I have a well problem. Let me give you the setup.
Wire runs from a 30 amp breaker to the pressure switch (pumptrol). Wire runs from pressure switch to small fuse box, then out of the basement wall to the pump, the type of which I am uncertain.
Water storage tank is a HOYT.
Now, at the fuse box there are two fuses: the top one is a 15 amp, and the bottom is a 30 amp.
This doesn't seem right. The wiring is twelve guage (too low for thirty amp).
I've lived in this house for five years. It was built in the 70s.The previous owners (several over the years) did some wacky stuff in regards to plumbing and wiring. I wouldn't put it past one of them to have blown a fuse and just stuck whatever fuse they could find into the fuse box, regardless of whether it is a fifteen amp or thirty amp.
Here's my problems and questions:
1. The 15 amp fuse keeps burning out.
2. I don't know what type of pump is out there, so I can't look up the fuse rating for it. I have changed the fuse to a 30 amp fuse to help find out if I have other problems, since the 15's now burn out immediately. I shut the system off to prevent a fire in case I have made a mistake. ( this is all within the last several hours)
3. I can't find directions on how to change out a pressure switch. I know how to properly install the wiring, but I am a little weary about the water aspect.
With the 30 amp fuse in, no breakers kick and no fuses burn. Problem now is that the tank is either empty, and the pressure reads 0.
4. Should I try to put air into the tank with a compressor first, or change out the pressure switch?
5. If I have to change the pressure switch, do I need to completely empty the tank first?
6. When I remove the pressure switch, will water come shooting out? I noticed the nut is threaded with a teflon type tape, so I have been hesitant to just remove and replace it.
Sorry about the rambling, but I do a lot of studying before asking questions. I've been back and forth between Lowes, Home Depot, and the internet all day trying to find out as much as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.