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pressure switch adjustment for well pump

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Are there some guidelines for setting the maximum and minimum pressure points on the switch that controls when the pump kicks off and on? I have been experimenting. When the range is too great, taking a shower means waiting through a trickle of water for the next gusher -or- repeatedly re-adjusting the faucets to accommodate changes in pressure.

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I've also seen this problem before when the tube between the waterline and the pressure switch becomes clogged. Takes longer for the pressure differential to be 'noticed' by the switch. Hence, your low pressure trickle in the waterline.

Do you have a 3/8 or 1/4 brass nipple attached to the switch (submersible pump) or one of those plastic tubes that goes between a switch and a jetpump?
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