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    Float Switch Failure- Take Two

    This forum has been a great help in times past in providing guidance for setting up float switches in a cistern. I have a dry hole for a well, with the well pump (protected) flowing into a cistern...
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    Gentlemen, Sorry to be in absentia for the...

    Gentlemen,

    Sorry to be in absentia for the later responses, but to verify- this is a float switch in a cistern. I've got our well pump pumping into a cistern (the well is a "dry hole" with the...
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    Thank you much gentlemen. As consent is...

    Thank you much gentlemen. As consent is unanimous, I've obviously got some upgrading to do.

    Quick question- is there an alarm switch you could point me to? I could improvise, but if there's an...
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    Float Switch Failure

    Fourteen months after successfully installing a float switch in my cistern to control the water level fed by a well pump (credit due to members of this forum who patiently saw me through the...
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    Thank you sir!

    Thank you sir!
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    Contactor Question

    I don't know if this question might be better posed on an electrical forum, but here goes: With my newly installed (cistern) float switch controlling a definite purpose contactor which provides power...
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    Thanks guys. As the weather is no longer balmy...

    Thanks guys. As the weather is no longer balmy and I'm short on enthusiasm for moving that roughly 500 lb. concrete cistern lid again, I may be willing to live with a less than optimum water level...
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    Many thanks in tardy fashion, Bob. I guess I need...

    Many thanks in tardy fashion, Bob. I guess I need to don the wetsuit (if only I had one) and descend into the cistern for a re-adjustment of the switch.
    Thanks again.

    DM
    Afton, Virginny
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    Float Switch Question

    Having "completed" my well-to-cistern project I have a question after observing the operation of the float switch itself. Before installing the switch I tested it in-hand with a Fluke meter and it...
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    Thank you for your rapid reply, Cass; that...

    Thank you for your rapid reply, Cass; that fitting sounds by-passable to me!
    Your query had me spooked, to I had to look:
    http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/8987/dscf0002ot0.jpg
    Thanks again!

    DM
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    Fitting Question

    Greetings again, folks. I am deep into my well discharge pipe-to-cistern project which thus far has gone swimmingly with much thanks to this forum. I am approaching the final connection stage and...
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    I'm a newbie neophyte to this forum and to...

    I'm a newbie neophyte to this forum and to plumbing in general, but make my living in an electro-mechanical world. That most certainly is a start capacitor, and a leaking capacitor is a toasted...
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    Welp, if I were to retract and rephrase my...

    Welp, if I were to retract and rephrase my question, it would be: "Is power-cycling a plug-in transformer considered taboo?"
    Speedbump, I had seen your illustration elsewhere but couldn't make it...
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    Me (post originator) again, and my ignorance is...

    Me (post originator) again, and my ignorance is still showing. I ordered a liquid level float switch from McMaster-Carr (p/n 51445K91), along with a high amp, 24v control voltage relay. My line of...
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    Gentlemen, Thanks for your insight. I will...

    Gentlemen,

    Thanks for your insight. I will take all of this into account as I go into this project. I do have a Pumptec for protection on the well pump, but hadn't given any thought to protecting...
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    Discharge Pipe Into Cistern

    I have a well pump at 385 feet, the output of which is marginal at best; two loads of laundry within a period of a couple of hours is out of the question. An adjacent neighbor had a new well dug to a...
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