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Old 07-09-2013, 12:47 PM
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Pump Start Relay Question

I have an old well/pump system on a pressure switch that I maintain. I have had to re-plumb it a couple of times due to the pump not turning off and piping connections getting hot and melting/leaking.

I am thinking about installing a PSR so that the maximum time it can run at any one time is 30 minutes (system only has 3 zones total.....3 spray zones at 10 minutes each).

Should I let the PSR feed the pressure switch or just bypass the pressure switch all together?

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Old 07-09-2013, 01:11 PM
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Why not replace the pressure switch? Even one single instance of misbehavior is enough to justify a replacement.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:06 PM
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I have an old well/pump system on a pressure switch that I maintain. I have had to re-plumb it a couple of times due to the pump not turning off and piping connections getting hot and melting/leaking.


Should I let the PSR feed the pressure switch or just bypass the pressure switch all together?

Thanks,

Mex
You should find out why the pump won't shut off and why your plumbing is melting.

Quit treating symptoms and treat the desease man.

Find out why the pipes are melting, don't keep re-plumbing. Pump won't shut off, find out why. Gotta be a reason.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:20 PM
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Smart money's on burnt contacts sticking on.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:11 PM
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What's the cut off pressure set at?
Is the pump capable of building up enough pressure to reach the pressure switch cut off pressure?
Is the pump only used for irrigation?
I recently had a 3 stage pump that would not build up enough pressure to shut off the pressure switch. Turned out that the first stage impeller was broken.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:28 PM
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I have had the 1/4" pipe that the switch screws on to get so clogged with rust that pressure in the system would reach over 115psi before the 40/60 switch would cut out.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:42 PM
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I have had the 1/4" pipe that the switch screws on to get so clogged with rust that pressure in the system would reach over 115psi before the 40/60 switch would cut out.
I've seen that once or twice. It's a useful feature on the Square D switches that you can remove the bottom screws and remove the plate that's threaded onto the 1/4 pipe.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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Pressure switches are cheap. Try that and go from there.
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