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When I moved in to my new house about 14 years ago, the water system used to go off at 11pm, then back on in the morning.

I decided to buy a new water system which cost about 14000 Bt, it was fine until recently, now the water goes off frequently

but always comes back on, when it goes off, we wait maybe a few mins then it comes on again.

 

My wife got a man to come and see about it getting fixed, but said it cannot.

 

It was better when the water went off from 11pm until the morning.

 

Can anyone tell me what my best course of action should be? Do I have to go back to the way it was before? Is that possible?

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

Buy a big backup water tank with a pump, I see plenty of Thai houses with them.

I am just wondering if that was similar to what I did before. but I will look in to it.

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2 minutes ago, sometimewoodworker said:

There aren't  really enough details to understand your problem. What water system did you buy? If it’s just a pump then

1)pumping directly from the mains is illegal

2) if that’s what you are doing you are emptying the mains supply so there’s no water to pump.

3) if you are indeed doing that you run the risk of drawing contaminated ground water into the mains as they are designed to work on positive pressure.

 

However our village supply is switched off during the daytime in the dry season. Everyone’s answer is a storage tank and pump.

I think it was a storage tank and pump, I am hoping all I need to do is buy a new water pump and get someone to fix it, which may be hard to get up here in the boonies.

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6 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

I think it was a storage tank and pump, I am hoping all I need to do is buy a new water pump and get someone to fix it, which may be hard to get up here in the boonies.

Take some pictures, it will be a little difficult to not notice a water tank (they are usually over a metre tall and about the same or more circumference) and the pump sounds as if it’s still working so you probably need to clean stuff out not replace the pump

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Just now, sometimewoodworker said:

Take some pictures, it will be a little difficult to not notice a water tank, and the pump sounds as if it’s still working so you probably need to clean stuff out not replace the pump

That's exactly what my wife and I are going to do now. Thanks.

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There is little to no point in replacing the water pump. The pump goes from the tank to the house. That is not effected by the water from outside to the tank.

 

Where is your problem ? before or after the tank ?

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17 hours ago, CharlieH said:

There is little to no point in replacing the water pump. The pump goes from the tank to the house. That is not effected by the water from outside to the tank.

 

Where is your problem ? before or after the tank ?

Check the pressure switch on the pump 

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1 hour ago, maxisrael said:

Check the pressure switch on the pump 

I have bought a new pump and it seems that CharlieH is right, the new one heats up, so it is back to the shop.

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18 hours ago, CharlieH said:

There is little to no point in replacing the water pump. The pump goes from the tank to the house. That is not effected by the water from outside to the tank.

 

Where is your problem ? before or after the tank ?

I just don't know how to answer this question Charlie, it seems you are right though, the new pump does not work.

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"If" you have a storage tank and the pump is drawing from that and getting hot, the draw pipe may be blocked.

 

Modern pumps will shut off when they get hot and softer start working again once they have cooled down.

 

So first check the condition of the draw pipe. It might be blocked with dirt, silt or something else.

 

I feel just changing to a new pump will not solve your problem.

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Happens in Hua Hin all the time, we have a backup tank.

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1 hour ago, possum1931 said:

I have bought a new pump and it seems that CharlieH is right, the new one heats up, so it is back to the shop.

Do you have a tank?

You mentioned that you were going to take some pictures.

If you have a tank when you disconnected the pump did you take the opportunity to check the flow from the tank?

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21 hours ago, possum1931 said:

I think it was a storage tank and pump, I am hoping all I need to do is buy a new water pump and get someone to fix it, which may be hard to get up here in the boonies.

If that’s what you need the hardware store where you buy it will know someone that will install the pump and any additional piping. 

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