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bbarsky

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Can iron in water interfere with a CSV 140?
« on: May 09, 2014, 09:32:33 AM »
I have high iron content in my well water (the water can have an orange color). What, if anything, do I have to do to make a CSV 140 work properly?

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Re: Can iron in water interfere with a CSV 140?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 12:17:28 PM »
Iron will slim up and clog the air vents in a CSV1 type valve.  I would recommend drilling an additional vent hole the same way we do when the CSV is submerged.  Then it would be safer to use the CSV with a Cycle Sensor.  The Cycle Sensor will shut the pump down before it is damaged from cycling if the CSV gets plugged with iron and malfunctions.