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Cary Austin

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Better showers and sprinklers
« on: October 09, 2012, 10:09:34 AM »
Begging the pardon of you curling friends who DON’T get your water from a well, I thought I would pass along some info on a great device I recently discovered, and have just now installed in my water system.

It started when I was concerned about the strain on our pump from the frequent cycling (1 minute on / 1 minute off when we had 2 or 3 lawn sprinklers going at once (same problem with ANY high water flow requirement).  My on-line research came up with a relatively new device (certainly to ME) called a Cycle Stop Valve (CSV) .  What it does is keep the pump running at a constant pressure (adjustable to say 50 or 55 PSI) as long as the water demand is present.  That gives much better sprinkler (or shower) performance and prevents the strain on the pump and lines from excessive start/stops.

Here is the link to an illustration of how it works and the manufacturing company.   http://www.cyclestopvalves.com/simple/home.php 

I (with no great plumbing skills) got it installed within an hour. (see attached pic)  I was initially confused (actually just too impatient) with the adjustment procedure but a support guy from the company walked me through it (very patiently  J ) over the phone!

I just thought I’d pass this along FYI…..hoping some of you would find it useful.

See (some of) you at the golf tournament next week!

Cheers, Barry