Hello Gary Slusser and others,
My pressure tank seems to have bit the (iron) dust, so I am trying to decide which size tank to replace it with and whether or not to use a CSV (Cycle Stop Valve) with it.
My existing system : 1/3hp? or 1/2hp? submersible well pump, 1" pvc into basement, 1" Clack air injector (I added), 1" check valve, 44 gallon well-x-trol WX-250 pressure tank, square D 40/60 control, 8" x 48" precipitation? tank, 9" x 54" pHneutralizer with Fleck 5600, 24,000 grain softener with Fleck 7000.
I get aprox. 6 gpm out of the drain valve at the pressure tank which is located after the Clack air injector.
My exterior spigots are isolated from the conditioned water, they exit after the wel-x-trol and have inline wound filters to trap iron and sediment.
The reason I would like to add a CSV (besides it's benefits to the well pump etc.) is because I use standard impulse type sprinklers to water my lawn and when the pressure drops down to 40 psi they don't work properly, so I would like constant pressure.
I called a well guy, I know, who suggested upgrading my existing pressure tank to the 62 gallon WX-251 or the 81 gallon WX-255 and using a 50/70 control setting. He didn't know anything about the CSV.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.