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    DIY Junior Member Beany's Avatar
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    How often should my pump run : Well is 63 ft deep,submersible pump,pressure switch set at 45/65,44 gal. tank with 43 lbs of air. should pump kick on every 60 seconds, min and a half, how often

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    How often the pump comes on depends on how much water you use. Measure how many gallons of drawdown you get to determine if the tank is waterlogged. I think you should see close to 10 gallons. Time how long it takes to refill the tank with no water being drawn.

    Consider installing a Cycle Stop Valve.

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    If you are not using any water, the pump should never come on.

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