switch on the 20ft hand-dug well reading 40ish. The other pressure gauge is at the base of one of the tanks reading 25 psi. Seems this may be low. How do we increase the pressure? Both wells are hooked up to the house we seem to have the same issue of whether both pumps are on or just one.
People are washing clothes it's now not filling and the pressure is reading 45psi on hand dug and 30 psi on artesian both up about 5 psi.
I adjusted the pressure switch 4-5 turns with both pumps off. Dropped the pressure and turned on the drilled well. Still only gets to 25 psi without the help of the hand-dug well? I'm gonna put the pressure switch back to where it was and wait for advice.