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Applications / Re: Cycle Sensor application
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:07:19 AM »
I keep getting rapid cycle lockouts. This morning I turned in a sprinkler zone. I noticed later we had no water. I had turned the rapid cycle time to 60 seconds. Our pump takes 160 seconds to fill tank. Sprinklers definitely ran for a while. No other water was running. I’m wondering if our manual reset pressure switch could be causing the rapid cycle lockout. If the switch gets down to 30 psi and trips to protect pump, could that somehow make cycle sensor think it’s a rapid cycle?

Applications / Re: Cycle Sensor application
« on: September 03, 2020, 02:22:15 PM »
I checked the tank. Cycle Sensor now installed. Tank is 90 gallon Wellmate. 24 gallons. Takes 2 minutes 40 seconds to fill. Would CSV increase back pressure on well poly pipe beyond limit? Pump is 5 gpm, 1 hp. Static level is 22’. Recovery level is at 40’. Pump at 450’ in 500’ well. Lowest amperage I saw on cycle sensor was 8.14 amps. Water comes in at 220-280’ and 380-440’.
Ran great a few days. Then the other morning, It was reading r-cycle. Our pressure switch has also tripped to off (gas to be manually reset). Tank is fine with 37-38 psi Precharge. I had rapid cycle time set at 120 sec. have since changed it to 60 sec. I’m not sure what could have caused that. I’ve never seen pump run less than 2 minutes.

Applications / Re: Cycle Sensor application
« on: August 19, 2020, 01:55:40 PM »
I guess I'm just trying to figure out the benefit of the CSV. In my situation, it would keep water pressure constant. If we were using anything like a shower or sink, the water would come out as normal and once pump came on, it would bypass tank and pump would run continuously. However, where pump might not be able to keep up (sprinkler zone + shower), we would notice a drop in pressure?

Applications / Re: Cycle Sensor application
« on: August 19, 2020, 09:05:11 AM »
I believe it recovers in 2 hours 28 minutes. Not sure what that would make for gpm. Approximately 400 feet at 1.47 gal per feet, divided by 148 minutes = 4gpm?

Applications / Re: Cycle Sensor application
« on: August 19, 2020, 07:32:18 AM »
I'm wondering if you could help me interpret some results. Our well is about 500 feet deep. Pump is set at 450 feet.. Before fracturing, water level was 90 feet. We just had a well test done. We get 4 gpm at 380-440 feet and 0.5 gpm at 220 to 280 feet. With the well test, Yield was 4.5 gpm, Time to recover is 2:28. Recovery is 40 feet. and static level is 22 feet. I'm not quite sure what all of the above means.

I was thinking about the CSV 125. This would be in an unfinished basement. If it gets waterlogged, how much water would weep out at any given time? Are we talking about just a little spot on the floor or a drip? And, if my pressure switch is 40/60 and tank is 38 PSI precharge, would I get 60 psi valve and just increase cutout of switch to 62 or so, leaving precharge at 38?

Applications / Re: Cycle Sensor application
« on: August 18, 2020, 03:37:16 PM »
I will check this weekend as it’s a weekend place. First time ever with a well. Just had it fractured. Went from 1.5 gpm to 4.5 gpm. Want to protect pump. When a given sprinkler zone runs, pressure drops to 40 and pump comes on. Pump runs continuously with pressure in system hanging around 45 psi. Once zone shuts off, pressure rises to 60 and pump stops. It sounds like for this application, CSV would give a constant pressure of 58 psi unless pump couldn’t keep up? I will definitely order the Cycle Sensor. I’m just trying to figure out which CSV I might need.

Applications / Re: Cycle Sensor application
« on: August 18, 2020, 12:23:16 PM »
Interesting. I actually timed it, and it took about 2 minutes, 40 seconds. I will definitely purchase the cycle sensor. I still don't quite understand the cycle stop valve. With a 40/60 pump setting and tank set at 38 psi precharge, what would be the correct valve to use? Pump is 1 hp. would it be a 50 psi valve?

Applications / Re: Cycle Sensor application
« on: August 18, 2020, 11:50:24 AM »
I’m sorry. Our pump only pumps 5 gpm not 10. How would all of that affect our situation and application? Thanks

Applications / Cycle Sensor application
« on: August 18, 2020, 11:08:51 AM »
We have a well which produces 4.5 gpm and a pump which pulls 5 gpm so a net deficit of 0.5 gpm. We have an irrigation system too. I am trying to prevent pump from running dry. The well has a reserve of about 600 gallons (450 feet deep with 40 foot static level).

I have a Square D pressure switch with low pressure cut off. The switch is 40/60 so it cuts off below 30 psi. We also have a 90 gallon Wellmate tank. We have had no issues until the other morning when we had no water. Pressure switch had cut off. I’m not sure if it was truly a low pressure situation or a glitch with the switch. It happened in the middle of the night.

Would the Cycle sensor be a good solution for our situation? Also, what would be the benefit of a cycle stop valve?

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