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Old 02-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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cycle stop valve in a residential well system yes or no?

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Maybe.

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Old 02-05-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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that answers that question
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Yes, or No, depending on your reasoning for wanting to install one.

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I've read it supposedly makes the pump last longer. It's just the wife and I, but it seems the pump cycles on and off a lot.
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I just did a little reading on it since i've never installed one.


It seems like it will do what you're intending, but first I would make sure that you don't possibly have a leak somewhere that is causing the pump to cycle on and off a lot.

From what I read, it basically allows you to squeeze all pressurized water out of the pressure tank before the pump will kick back on. This just means a longer run time for the pump rather than more frequent short run times.

As a general rule, if something isn't a necessity for the system to operate, you're adding another device to fail that will cause troubleshooting issues down the road somewhere. Before putting something like that in, i'd definitely make sure the system is running as intended and all the components are in good working order.

Hopefully somebody who has experience with these things will click on your thread, because unfortunately that's all I have to offer on the subject.
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the pump and tank were replaced last year, and while I was researching them I came across them. I also increased the tank size. Pump only cycles when faucet is running, Thing that caught my attention was even when faucet was just trickling. I have to check pressure in tank, but it should be alright thanks
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The tank that was installed will have a draw down number in gallons. If it was set up correctly the pump will operate between the cut out (stop) and cut in (start) parameters close to those gallons specified in the specifications.
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I would look real hard at the well pressure tank. Make sure no water shows up on top snifter valve. Also make sure tank has proper air pressure.

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