Pump cycling while watering garden

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  1. Big stevie

    Big stevie New Member

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    My question is about well cycling while watering the garden. I checked and it cycles on for 50 seconds then off for about 40 while I'm currently watering with a bunch of drip hoses. That takes an hour to water. Should I try to use more watering devices to prevent the tank from filling up and cycling so much?
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. You should also use a bigger pressure tank to give more run-time for your non-garden purposes.
     
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  4. valveman

    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    You can either double or triple the drip lines to keep the pump running, double or triple the size of the pressure tank to reduce the cycling, or use a Cycle Stop Valve that was made to let you use drip lines or sprinklers anyway you want.
     
  5. Big stevie

    Big stevie New Member

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    Thanks for the useful information. Much appreciated.
     
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