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- Aug 12, 2018
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Just finished this set-up, and tested it. The good news is, no leaks. (It’s a very good thing I bought and installed a booster pump, since without it the system pressure is only about 35. The booster pump raises it to 80.)
Here’s the problem:
Until my water tank arrives and I get to install a float valve on the exiting ‘good water’ line (Blue), I have put a ball valve at the end of the line which I can close to simulate a full water tank. Soon thereafter, the pressure switch on the Blue line signals a rise in pressure to the system (at 90) as it is supposed to do, and the booster pump shuts off power; waste water (Black line) ceases. HOWEVER the system pressure-drops and after about 30-40 seconds the booster pump kicks back on... for about 15 seconds, producing waste water, until the pressure from the closed Blue line ball valves raises pressure back to 90 and shuts off the booster pump again.
Certainly something must be malfunctioning, as I would be cycling the pump and sending waste water down the drain throughout the day at this rate. Thoughts/help about the pressure drop, please...?