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Valve Tech / Re: Adding more pressure to current installed cycle stop valve
« Last post by Crazywade on June 03, 2024, 10:34:57 AM »
Great
, Thank you
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Valve Tech / Re: Adding more pressure to current installed cycle stop valve
« Last post by Cary Austin on June 01, 2024, 05:33:22 PM »
Turn the pressure switch up first. With switch shutting off at 80 you can just tighten CSV adjustment until it holds 70.
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Valve Tech / Adding more pressure to current installed cycle stop valve
« Last post by Crazywade on May 30, 2024, 01:27:39 PM »
Hello, I have had a csv for about 8 years. Just switched out a bad pressure tank(10gal). The CVS holds pressure around 60psi shuts down at 70 psi and cuts off at 40psi. I was considering bumping the pressure up a few psi
For more pressure in shower on 2nd floor.
Do I need to start from the beginning,  (back out adjusting stud out all the way) or can I just turn it from where it is until I get a few psi increase .
Thanks for any help.
Sean
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Valve Tech / Re: Question on our CSV1A
« Last post by Cary Austin on May 07, 2024, 06:52:45 AM »
Glad you are happy again.  Didn't think the bolt would work loose on its own, but will recommend tightening the jam nut from now on.  Thanks. 
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Valve Tech / Re: Question on our CSV1A
« Last post by sarg on May 06, 2024, 09:19:53 AM »
Just a quick follow-up. The CSV held properly today at 44 psi as set.
Only guess I have is I did not tighten the lock nut.
Thanks again.
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Valve Tech / Re: Question on our CSV1A
« Last post by Cary Austin on May 05, 2024, 09:50:11 AM »
 :D
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Valve Tech / Re: Question on our CSV1A
« Last post by sarg on May 05, 2024, 08:48:10 AM »
Appreciate your time.
I'll now monitor how the CSV functions while the shower is being used and see if my adjustment holds.
I'm positive that I'm the only one messing up the plumbing here.

 
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Valve Tech / Re: Question on our CSV1A
« Last post by Cary Austin on May 05, 2024, 08:41:11 AM »
never seen a spring lose tension over time unless they get rusty or break.  At least for 30 years as the ones I set 30 years ago have never needed readjustment.  However, if the diaphragm tears or leaks and the spring gets wet, it can lose tension and/or break.  But normally you would notice water leaking from around the adjustment bolt and the CSV no longer functioning long before the spring got rusty or broke. 

Even a slight change in pump performance should have no effect on the CSV setting.  It is just not normal for the setting of the CSV to change unless someone messes with the bolt.  Without the jam nut tight, just a slight bump on the adjustment bolt can make a big change as one full turn is like 14 PSI difference.

Sorry for your problem, but I don't think there is anything to fix.  If it changes again let me know and we will do whatever we can to remedy the issue.
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Valve Tech / Re: Question on our CSV1A
« Last post by sarg on May 05, 2024, 08:04:45 AM »
So ... if I'm understanding ... the CSV "setting" may reduce itself as the spring becomes "weaker" over time ? And that would necessitate an adjustment on the tension ?

OR .... The pump installed 4 years ago is not providing the same flow ?
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Valve Tech / Re: Question on our CSV1A
« Last post by Cary Austin on May 05, 2024, 07:43:38 AM »
Sounds like the gauge is accurate. Bolt should not loosen on its own. But not having jam nut tight makes it easy for someone to mess with. If that is not the case the pump performance may have decreased a little. Spring would be only thing affecting set pressure as guts of valve either close or not If valve fails.  CSV fails,; pump cycles on/off not low pressure
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