Re: Cycling well pump
Posted by Deb on June 21, 2003 at 10:41:26:
In response to Re: Cycling well pump
: I have a well pump that is used for irrigation only, and it has been cycling from day-one. I am not sure which is worse for the motor and/or pump: cycling (constantly going on/off) or running continuously for < 1 hour at a time.

: I think that cycling is worse as the pump should be able to take an hour of work without a problem. Any thoughts?

: Thanks!

Cycling on and off is the worst. Pumps are generally rated for x number of turn ons in their lifetime. I have seen several set-ups lately for pumps where they run continuously.
The Pipewench

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