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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: PRV and pressure
« Last post by Kacanski on January 17, 2020, 02:20:40 PM »
Cary, exactly what you said worked like a charm.
Again, thanks for the help, prompt reply and awesome product...
  ;D
Sasha
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: PRV and pressure
« Last post by Cary Austin on January 17, 2020, 12:59:31 PM »
A regular Square D FSG2 pressure switch will only turn up to about 75 PSI before the spring has no daylight between the coils and will not work.  Loosen all the way on the small adjustment screw and leave it that way.  Then adjust the large screw to get the pressure switch to shut off where you want.

The PRV is adjustable.  Just take off the cap and tighten the adjustment screw until it quits leaking, then tighten another 1/4 to 1/2 turn.
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / PRV and pressure
« Last post by Kacanski on January 17, 2020, 12:46:47 PM »
Hi Cary,
I am trying to adjust pressure switch and right now I am at spreed of 48PSI and 80 PSI
However, when it gets close to 80PSI PRV starts making high pitch noise. Next thing this goes for like a minute, water is discharging via PRV and pressure gauge needle goes up and down small increments. Like whole system is kind of vibrating.
Is that normal for PRV to kick in on pressure around 80PSI and up?
Do I need to change anything on the system.

Just to clarify, I am very happy with system and it does work really well. Pressure swirtch is frankly pain to configure but that is fine. Only thing is PRV noise and water discharge...
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I am also an old well driller.  Been in the business for about 50 years.  I would be glad to answer any questions you have.  I saw were you were asking on another forum, which is the worst forum to be asking any questions on.  Wasting your time and getting bad answers over there.
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Frequently Asked Questions / Re: Pressure relief valve leaking
« Last post by Cary Austin on December 31, 2019, 06:47:41 AM »
A clogged nipple to the pressure switch is a common reason for the problem you were having.  Glad you got it working!
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Frequently Asked Questions / Re: Pressure relief valve leaking
« Last post by New2CSV on December 30, 2019, 11:14:14 PM »
I ordered the kit with the PRV from this website, while I’m waiting for that to get here I plugged the leaking PRV with a 1/2 FIP plug.

We were also experiencing loss of water while showering once in a while.

I thought it was due to the leaking PRV bleeding off water pressure but plugging the PRV did not fix it.

While troubleshooting, I ended up taking the pressure switch off the pipe and noticed the pipe was clogged with sediment I cleaned that out and everything is working as it should again.
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thanks for this - this makes things clear.
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: Submersible Well pump and Radon system
« Last post by Cary Austin on December 30, 2019, 07:04:28 AM »
Reduce the CSV setting or increase the pressure switch setting to get 1 minute or so fill time.  If the pressure tank is still filling when the aeration tank calls for more water the well pump will not have shut off by then.
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: Submersible Well pump and Radon system
« Last post by brianf on December 28, 2019, 10:43:41 AM »
That is about how I had it set before the radon system. With the radon system, the well side only effectively sees 1 fixture that is either full open or full closed, which is the valve that controls refilling the big aeration tank.  The cycle time of this part of the system is pretty long, which meant with the csv installed, the well would fill the aeration tank in about 30 seconds, then continue to run for another 30-45 finally to shut off not long before the aeration tank called for more water. Without the valve, the well runs for about 45 seconds and then shuts off for the remaining time.
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: Submersible Well pump and Radon system
« Last post by Cary Austin on December 24, 2019, 07:32:12 AM »
When using a 40/60 switch, adjust the CSV to hold 50 PSI constant while the shower is running.  Sounds like the adjustment bolt is too tight.
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