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Oh my goodness! So many problems with the...

Oh my goodness! So many problems with the variable speed constant pressure systems today. I have tried to show people on this forum how to fix these problems in the past, and was reprimanded for...
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Posted By Valveguy

Oh my goodness! So many problems with the...

Oh my goodness! So many problems with the variable speed constant pressure systems today. I have tried to show people on this forum how to fix these problems in the past, and was reprimanded for...
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Posted By Valveguy

Oh my goodness! So many problems with the...

Oh my goodness! So many problems with the variable speed constant pressure systems today. I have tried to show people on this forum how to fix these problems in the past, and was reprimanded for...
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Posted By Valveguy

I think you have an air leak in the suction line....

I think you have an air leak in the suction line. Probably at a threaded connnection close to the pump.
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Posted By Valveguy

Sorry Pilot Dane, but I have been scolded for...

Sorry Pilot Dane, but I have been scolded for supplying the answer to this all to common problem on this forum before. Many pump system problems can be solved by eliminating pump cycling. Cycling...
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Posted By Valveguy

"There is no easy way to set up the system to...

"There is no easy way to set up the system to operate sprinklers or one shower head without the pump cycling." PD

I disagreee. Just Google it.
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Posted By Valveguy

Unless you use all the water the pump produces,...

Unless you use all the water the pump produces, the pump will cycle on and off no matter how large the pressure tank is. Unless you use something that stops cycling.
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Posted By Valveguy

If the tank is getting waterlogged, then the...

If the tank is getting waterlogged, then the drain back system is not working anyway. The only reason to keep the old style air over water tank is if you have iron or rotten egg smell in the water. ...
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Posted By Valveguy

To run a hose and faucet you really need a...

To run a hose and faucet you really need a pressure tank with a pressure switch. But then every zone will need to exactly match the amount produced by the pump or it will cycle itself to death. And...
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Posted By Valveguy

When using a pump start relay in a sprinkler...

When using a pump start relay in a sprinkler controller, the size of the zones need to match the output of the pump. If the zone lets out too much water, the pressure will be low. If the zone...
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Posted By Valveguy

Wait a minute. If your sprinkler controller has...

Wait a minute. If your sprinkler controller has a pump start realy, which most do, it will turn on the pump at the same time as it turns on a sprinkler zone. In this way you do not need a pressure...
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Posted By Valveguy

I don't know what is so complicated about making...

I don't know what is so complicated about making sure there is not a check valve above ground and teeing into the line anywhere you want?
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Posted By Valveguy

You can assume the submersible pump will have a...

You can assume the submersible pump will have a check valve on the discharge head. If it doesn’t you will have to pull it and put one there. Adding another up top will not help. And you would...
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Posted By Valveguy

If it is an above ground jet pump, you should...

If it is an above ground jet pump, you should have a check valve on the suction line or a foot valve at the bottom of the well. If if is a submersible, there must be a check valve right on the...
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Posted By Valveguy

As long as you have a bladder style tank and it...

As long as you have a bladder style tank and it is a plain check valve with no Schrader or pressure switch sticking out of it, removing the check valve is all you need to do. You don't need a 3 way...
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Posted By Valveguy

As long as there is no check valve between the...

As long as there is no check valve between the well head and pressure tank, you can just tee into the line at the well head and run another line the other direction. If there is a check valve above...
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Posted By Valveguy

With no tank and no back pressure that pump will...

With no tank and no back pressure that pump will really upthrust on start up with a static of 18'.
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Posted By Valveguy

Lack of backpressure from a high static water...

Lack of backpressure from a high static water level causes up-thrust. This usually melts the top couple of impellers, and does not overheat the motor. Overheated motors are usually caused by...
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Posted By Valveguy

It is probably not the lack of back pressure so...

It is probably not the lack of back pressure so much as the pump cycling on and off that causes overheating. You need a "constant pressure valve".
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Posted By Valveguy

IMO you already got longer out of that box than...

IMO you already got longer out of that box than normal. The newer models will not look the same and have been changed, trying to solve some of the old problems. You are stuck with replacing the...
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Posted By Valveguy

It doesn't have a regular coil or capacitor, it...

It doesn't have a regular coil or capacitor, it is a computer. Just like if you drop your cell phone or laptop in the water, you are probably going to need a new one. You were lucky to get five...
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Posted By Valveguy

Cycling on and off while you run a hose is...

Cycling on and off while you run a hose is normal, but it is bad for your pump. It is also what causes the capacitors to blow and the overload to trip. You need something that stops cycling. ...
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Posted By Valveguy

Water at 10' is no problem. Water at 20'+ when...

Water at 10' is no problem. Water at 20'+ when pumping is a problem, and is probably what is happening. If that is the case, you need a two pipe jet pump or bigger casing so you can use a...
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Posted By Valveguy

A pump running continuously for 12 hours won’t...

A pump running continuously for 12 hours won’t hurt anything. Continuous use of water for 12 hours while the pump is cycling on and off will destroy your pump. The cycling on and off caused the...
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Posted By Valveguy

The more water that gets on top of the diaphragm,...

The more water that gets on top of the diaphragm, the less draw down the tank can deliver. So yes the pump should be cycling more often. Many people think it is normal for the pump to be clicking...
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