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Re: [Shop-talk] Water pressure question

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Water pressure question
From: Richard Beels <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:13:46 -0500
30/50?  I have mine set at 50-70...   :-)

A bigger bladder tank helps too - for the pump itself.

And you do need to turn in the pressure-release valve in until it 
holds the higher pressure.

At 2/26/2008 at 12:20, Shakespearean monkeys danced on Wayne's 
keyboard and said:
> wrote:
> > Then the water trickles to almost nothing, then the pressure returns.
> > I've added air to the bladder, but it didn't help.  What do I need to do
> > to fix this?  Do the pressure switches go bad?  Is it possible to clean or
>Every well pressure tank I've seen has the nearly-identical Square-D 
>pressure switch on it.  Remove the cover (careful - there's live 
>240V) and there are two screws for high and low limit adjustment.  I 
>don't know how high you can safely go...  mine was at 30/50psi, and 
>I bumped it to 35/55.  Turning off the breaker to the pump can help, 
>since you can let it run all the way down till the switch hits.  You 
>need to adjust the air pressure to match, as well.  Kill the pump 
>power, let it run all the way down, and the tank should be 2 or 3 
>psi below the low limit.

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