Pump Switch Setting

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by aswetich, May 20, 2013.

  1. aswetich

    aswetich New Member

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    The switch for the well pump at my cottage went bad so I need to replace it. The water pressure really isn't that good so I was was thinking of using a 40/60 pre-set square D switch. Is there any problem in doing so with the equipment I have ?

    1. Well-X 202 bladder tank
    2. 1 HP pump
    3. Cottage has PVC water supply lines

    I was going to turn the pump off, open a faucet till the water stops coming out, then set the tank pressure to 38 PSI. After that was done I would simply install the new pre-set switch.

    Does this sound OK ?

    Thanks
     
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    That would depend on whether the pump is capable of producing that much pressure. If it cannot, it will not shut off and could melt down.
     
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