Author Topic: Advice needed  (Read 30 times)

john98266

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Well depth 77' 1/2hp F&W submersible pump
    • View Profile
Advice needed
« on: January 12, 2022, 11:46:21 AM »
Hi there!  I have decided on and have purchased a CSV for my well pump installation.  That said, I need some advice.  My well is located about 300' from my home and shop.  I plan to run 1-1/4" PEX from the well to the shop and then from the shop to the house.  The shop is being built 1st.  Anyway, I am still undecided on where to put the water works.  I can build a well house near the well or I can hook everything up in the shop.  If I build a wellhouse, I can put hydrants in wherever I please but if I put it in the shop, I believe that creates issues with hydrants.  Or does it?  What if I were to install the CSV at the well/pitless adapter?  Would that work?  I have never had a well, let alone hooked on up myself and want to do this right.  Thanks for the advice!

Cary Austin

  • Inventor, Owner, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 1405
    • View Profile
    • http://www.cyclestopvalves.com
Re: Advice needed
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 02:29:48 PM »
If you put the Pk1A with tank and everything at the well you can tee off in any direction and have as many hydrants as you want in any location.  You can also just put the CSV1A part of the kit at the well, and the tank and switch can be at the house or shop if yo like.  As long as the power comes from the pressure switch to the pump, the tank and switch can be a long way from the pump and CSV.

We make a kit for both cases.  The PK1A is what you need if the tank, switch, and CSV are first in line.  The PK1AM has an extra manifold so the tank and switch can be mounted by themselves at the house or barn by the electric line.

john98266

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Well depth 77' 1/2hp F&W submersible pump
    • View Profile
Re: Advice needed
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 11:10:30 AM »
THANKS for the reply!  When I purchased my CSV, I planned on building a separate well house and so I purchased a PK1A kit.  Now, I am planning to put the water works in my shop and realize that I should have purchased a PK1AM.  How can I purchase a manifold or is there another solution?  And while we're talking, I'm going to need to install a valve control box or similar to access the CSV.  My frost line is 18" so I was thinking a 24" high box would work nicely.  Any suggestions for where to find a good one?

Cary Austin

  • Inventor, Owner, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 1405
    • View Profile
    • http://www.cyclestopvalves.com
Re: Advice needed
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 11:40:39 AM »
It would be easier to return the PK1A and order a PK1AM if you haven't already installed it?  But this isn't the first time this has happened.  We can also send you a manifold and other parts needed to convert to the PK1AM if you like.  Just call Sam or Corye at 805-885-4445.  They will talk you through it.