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Looking to installe CSV
« on: June 24, 2012, 09:53:03 AM »
Hello, Looking to install Valve, have question 8)

The well I have is roughly 288 deep
The pump model is ( from literature my dad left for me) Sta-rite 7sp4E02HL-04, but he left a sticker on the pressure tank says Franklin Electric, Model 2445089003.... I did some searching on the Sta-rite, the unit is 12 yrs old and I cant seem to find any info on it.
The pressure tank is Pro Source PS42T-T02.

I want to get as much Pressure out of the system as I can with out causing any issues with appliances, pipes bursting etc.  and keep the pressure constant and save abuse on the pump...

Hope this is enough info, if not let me know

Robert

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 05:43:18 PM »
With that pump you should be able to turn the pressure switch up as high as you want.  The problem with running the pressure switch at 50/70 or even 60/80 instead of 40/60, is that the higher the pressure, the less water the tank holds, and the more the pump will cycle.

Install a CSV1A before the pressure tank and set it 5 PSI lower than the shut off of the pressure switch.  50/70 switch setting, 65 PSI setting for the CSV.  This way you can have 65 PSI constant in the house without the pump cycling.   That size tank is plenty large to use with a CSV, and you can use an even smaller tank if you ever need to replace it.

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 09:59:40 AM »
Thanks for the fast reply Cary  8)

I just wanted to make sure my existing equipment was adequate for the increase in pressure. Right now its 20/40. 20 is like it drips out of the faucet until the pump recoups when multiple faucets etc being used.
If I boost it up to 60/40 and hold 55 constant pressure it will be like night and day I am sure. If not then I will increase , and if smaller tank will make it better off, then I will get a new tank :)
My dad was the plumber in the family, I listen to some he said but I look back now and wish I had listen to all he said...LOL

Thanks for your help.... I might need more when it comes to installing  :o

Robert

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 01:02:54 PM »
55 PSI constant will make a big difference.  Just let us know if we can help.

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 07:08:45 PM »
Cary,
I have a quick question.... I was looking at the system to see what will be needed to install the Valve, I notice something before the pressure gage, pressure tank and switch.  I am not sure if he installed some sort of check Valve , best way to describe is it looks like a Tee , made of brass I assume. I search on line to see if I could find something that looked like it but no luck.  If this is a check / black flow will that cause issues if I install the valve before it?

Robert

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 09:34:53 PM »
A check valve does not usually look like a tee. Can you post a picture?

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 10:18:10 PM »
Hello Cary,

Took a picture but have no clue on how to post it here.  See the insert image button but can't seem to upload anything


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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 08:04:50 AM »
How about just emailing the picture to me at caustin@cyclestopvalves.com.

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 08:10:25 AM »
Under Additional Options, I clicked "attach" and browsed for the pic I wanted.  Just testing to attach a picture.

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 08:15:28 AM »
Good Morning Cary

Yeah I tried everything, I dont have that option, just notify, smileys thing and return to topic.
Might be way my profile is set up?
I will send the picture right now to your other email.

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2012, 09:29:48 AM »
Got the picture, and yes that is a swing check valve.  You must have another check valve on the pump to work properly, so you should be able to remove that check valve.  Either way it won't effect the CSV.

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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2012, 09:39:21 AM »
Ok... I have no idea if there is a check valve at the pump..... I will install the CSV before this Check Valve just to be sure, especially it it doesn't effect the operation of the CSV.

I couldnt find that valve anywhere on line.... oh well, thank for your help on this one :)

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 09:40:41 AM »
Posting the picture of your swing check.  Just had to resize a little.

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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2012, 09:41:51 AM »
see I cant even open that .... very odd  :-[

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Re: Looking to installe CSV
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2012, 09:43:20 AM »
So you can't even see the pictures I posted??