Getting air out of water lines

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I have a lot of air in water lines how can I get air out of the lines?
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  • William William on Jul 24, 2016
    How is the air getting in the water lines? First you need to find the source then tackle the solution.
  • Sandra Anderson Sandra Anderson on Jul 24, 2016
    open the faucet and let it run on low until the air is out.
  • Charlotte Hurst Charlotte Hurst on Jul 24, 2016
    I will try this tip. Do I open all facets and let them run slow?
  • A-p7139334 A-p7139334 on Jul 25, 2016
    No , do it one by one.
  • Charlotte Hurst Charlotte Hurst on Jul 25, 2016
    Thank youA-princz
  • Galen W. Yoder Galen W. Yoder on Jul 25, 2016
    Gotta go with William on this one!, You could have some form of leak in order for the air to even enter the system! Are you on a Well or a municipal system?
  • Nancy Nancy on Jul 26, 2016
    Shut your water off at the main valve. Turn each faucet on (one by one). Pipes should be drained completely. Try to figure out which faucet and line is the culprit. NOW make sure all faucets in the house are completely open. Turn your main valve on. Water should be flowing through each faucet with no air UNLESS you have a bigger problem.
  • Charlotte Hurst Charlotte Hurst on Jul 26, 2016
    I have a deep well. Pipes are run run under ground.
  • Galen W. Yoder Galen W. Yoder on Jul 27, 2016
    Do you have a Bladder type pressure tank or is it just a tank with an inlet and an outlet flow. Have you noticed if your pump is cycling frequently, and when it does kick on does the tank make a lot of girgling or sputtering sounds? Is it a submersible pump?, or above ground pump,(several different types), is the pipe going down the well casing iron / galvanized, or plastic, PVC or polley pipe. If all the water is shut off in your house, Any thing the well pumps water to., does the pump still cycle occasionally? (starts & Stops). If the pump runs occasionally with all the water outlets shut off, you may have an underground leak problem, or if the pressure tank is "water logged", that also could cause air in the lines , worst case scenario would be the well pipe in the casing has a leak, allowing the water to flow back into the well causing air to get into the line, and probably also causing several other of the above symptoms I asked about above. Pressure tank issues. Have you noticed any wet areas in the ground between the well house and your house. Sometimes it won't show but I have seen over a period of time the water leaks underground will eventually saturate an area at the leak point and maybe even come to the surface! It may take awhile standing close to the pressure tank to determine if it is kicking on and off without any water outlets on, but that would be your best starting point. If it does cycle on and off without any water being turned on , the excessive amount the pump has to operate will bump your electric bill up a lot, and will cause premature wear on the pump- possibly causing failure and pump replacement--Not cheep!!
  • Galen W. Yoder Galen W. Yoder on Jul 27, 2016
    I've done a considerable amount of repairs on wells helping with my faters plumbing business when he was alive, and have been on a well in the last 2 homes I've lived in . This really sounds like more of a problem than just air in your pipes, and the sooner you find the source of air entry the sooner you'll know how serious the problem may be. Hope for the best!
  • Charlotte Hurst Charlotte Hurst on Aug 01, 2016
    Run water slow thru all facuets.
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