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comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
My goal is to not have the pump cycle at all. I'm trying to reduce wear and tear on the pump and save money. :)
Apr
22
comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
as a test, I was able to turn on another faucet while Zone 2 was one and prevent the pump from cycling, if the faucet was producing about 5 gals a minute.
Apr
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comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
I could change the setting on the well to 80 to test that.
Apr
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comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
I turn on the water, the water pressure starts goes down from 75 PSI down to 45, the pump kicks on and stays on until the pressure goes back to 75 PSI at which point the the pump kicks off.
Apr
22
comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
I'm not running both zones at the same time...honestly I didn't think I could so I can't see how I could have a build of pressure from Zone 1.
Apr
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comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
This is Texas so no grade difference to speak of... <grin>
Apr
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comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
It's my understanding that the problem isn't PSI at each head but that I'm not moving enough water thru the line. Right now, everything sprays fine with good distance (about 40' radius) and I'm just trying to keep the pump from cycling. I know I'm close since the line is only a little be longer than one that works correctly with the same number of heads.
Apr
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comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
the pump is attached to an 'small building' and is attached to a tank (150 gal) and a pressure switch. I have the switch set to on at 45PSI and off at 75PSI. I'm not sure how deep the well is.
Apr
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comment How do I increase the pressure in my sprinkler system that runs off a well?
I'm more trying to salvage what I've done already. Would splitting an existing line into 2 separate lines allow me to push more water
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