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Old 02-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #16
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Indeed, that is the pressure switch. Be careful when you open the cover, most pumps are 240 volts, you can get one hell of a shock if you touch the hots.

The pressure switch should be attached to the four way well port by a small vertical copper or brass pipe (typically 3/8 inch diameter). This pipe is connected to your water supply, and is used by the pressure switch to determine the pressure in your system. Sometimes the pipe gets plugged with debris, and the switch does not operate correctly. Sometimes the switch goes bad. My pressure switch is set to go on when the pressure drops to 40 psi, and turn off at 60 psi. This is pretty common, however the pressure switch is adjustable.

There should be a pressure gage attached to the four way well port by a different pipe, typically about 1/4 inch diameter. That gauge tells you the pressure in the system. Sometimes the gage goes bad, or the pipe attaching the gage to the port gets clogged, and the gage does not read accurately. The gage does not control anything, it is simply there to allow you to know what the pressure is in your system.

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Indeed, that is the pressure switch. Be careful when you open the cover, most pumps are 240 volts, you can get one hell of a shock if you touch the hots.

The pressure switch should be attached to the four way well port by a small vertical copper or brass pipe (typically 3/8 inch diameter). This pipe is connected to your water supply, and is used by the pressure switch to determine the pressure in your system. Sometimes the pipe gets plugged with debris, and the switch does not operate correctly. Sometimes the switch goes bad. My pressure switch is set to go on when the pressure drops to 40 psi, and turn off at 60 psi. This is pretty common, however the pressure switch is adjustable.

There should be a pressure gage attached to the four way well port by a different pipe, typically about 1/4 inch diameter. That gauge tells you the pressure in the system. Sometimes the gage goes bad, or the pipe attaching the gage to the port gets clogged, and the gage does not read accurately. The gage does not control anything, it is simply there to allow you to know what the pressure is in your system.

Thank you, Daniel!

I assume that tightening the spring will result in higher pressure?

I will also make small adjustments and observe the results.

JB

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