Re: Cycling well pump
Posted by PW on June 21, 2003 at 11:29:51:
In response to Re: Cycling well pump
Bill,

In our part of the country irrigation pumps, including lawn, are sized to run flat out, no pressure switch. Sounds like you are using a domestic well pump for irrigation. You will have to look at your irrigation system, pipe size, capacity of each head, and number of heads on a zone to see if the existing pump can have the switch bypassed.

PW

: 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!




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