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  1. thanks bob for covering warranty on pump. ...

    thanks bob for covering warranty on pump.

    Yes... i was talking about "running pressure" Holds at 54 psi, my shut off is at 57. But it takes 70 seconds to reach shut off after the tap is closed....
  2. I figured it out. I had put a check valve in...

    I figured it out. I had put a check valve in right before the tank inside the house. When I did this last summer (when hooking up my water system) I was given that advice from a neighbor. I...
  3. When submersible pump runs my house is noisy

    We have a small house. 86 gallon pressure tank (about 23 gallon drawdown@ 35-55 psi). When pump cuts in the hum of the motor/water entering tank is loud throughout the house. Not terrible, but a...
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    Do Pumps usually have a warranty?

    I am wondering if submersible pumps usually have a warranty.

    I bought one this past fall and installed it. I was still building the house at the time and the pump did not run hardly at all till...
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    got the pump out today - now...

    I removed the submersible 2 wire 230 volt pump from the cistern at the spring tonight. I want to fill up a 50 gallon garbage can and try to run it (cycling the water back into the can). Will this...
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    yes i have a flow inducer sleeve. No there are...

    yes i have a flow inducer sleeve.

    No there are no valves after the pump.

    Basically, this pump pumps water (when called for per float switches) up to a 5000 gallon cistern up top at the house. ...
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    oh one more thing..... when i hear the motor come...

    oh one more thing..... when i hear the motor come on it is loud but not pumping any water.
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    pump sounds locked up.

    I have a submersible pump inside of a 300 gallon holding tank at my spring. It's been in for 2 weeks and was running fine until today. It now makes a loud sound and comes on for 20 seconds and then...
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    relief valve plumbing

    I have a relief valve (75 psi) hooked near my pressure tank. I want to know if I can plumb it directly into the waste line. Someone told me that it may introduce bacteria into the potable water...
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    tough to do some of those. I rented a trencher...

    tough to do some of those. I rented a trencher last weekend to install the pipe. It is a 1350 foot run. There is a 500 foot section that is a very steep drop through the woods and going down that...
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    insulating underground water line

    the water line i am burying from my spring to the cisterns should be 16" deep in my area. In some places I am only able to trench down 6 inches because of VERY HARD ground/rock. I need to make sure...
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    Thanks. That makes sense. I wasn't even...

    Thanks. That makes sense. I wasn't even considering that the drawdown capacity would get less as pressures rise. When I receive and install this csv160 I will report back on here my experiences...
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    Almost every person i know that has a well system...

    Almost every person i know that has a well system uses 20/40 or 30/50 pressure settings. I just ordered a 60 psi csv. That means I am going to be setting my differential to something like 45 to 50...
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    I have order the csv160 from speedbump. The...

    I have order the csv160 from speedbump. The evidence for saving the equipment, the water system, etc from a small investment of a csv is overwhelming. Thanks for all the input from everyone.
  15. BOB (pumpsandtanks.com) (speedbump)

    Bob,
    I just wanted to say thanks very much for your efforts to straighten out the mis-order from the manufacturer.

    FYI to others on this forum:

    I joined this forum several months ago to do...
  16. I am a bathroom remodeller. Last year I was...

    I am a bathroom remodeller. Last year I was installing a Champion toilet for my customer (as part of the bathroom remodel) because she had specified it. The specific directions read that you are...
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    Does anyone know the consequences of going from...

    Does anyone know the consequences of going from 50 psi to 60 psi on plumbing: pipes, valves, faucets, etc. Maybe I am just being over anxious here, but it seems that the more pressure that is...
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    rancher...... My spring is running about 500...

    rancher......
    My spring is running about 500 gallons per day in dry weather and 900 to 1000 gallons per day in other times.

    It fills a 300 gallon tank and then pumps (if the float switch calls)...
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    Thanks for all the info. A couple more...

    Thanks for all the info.

    A couple more questions:
    if i move to a 60 psi setting on a csv (meaning i would actually change the pressure switch settings to something like (52/62), will my 1/2 hp ...
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    Speedbump.... question

    Speedbump.....

    The pump i ordered came just fine, however, i thought it was supposed to be a franklin motor. It is some brand I don't even recall that is made in taiwan. Am I missing something...
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    Bob, What kind of cycle valve would be...

    Bob,

    What kind of cycle valve would be recommended?

    I have an 80 gallon tank (bladder type) - 80 real gallons
    I am running about 37/56 pressure settings
    I think my drawdown is about 20 to 23...
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    cycle stop

    Could i benefit from a cycle stop valve even though i have only a 1/2 hp submersible? I just installed it a couple months ago (wished I would have learned about csv's before or i would have...
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    bob- yes that is right, I am filling a cistern...

    bob- yes that is right, I am filling a cistern next to my house, so essentially there is no pressure I am pumping against. Actual total pump head the pump will be seeing is 250 feet of head (220...
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    oops, i meant 220 feet elevation rise plus 28...

    oops, i meant 220 feet elevation rise plus 28 feet head due to friction= 248. Say 250 to 260 to be safe.
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    Sorry, I looked on my contour map closely today. ...

    Sorry, I looked on my contour map closely today. I have 200 feet elevation difference plus 28 feet worth of head due to friction loss= 248 feet total head. Does this pump do that? Thanks.
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