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tomatolord    Posted 10-17-2001 at 15:39:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ok the well turns on at 15 - which seems real low to me.

There is a square d wellcontrol box

How do i adjust it to have the well turn on at a higher psi

Also I have 2 tanks not 1

one tank is connected prior to the gauge and the other after the gauge.


Burrhead    Posted 10-17-2001 at 16:24:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Turn off the electricity to the pump.

Take the plastic cover off the square d and you'll see the adjustment nut with a spring under it on the long threaded stem sticking up between the contact points.

Tighten the nut down several turns, turn the pump back on and check the pressure cut off again.

Keep that up til you get it where you want it.

I run my A.O. Smith 3/4 and 1 hp deep well pumps at 40/60 settings.

I think you would be happier with yours to set it for at least 25-30 lbs cut in.

tomatolord    Posted 10-17-2001 at 16:34:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yup I took the cover off and saw the the long bolt and nut - there was also 2 short bolts and nuts and I was not sure which one was which

thanks for the help burrman!

Nathan(GA)    Posted 10-18-2001 at 05:48:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
On our old one, it had a long and short screw. One controlled the cut in and the other the cut out. I don't remember which was which though.

Burrhead    Posted 10-19-2001 at 14:18:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Nathan if it's a Square D like these here the long is cut in and the short is cut out. If you adjust the cut in the other side auto adjust itself in relation to the cut in pressures.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 10-19-2001 at 20:04:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK, I didn't know that. Thanks!

Burrhead    Posted 10-17-2001 at 16:37:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're always welcome. I don't never fool with the short screws unless I have to clean the points and re-adjust each side separate.

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