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    Default Hydro Pneumatic to CSV setup

    I am considering moving from my existing hydro pneumatic to a CSV setup and have some questions.

    My existing setup is a submersed pump at approx 40 (forty) feet deep, and a retention tank. Its just my home, 2 bathrooms, washer, my wife and 2 kids. No irrigation, nothing else in the system. The retention tank is inside the house next to the HWT with the pressure switch and a shut off.

    I am in the process of getting all the detailed information about the well, the pump and the tank from the well company who has been servicing the well for the last 35 years prior to my purchasing the property. If you need any of these particulars hopefully ill have them in a few days.

    The reason I am considering the switch is this. Since I have owned the house I have been unsatisfied with the water system. The poor pressure, the fluctuations in pressure and especially the damn noise from air volume control. And finally, the retention tank has two leaks in the side where the wall of the tank seems to have simply rotted away.

    At this point, before I move forward, if I pull the tank and replace it with a CSV setup. Will I have to modify the existing well head setup? Specifically the bleeder orifice and the schrader on the check valve?

    Thanks in advance, let me know if there are any other details I can add to help.


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    Pulling a pump that is a mere 40 feet deep to remove the bleeder is not a daunting task. You should remove the checkvalve at the tank.

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    Im not so much concerned with pulling the pump, I feel I can get it figured out. Ive never done it, however I am pretty handy. I just want to make sure that if I install a PSIde-kick / CSV setup in the house I install or replace all the appropriate fittings outside as well.

    Still trying to find out what exact pump I have in the ground...

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    If you plug the bleeder orifice that is about 5’ down in the well, there is no problem replacing that big tank with a Pside-Kick kit and the 4.5 gallon tank. Just make sure you don’t have an air over water type tank for a reason. That kind of system is usually only used when you have iron or sulfur in the water. Mixing air with the water helps eliminate the iron and the sulfur smell if you have those things in your water. If you have iron and sulfur and you change out to a bladder style tank, you may start having smelly water.

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    We also see bleeders and air releases here Ct where trenches aren't deep enough to prevent freezing

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigpump View Post
    We also see bleeders and air releases here Ct where trenches aren't deep enough to prevent freezing
    Yeah that would be another good reason.

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