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Valve Tech / Re: Guidance on a CSV125-1 installation
« Last post by Cary Austin on April 18, 2021, 06:47:33 PM »
Nothing wrong with the CSV125 as compared to the CSV1A.  I have received a few back other people said were leaking at the threads.  Testing them on my test pit with worn out galvanized nipples I can't make them leak.  I think it is the fittings, especially if they are plastic and you used the same ones twice.  But I will still send you a new valve as I would like to make sure those threads are new when you go to all that trouble of replacing the other one.  Call the office on Monday and they will get you a new one in the mail.
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: Poly pipe leaking at insert fitting.
« Last post by BeDriven on April 18, 2021, 01:06:30 PM »
Thanks, I'll try again. You might be on to something because the clamps did squish the pipe out a little between each clamp.
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Valve Tech / Re: Guidance on a CSV125-1 installation
« Last post by sarg on April 18, 2021, 09:17:50 AM »
Mr. Austin .... If your experience points to the fittings I will order a couple Stainless from Supplyhouse. The valve is functioning as it should and I imagine my leaking issues are all about my installation "technique".
Every time I try to go cheap it bites me in the butt.
I should have ordered the CSV1A like is in the house to begin with.
Many thanks for your guidance.
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Valve Tech / Re: Guidance on a CSV125-1 installation
« Last post by Cary Austin on April 18, 2021, 07:20:56 AM »
Still think it more likely a problem with the male thread fittings than the CSV.  But I am sorry you have had to go to so much trouble.  Will send you a new CSV on Monday just to eliminate it as a possibility. 
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: Poly pipe leaking at insert fitting.
« Last post by Cary Austin on April 18, 2021, 07:18:45 AM »
Might have to cut the poly pipe back an inch or so.  A little heat with a heat gun or blow drier is good, but too much heat is bad.  Use two regular hose clamps with the buckles offset 180 degrees from each other.
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Poly pipe leaking at insert fitting.
« Last post by BeDriven on April 17, 2021, 10:01:00 PM »
Hi all,

         I installed a PK1A kit recently and I'm really enjoying the normalized pressure in the house now. I do have a very small leak at a poly pipe joint before the CSV1A. The well company had the poly sticking waaaaay out of the wall and used a pvc insert fitting. I wanted to clean up the install a little and trimmed the pipe back and put a SS fitting on instead. Seemed easy enough... I used my heat gun on the pipe, shoved in the fitting, and clamped with those pinch clamps made for this stuff. Drip drip drip is my problem there. I also decided to add a pressure gauge pre-CSV1A just so I could monitor the high side as well. It gets up to around 148psi at it's highest and that insert leaks pretty good then. Any tips on how to fix this? I do have enough poly to trim back and try again. Would a compression fitting be better here? Thanks!
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Valve Tech / Re: Guidance on a CSV125-1 installation
« Last post by sarg on April 17, 2021, 01:52:32 PM »
Well ... No success. I did confirm the fittings are not bottoming out.
I returned to the project last Thursday and tried again without success and decided to leave it be to avoid further frustration.
Today I tried twice with just the teflon tape and finally gave it a third try with the pipe dope over the tape. All three occasions resulting in the same drip generated on the exit side.
Should have stuck with the metal valves.
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: New Jet Pump Problems
« Last post by Cary Austin on April 17, 2021, 08:04:05 AM »
Seals can be tricky to put in.  Make sure not to touch the sealing surfaces with your fingers.  A leaking seal either is leaking from the sealing surfaces not working properly or the rubber backing is not sealing correctly.  Will always be a problem until you get the seal fixed.
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Pumps, Wells, Tanks, Controls / Re: Low production well with 3 supply zones
« Last post by Cary Austin on April 17, 2021, 08:01:50 AM »
You can either use a float valve or a solenoid valve.  Either can be used after a ball valve or pressure sustain valve so it doesn't pump the well dry while filling the cistern,  Just limit the flow with a ball valve to 2-3 GPM filling the cistern, then it should not effect the house water pressure.  A 12V solenoid valve can run off a battery and a little solar charger if you don't have power at that location.  If you do have power there use 24V solenoid valve with a little 24V plug in transformer to run it.

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Frequently Asked Questions / Re: CSV1A valve tuning
« Last post by Cary Austin on April 17, 2021, 07:55:43 AM »
With the CSV1A set at 70 PSI, you need the pressure switch to turn the pump on/off at about 60/80.  Then you need 55 PSI air in the tank before turning the pump on.  With only 38 PSI air in the tank and going from 50 to 90 before shutting off is over-stretching the bladder in the tank and causing the cracking noise.

Then if when the pumps stops at 80 PSI it should stay at 80 PSI until you use some water.  If you are not using any water, then water is leaking somewhere for the pressure to drop.
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