Help setting up storage tank system

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  1. DiamondCarr

    DiamondCarr New Member

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    Thank you all for your advice recently. We have acquired a water storage tank and would like more details on setting up the system. Our pump is faster than our water recovery so I believe I understood there is a way to set it up so that the pump could supply the storage tank by running for a determined time; example; run for 2 min then off for say 30min repeating till "fill level" is reached. I have attached (hopefully) a crude picture of our current ( well to pressure tank to house and out buildings (with a D box w lever) and proposed ( Well, to storage tank, to jet pump, to pressure tank, to house and out buildings) setups. We would like to know if this should work and what kind valves, switches, sensors etc. we might need. Temporary storage tank is 300gal vertical 36" x 79" because it fits nicely in our below ground 6'x6'x7' well house, no worries about freezing water. We have been gifted with a 1500 gal vertical tank but will need excavate and build an "insulated house" for it and check it for leaks and clean it etc. winter is coming and our water situation is a bit critical. the new Goulds the well pro installed appears to be working too good. He obviously did not diagnose the real issue we had, just installed a new pump dropped it an additional 20 ft and called it good.
    Thank you!
     

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  2. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    Your well pump can feed the storage tank at the top, but your jet pump needs to get its water from the bottom of the storage tank. You don’t want just a timer on the well pump, but rather a Dry Well Protection relay with a timer built in. The Cycle Sensor looks at the amps of the well pump and knows when it is running dry. It then shuts off the well pump and has a timer that can be set from 1 to 500 minutes to restart the pump. Then you need a pump up float switch in the storage tank to completely shut off the well pump when the storage tank finally gets full.
     
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  4. DiamondCarr

    DiamondCarr New Member

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    Can our current pressure tank (120gal) be used or do we need to change to the sidekick?
     
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    A CSV will work with any size tank. You may want to narrow up the delta on the switch as much as possible so that you won't have to wait so long to get higher constant pressure.
     
  6. akcooper9

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    1+ I use a CSV on my 80 gallon pressure tank and it works great.
     
  7. DiamondCarr

    DiamondCarr New Member

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    What kind of float switch do you recommend?
     
  8. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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