Author Topic: CSV1A - Instructions say adjust your demand to 2-3 gpm - 50 psi is about 5 gpm  (Read 831 times)

adelphikos

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Just installed CSV1A... The only way I can get the demand to under 3 gpm is to reduce the house water pressure to about 30 psi. When I set it to 50 psi, I get about 5 gpm.

Can someone explain "Once the pump has come on, adjust your demand to 2-3 gpm. This reduced demand is important. You do not want to set the valve with more gpm going through it than this." from csv1a-installation-instructions and why it is important?

I have the 4.5 gallon backstop pressure tank (12-a102) and the instructions page also says the working pressure should be 50 psi.

Edit: I have a 7gpm 1/2hp submersible pump
« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 10:09:12 PM by adelphikos »

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The demand is whatever you are letting out of the faucet.  Close the faucet to only let out 2-3 GPM then set the CSV.

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Oh, that cleared it up. The 2-3 gpm is for set up. I misinterpreted it to mean the valve needs to be limited to that gpm when in normal use.

Thanks for the quick reply.