well water pressure

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by ugabulldog, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. ugabulldog

    ugabulldog New Member

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    How much psi should I have from well to tank, the same as my cut in and out settings?? If this helps, I have a submersible pump about 240' deep, well is about 380' from house, 1" pvc. Tank cut in at 30 psi, off at 60 psi. The reason I am asking is I have a pressure relief valve at top of well, it is leaking when pump runs, I have adjusted it all the way up to 175psi and it still leaks when pump runs.
     
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Either your pressure relief valve is bad, or you have a Cycle Stop Valve and the pressure relief needs to be moved to a point after the CSV.
     
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  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    From another thread I was lead to believe that ugabulldog has a prefilter and a micronizer to aerate the water for iron filtering. A micronizer can be a significant flow restriction and can raise the pressure at the wellhead. How much, I don't know. If the PRV worked up until now and just recently started popping off, I would suspect it is either bad or the prefilter/micronizer is partially clogged.
     
  5. ugabulldog

    ugabulldog New Member

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    Hi LL, I cleaned the filter, it was very durty but relief valve is still leaking, can't really check the micronizer, but it is still sucking air....thanks again for your help. I might ry another prv or just cap off.
     
  6. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Put a pressure gauge where the prv is and see what pressure you are dealing with.
     
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